Flinders Research NewsDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme - Innovations Connections
Are you engaging with an Australian business that has operated for at least three consecutive years, and within the current or previous two years had an annual turnover of at least $1.5m (or $750,00 for remote or northern Australia)?
You may be able to access Innovation Connections - a non-competitive program that funds research activities. It encourages and assists small and medium businesses to access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation.
Join an information session by David Monck, Innovation Connections facilitator, at Flinders Bedford Park, Monday 10 February, 11 am – 12 noon. Register now through ienrol - Research to attend.
Innovation Connections facilitators provide guidance to match businesses with researchers to address knowledge or research related issues. David will be available to answer your questions in addition to providing insight into the program.
Activities that can be funded through this ongoing program are:
- Researcher Placement: the placement of a Researcher in the business to work collaboratively on a specific Innovation Connections project in order to develop and implement a new idea with commercial potential (up to a maximum of $50,000, matched by business partner);
- Business Researcher Placement: the placement of a Participants’ own research employee into a Publicly Funded Research Organisation to work collaboratively on a specific Innovation Connections project and access to research infrastructure (up to a maximum of $50,000, matched by business partner);
- Graduate Placement: the employment of a graduate or post graduate into the Participant’s business to undertake a specific Innovation Connections project collaboratively with a Publicly Funded Research Organisation (up to a maximum of $30,000, matched by business partner).
Researchers of any discipline can be involved in this program; the funds provide support to businesses operating in the Growth Sectors, as well as the Enabling Technologies and Services to the Growth Sectors.
If you are interested in finding out more information about this opportunity please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).