Global Innovation Linkages R&D Project Funding up to $1m

Global Innovation Linkages R&D Project Funding up to $1m

The Global Innovation Linkages programme provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects. This is an ongoing programme with an initial funding allocation of $18 million to 2020-2021, with a funding round every two years.

Funding of up to AU$1 million (this excludes GST) per project over a maximum of four years.

  • Project partners must at least match funding received from the programme with cash and in-kind contributions.
  • In-kind contributions are non-cash contributions that are counted towards the applicants matched funding eg. Access to facilities, staff salaries.

The programme will support projects focused on developing high-quality products, services or processes that will respond to industry challenges.

  • The programme provides funding for business and researchers to collaborate with global partners on research and development projects.
  • Projects must focus on priority areas and priority economies (listed under the eligibility criteria).

Further information on the grant amount and grant period is in  section 3 of the Programme Guidelines – PDF; 404.63 KB.

Current Round Applications Close: 20 October 2016

Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (


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