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Grants & assistance

Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (VCLP)

  • Open

Provides venture capital limited partnerships (VCLPs) with a flow-through tax incentive (exemption from capital gains tax for gains made on eligible investments) for foreign investors to stimulate Australia’s venture capital sector by attracting foreign investors.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be either a limited partnership or an incorporated limited partnership
  • be established in Australia or in a country that has a double tax agreement with Australia
  • have at least $10 million committed capital.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (ESVCLP)

  • Open

Provides early stage venture capital limited partnerships (ESVCLPs) with a flow-through tax incentive and a complete tax exemption on an investor’s share of a fund’s income to increase investment in early stage venture capital businesses.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be either a limited partnership or an incorporated limited partnership
  • be established in Australia or in a country that Australia has a double tax agreement with
  • have a partnership agreement that ensures the partnership exists for between 5 and15 years.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

R&D Tax Incentive

  • Open

Provides a tax offset for some of a company's cost of doing eligible research and development (R&D) activities by reducing a company's income tax liability. Tax offsets of 43.5% or 38.5% are available for costs incurred on eligible activities depending on a company’s annual aggregated turnover. The 43.5% benefit is a refundable offset.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, applicants must:

  • be an incorporated company
  • be conducting eligible core R&D activities. These are defined in the legislation as being experiments that are guided by hypotheses and conducted for the purpose of generating new knowledge
  • have incurred eligible R&D expenditure or notional deductions of at least $20,000 (unless using a Research Service Provider or a Cooperative Research Centre).

This is a self-assessment programme. Further key eligibility requirements apply.


Grants & assistance

Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF)

  • Open

Provides companies with venture capital through licensed private sector fund managers to develop and commercialise biomedical discoveries in Australia.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, at the time of the first investment, you must be an eligible company that is, or will be, developing and commercialising biomedical discoveries and have:

  • a majority of your employees and assets inside Australia, or will use the whole of the initial investment within Australia
  • an average annual revenue over the previous two years below $25 million per year.

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Grants & assistance

Business Development Fund QLD

  • Open

Provides Queensland businesses with investment funding between $125,000 and $2.5 million to research or commercialise an innovative product or service.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be an Australian company
  • have the majority of your assets and employees based in Queensland
  • be in the process of developing or commercialising an innovative product or service.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

MRIWA Research Remit

  • Open

Provides geological researchers with funding to undertake research projects that benefit the WA mineral industry.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be conducting research that benefits the mineral industries of WA
  • have a project proposal prepared.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Grants

  • Open

Provides industry-led collaborations with short term (up to three years) matched funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products and services.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be in a collaboration which contains at least two Australian industry organisations including one small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and at least one Australian research organisation
  • be able to match the funding sought.

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Grants & assistance

Medical Technologies Program

  • Open

Provides SA medical research and manufacturing businesses with up to 250 hours of research to develop new medical devices and assistive technologies.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have a completion time of three months (or 250 hours) for your project
  • be creating a medical device or assistive technology
  • be able to co-contribute $5,000 to the project.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

US-Australia International Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI)

Provides Australian universities involved in approved submissions on designated topics under the US MURI program with grants of up to $3 million for a three year project to strengthen Australian university research capacity, skills and global networks.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must have an ABN and be:

  • a higher education provider listed at Table A or Table B of the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth)
  • a lead Australian university in an approved MURI submission on a designated topic.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Grants & assistance

Minimum Viable Product NSW

  • Open

Provides NSW technology start-up businesses with funding of up to $25,000 to conduct market research and test their business model with consumers.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • have an ABN registered in NSW and be based in NSW
  • have a completed proof of concept
  • be at pre-revenue stage.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.