About Biotechnology - Grants
Grants & Assistance
The federal government's business.gov.au offers you one-stop access to all the government information, forms and services a buisness may need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
Grants and other funding programs are available from the Australian, state and territory governments and in some cases from local councils. There are grants and other assistance available for business activities such as expanding your business, research and development, innovation and exporting.
You may also find it useful to contact an advisory service for information on what support is available for your business.
To help you locate grants and assistance relevant to your business, the government has created a search tool called Grant Finder. Using Grant Finder, you can search for grants and assistance programs available within your state or territory, in addition to those provided by the Australian government.
Please be aware that due to the large volume of data, Grant Finder may take a few moments to load.
There is information about almost 600 State and Commonwealth grants for businesses available here
Commercialisation Australia is a competitive, merit-based assistance program, which will support selected applications with the “strongest commercial potential” with co-contribution grants.
Grants are available in three types and include:
• Skills and knowledge grants of up to $50,000 to pay for specialist advice and services and up to $200,000 to engage experienced executives;
• Proof of Concept grants up to $250,000 to test the commercial viability of a new product, process or service;
• Early Stage Commercialisation repayable grants up to $2 million to develop a new product, process or service to the stage where it can be taken to market.
For more information about Commercialisation Australia, go to www.commercialisationaustralia.gov.au or contact the hotline on 13 22 56.