International Researcher - Industry Grants Create Collaborative business Opportunities

The first round of Bridging Grants was announced today by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, The Hon Greg Hunt MP.

The Academy congratulates the Minister on his launch today of a new program of assistance within the Global Connections Fund – Bridging Grants

Bridging Grants provide funding of $25,000 to $50,000 to support researcher-SME partnerships globally. 

The grants support a range of early research translation/commercialisation activities including proof of concept, market testing and early prototyping of projects.  The grants are a competitive matching funds program. 

Bridging Grants are a program of the Global Connections Fund which supports collaborative projects with 17 priority economies and is managed by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) as part of the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Strategy funded under the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA).

Full details are on the Global Connections Fund website.

Issued by: Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Contact: Bill Mackey, Deputy CEO  / 03 9864 0902 / 0418 923 370