Priming Grants will open on February 3rd 2017

We are pleased to announce that Priming Grants will open on February 3rd 2017.

Please note the following very carefully:

Applying for a Priming Grant is a two stage process.

1) Prepare and submit online an Expression of Interest. Your proposal outline is then assessed for eligibility.

2) If approved, prepare and submit a Priming Grant application. Both of these activities are conducted online.

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

 

  • Expressions of Interests opening date: February 3rd 2017        
    • Priming Grants will open for Expressions of Interest from February 3rd and close February 23rd 2017 at 17.00, Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
    • Priming Grant applications can be prepared and lodged any time after February 3rd but only if you have received an EOI notice of approval to proceed and an EOI number.
  •  Expressions of Interest closing date: February 23rd 2017
  •  Priming Grant applications opening date: February 3rd 2017
  •  Priming Grant applications closing date: March 13th 2017
    • All Priming Grant applications are time stamped and must be received by 17.00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on March 13th 2017.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcomes of their grant applications mid-April 2017
  • Grant payments to successful applicants will be made once requisite paperwork has been completed.
  • The Priming Grant activities are to be initiated within six months of grant payment and completed within 12 months of grant payment.
  • Recipients of a Priming Grant are required to submit a final report when the activity is completed plus complete an exit survey no later than April 30th 2018.

All important information is on the Global Connections Fund website. Please make sure you read this carefully. If you cannot find an answer to your query, please use the contact page on the website to send us a question.

Regards

The Global Connections Team

Grants help bridge the gap between Australia and overseas markets

Australian businesses and researchers can now apply for grants from the Australian Government to help them collaborate with researchers overseas to gain a competitive edge in the global market.

The bridging grants component of the Global Connection Fund opened today for applications from eligible businesses and researchers.

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
bill.mackey@atse.org.au  / 03 9864 0902 / 0418 923 370

International Science-Business Grants Create New Collaborative Momentum

Seventy-four innovative, technology-business projects have been awarded in the first round of Priming Grants announced in Sydney today by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, The Hon Greg Hunt MP.

Priming Grants are a program of the Global Connections Fund which 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).

Priming Grants, each of $7,000, support early stage international Researcher-SME engagement in key industry priority areas – advanced manufacturing; food and agribusiness; medical technology and pharmaceuticals; mining equipment, technology and services; and oil, gas and energy resources. The advanced manufacturing sector was awarded the highest percentage of grants (43 per cent) in this round.

While there was a wide spectrum of international partner engagements, those projects partnering with the EU, the US and China represented close to 80 per cent of all grants awarded. A full breakdown of the grant award numbers can be found in the news section of this site

The Academy was delighted with the range and quality of the applications received and will publish profiles of the successful projects.   

Margaret Hartley Chief Executive Officer of ATSE said: “It is a privilege to see so many diverse and unique projects underway in Australia.  I don’t think we give ourselves enough credit for the amount of innovative and creative activity that is going on across Australia and this is often not seen until it surfaces through a program like this. It bodes well for our creative future and the linking of our researchers and our business on a global scale.” 

The Global Connection Fund supports collaborative projects with 17 priority economies and forms part of the Global Innovation Strategy under the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. Full details are on the Global Connections Fund website.

Issued by: Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE)

Contact: Bill Mackey, Deputy CEO bill.mackey@atse.org.au  / 03 9864 0902 / 0418 923 370

ATSE is an independent not-for-profit organisation of more than 800 eminent Australian scientists, technologists and engineers enhancing Australia’s prosperity through technology and innovation

Outcomes of Priming Grants First Round for 2016

The Global Connections fund is pleased to present the outcomes of the Priming Grant round for 2016. 

A list of the successful awardees can be viewed here.

Overall Summary

EOI submitted:  172

EOI approved:   123 (EOI approval rate ~ 72%)

EOI rejected:    49

PGA final for review: 108 (88% of approved EOI)

PGA approved after review: 74 (69%)


Applications by Priority Area & Economy

PG by SME or Researcher and Economy

PG Partners by Economy

Priority Areas vs Priority Economies   

Advanced Manufacturing

Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals

Food and Agribusiness

Oil, Gas and Energy Resources

Mining Equipment, Technology and Services

Bridging Grants First Call 2016 - Update

The Global Connection Fund Update

01/08/2016

We are pleased to announce that Bridging Grants will be opening for Expressions of Interest (EOI) and eventually, full applications in mid-August 2016.

In the interim we have made available on the GCF website the Bridging Grant information including the BG guidelines, the BG FAQs, BG eligibility criteria and the process of application. You will also be able to download an example EOI and Application form and a budget template for consideration.

This information will allow potential applicants to consider what is required in advance and to prepare for an initial EOI, and if that is approved, a full Bridging Grant application. 

The Global Connection Team