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Funding is now available for defence manufacturing projects under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). This follows the launch of the Defence National Manufacturing Priority road map, which will guide MMI investments.

Funding opportunities


The MMI provides support to Australian manufacturers across 2 streams:

  • The Manufacturing Translation stream — helps manufacturers translate research and ideas into commercial outcomes, scale-up, and become more competitive and resilient.
  • The Manufacturing Integration stream — helps manufacturers to access domestic and international value chains and enter new markets, fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader.

The MMI Translation and Integration streams are split into rounds with the first round open for:

What is the Defence National Manufacturing Priority road map?


The road map identifies opportunities for defence manufacturers in 3 key areas:

  1. Defence — Leveraging Defence investments and long term commitments to integrate emerging technologies and scale manufacturing of products and components supporting ADF priorities.
  2. International — Expanding to service new and existing export markets with strategic partners.
  3. Cross-sector — Diversifying to cross-sector applications – both defence spin-off and spin-in.

Learn more about the Defence National Manufacturing Priority road map.

Who is this for?


Australian businesses looking to integrate their products and services into domestic and international value chains with eligible expenditure of over $2 million supporting the Defence National Manufacturing Priority.

What funding is available?


Co-funding grants of $1 million to $20 million for up to 50% of the cost of the project supporting the Defence National Manufacturing Priority.

For more information regarding the Modern Manufacturing Initiative, please contact:

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