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Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Priority Sectors Round


Each time the Business Research and Innovation Initiative opens, we detail up to 5 challenges that government currently faces in policy and service delivery areas. The grant gives you the opportunity to solve these challenges using innovative approaches.

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What do you get?

Up to $100,000 to conduct a feasibility study, and if successful, up to $1 million to develop a proof of concept. You will retain intellectual property rights and the right to sell your product or solution in domestic and global markets.

Who is this for?

Small to medium sized enterprises (with a turnover of less than $20 Million) interested in grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.

Overview


The Business Research and Innovation Initiative occurs in 3 stages.

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Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have a turnover of less than $20 million for each of the last three years including any related bodies corporate, OR, if the entity is controlled by an Australian university or public sector research organisation, have an individual turnover of less than $20 Million for the last three years.

and be one of the following entities:

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

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

Applying


How do you apply?

The Business Research and Innovation Initiative is currently closed to applications.

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Information sessions


The information sessions have been held. A webinar recording of each challenge is available:

BRII Challenge: Is it possible to turn office trash into energy treasure Agency: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

BRII Challenge: Is it possible to revolutionise agricultural spray application Agency: Cotton Research & Development Corporation (CRDC)

Challenge: Is it possible to turn farm crops into a renewable hydrogen source Agency: Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

BRII Challenge: Is it possible to count fish using advanced technologies Agency: The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

BRII Challenge: Challenge: Is it possible to automate the detection of whales at sea Agency: National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)

Fact sheets


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

Revolutionising agricultural spray applications

Turning farm crops into a renewable hydrogen source

Turning office trash into energy treasure

Counting fish using advanced technologies

Automating the detection of whales at sea

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.

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines – Feasibility study

Frequently asked questions

Feasibility Sample Agreement

Letter of Support template

Financial turnover declaration template