Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund SA

The Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund provides researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses with matched funding to support collaboration and commercialisation of new products and services.


What do you get?

Matched funding of between $20,000 and $2 million.

Who is this for?

SA researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses.


The Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund provides funding to support collaboration between enterprises, researchers and universities to commercialise new products and services.

There are 3 different funding streams:

  • Stream 1 - Strategic Research Initiatives ($50,000 - $2 million)
  • Stream 2 - Startup and Early Stage Company Incentive ($20,000 - $1 million)
  • Stream 3 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Initiatives ($20,000 - $500,000)

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be financially viable
  • be a South Australian-based legal entity that is one of the following
    • business (including not-for-profits)
    • business/industry association
    • university
    • independent research institute
    • state government research institute

Additional eligibility criteria apply to each funding stream.

If you are not located in SA you may still be eligible under special circumstances.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund.

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