The Global Connections Fund (GCF) aims to provide initial funding support specifically to promote Australian Researchers and Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) collaboration

The Program consists of two forms of funding: Priming Grants and Bridging Grants which are designed to: 

  • increase linkages and collaborations with key global economies

  • promote researcher-industry engagement and knowledge transfer

  • encourage translational activities, end use development and commercialisation outcomes

The program only supports Researcher-SME collaborations and does not support SME-SME or Researcher-Researcher collaborations.



Priming Grants and Bridging Grants Outcomes - 2017

The Priming Grant call PG171 for 2017

A list of the successful applicants in this round can be found here

The Bridging Grant call BG172 for 2017

A list of the successful applicants in this round can be found here


The Global Innovations Strategy

The Global Connections fund is part of the Australian governments Global Innovations Strategy. Learn more about this and download a PDF of the strategy here.

Partnering with Australia on innovation, science and research 

The Australian Government has developed a booklet showcasing Australia’s innovation, science and research credentials to the world. It outlines a range of opportunities for international parties to partner with Australia on innovation, science and research. 

Partnering with Australia on Innovation, Science and Research booklet (PDF 3.3MB)


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