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Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF)


The Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund provides small to medium manufacturing enterprises with matched funding for small-scale research projects.

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What do you get?

Matched funding of between $100,000 and $400,000 

Who is this for?

Small to medium manufacturing enterprises.

Overview

The Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund provides small to medium manufacturing enterprises with funding for rapid initial feasibility testing, which allowis projects to then move quickly to larger-scale research or commercialisation.

The funding may be used for activities directly related to the project, including:

  • equipment development, testing and installation
  • software development, testing and deployment
  • materials, consumables and laboratory disposables
  • salaries and consulting fees directly related to the activities in the project
  • travel and accommodation for field activities in Australia
  • capital expenditure where the equipment/works are directly related to the project

The grant will cover up to 50% of eligible project costs.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be a small to medium manufacturing enterprise with less than 200 employees
  • be non tax-exempt
  • be registered for the goods and services tax (GST)

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund.

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