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Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Regulatory Technology Round

In this round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative, we detail 4 challenges that government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The grant gives you the opportunity to solve these challenges using innovative approaches.

This round focuses on regulatory technology (RegTech) which uses digital technologies to streamline or enhance compliance for businesses or individuals, and administration for government.

Close date: 03 Jun 2021 05:00 PM AEST.

What do you get?

Grants from $50,000 to $100,000 for regulatory technology project feasibility studies. If your feasibility study is successful, you may receive up to $1 million to develop a proof of concept. 

Who is this for?

Small to medium enterprises with a regulatory technology project.


The Business Research and Innovation Initiative occurs in 3 stages.
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What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an individual or partnership, provided you agree to form a company incorporated in Australia to enter into a grant agreement.

We can only accept applications where:

  • you have a combined annual turnover of less than $20 million for each of the 3 financial years prior to the lodgement of the application
  • you provide all mandatory attachments.

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

If you are controlled by a Publicly Funded Research Organisation, including university spinoffs with at least 40% university ownership, you must have annual turnover in isolation of less than $20 million for each of the 3 financial years prior to lodgement of the application.


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for Business Research and Innovation Initiative – Regulatory Technology Round

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample agreement
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Information sessions

Online information sessions were held and a recording for each challenge will be available soon.

Fact sheets

Check our resources to learn more about the program and the challenges.

Using technology to help identify and assess poor market disclosure by listed companies

Using technology for remote and automated monitoring of export livestock health and welfare

Using technology for a streamlined path to marine autonomous systems assurance

Using technology for real-time and accurate asbestos testing

Need help?

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

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Grant recipients

Find out who received a BRII grant in Round 1.

Find out who received a BRII grant in Round 2.

Find out who received funding in the feasibility study stage of the BRII Priority Sectors round.

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Frequently asked questions

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Letter of support template

Feasibility study report template

Financial turnover declaration template

Priority sectors key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines – Proof of Concept

Sample grant agreement – Proof of Concept

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