Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants

The Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program supports businesses to undertake a range of activities. These may include design, prototype and testing activities undertaken at specialised facilities and service organisations that enhance automotive product design and development process.
Application detail:

Applications are currently closed.

What do you get?

Grant funding between $50,000 and $200,000, up to half of eligible project costs.

Who is this for?

Businesses undertaking automotive product design and development.


This program aims to help businesses enhance their automotive product design and development process.

It will do this by supporting activities at specialised facilities and service organisations, including:

  • designing
  • prototyping
  • testing

Australian businesses can benefit from the program’s objectives to support:

  • access to automotive test facilities
  • access to design and prototyping services
  • new automotive product development
  • enhanced business capability
  • building capacity to deliver diversified products
  • building capacity to supply products to local and international markets

The grant funding available is:

  • between $50,000 and $200,000
  • up to 50% of your eligible project costs
  • for a project period up to 12 months


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be an entity incorporated in Australia (includes an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust)

You must also engage in trading activities that either: 

  • form a significant proportion of your overall activities
  • are a substantial and not peripheral activity of the corporation

Your project must:

  • use an external facility
  • have at least $100,000 in eligible expenditure

You must provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that:

  • the project is supported 
  • you can complete the project
  • you can meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding

You must also provide evidence on how you will fund your share of project costs

For more information on eligibility please read the Grant opportunity guidelines.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form