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Entrepreneurs' Programme

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The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is helping Australian businesses to improve their growth capabilities and networks, engage with researchers, foster innovation and encourage commercialisation of novel products, processes or services. Watch this video to learn how the Programme can help you.

Business Management

Business Management consists of 2 elements. Business advice and facilitation services to small and medium business to help build capacity, improve capability, extend networks and take advantage of growth opportunities in Australian and/or markets in other countries. Business growth grants assist you to implement recommendations.

Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation provides successful applicants access to expert guidance and grants to find the right commercialisation solutions for novel products, processes and services.

Incubator Support

The Incubator Support initiative provides grant funding to incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus.

Innovation Connections

Expert Innovation Facilitators work with your business to identify knowledge gaps that are preventing your business growth. The outcome is an Innovation Facilitation Report.

Advisers and Facilitators

The Entrepreneurs' Programme has a national network of over 100 highly skilled business advisers and facilitators.

Programme guidelines

Entrepreneurs' Programme - Programme guidelines

Accelerating Commercialisation - Customer information guide

Business Management - Grant opportunity guidelines

Incubator Support - Program guidelines

Innovation Connections - Customer information guide

Learning events

Entrepreneurs' Programme learning events deliver targeted and tailored events and activities to Australian businesses to address learning challenges and gaps, encourage peer-to-peer networking, and facilitate a deeper engagement to embed skills and learnings.

Learning events are delivered through various learning modes such as:

  • single and multi-day workshops
  • masterclasses
  • exemplar business site visits
  • panel discussions and group mentoring
  • high-level introductory learning

Our events are held across the country in metro, regional and rural area. You can contact the learning events team with any questions at eplearningevents@industry.gov.au.

Customer stories

Find out how our customers are benefitting from the Entrepreneurs' Programme.