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Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators


Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators provides incubators with funding to help start-ups develop the capabilities to succeed in international markets.
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Application detail:

You can submit an application for Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators at any time.

 
What do you get?

From $26,000 to $500,000 of funding for up to 2 years. Funding covers eligible project value of up to 65% in regional areas or up to 50% in major cities.

Who is this for?

Australian incubators, including accelerators and germinators, looking to support the commercial success of start-ups in international markets.

Overview


Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups, specifically: 

  • new incubators (in a regional area and/or in a sector with high potential) to develop so they can succeed in international trade
  • existing incubators to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem
  • new and existing incubators that want to work with data-driven start-ups that use public data as part of their business

Skilled facilitators can assist potential applicants, particularly in regional areas, to access funding.

We also assist successful applicants to access public data through the DataStart program and will promote start-ups through case studies on the data.gov.au portal.

Incubator Support – Expert in Residence is part of the $23 million Incubator Support initiative. The initiative is one of 4 elements that form the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Funding is also available under the other Incubator Support component: Expert in Residence.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To get a New and Existing Incubators grant, you must be either:

  • operating an existing incubator
  • establishing a new incubator

Your incubator must foster and facilitate the development of innovative start-ups focused on international trade.

You must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO
  • a local government agency or body

You must provide:

Your project must:

  •  include eligible activities and expenditure
  • have an eligible project value of at least $52,000 for projects in major cities
  • have an eligible project value of at least $40,000 for projects in regional areas
Read the Program Guidelines for more information on the eligibility criteria.
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Applying


The New and Existing Incubators grant is highly competitive. We encourage you to:

You can submit 1 draft application before you submit your final application. We’ll provide feedback on your draft application. A regional incubator facilitator may provide this feedback. You should address this feedback before submitting your final application.

You can apply and receive funding for up to 2 grants at the same time. You can apply for more than 2 grants after you have finished 1 of the funded projects and have provided a satisfactory final report.

How do you apply?

Read the Program Guidelines and then complete the online application form.

When you submit your application you can choose to submit as a draft or final version.

You’ll get a receipt number when you submit your online form.

Apply for Incubator Support – New and Existing now

Complete the online application form if you:

  • read the Program Guidelines
  • meet the eligibility criteria
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Need help?

Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Customer stories


We are proud of the funding we have provided to Australian incubators to assist start-ups to succeed. Watch our customer story video to find out how we help businesses in regional Australia.

Key documents


Factsheet Incubator Support Initiative

Sample application form

Sample board or CEO approval letter

Accountants Declaration for grants over $50,000

DataStart program information sheet