Work with world-class researchers to turn your business advances into reality.


Collaborating with researchers can help you to develop new products and processes that will boost your competitiveness. 

Our Innovation Facilitators can help you to define potential projects and will provide recommendations and support to help you work with the best researcher for your needs. 

Grants of up to $50,000 are available to pay for part of the project. A further $50,000 may be accessed for a follow-on project, and up to $30,000 to employ a graduate to work on the research project. Grants must be matched with cash.




Advice from people with relevant private sector experience

Co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services

Connection and collaboration opportunities

Up to $130,000 to support R&D


Innovation Connections: your link to brilliance

1. We understand your needs

Experienced Innovation Facilitators learn about your opportunities for innovation.

We will:
•    Come to your business premises to gather information about your needs
•    Undertake further research and analyse the information off-site.


2. We connect you to the right people

Your facilitator will identify and connect you with the best people and information to help you pursue your opportunities; whether that be other businesses, innovation programs or research institutes. 


3. We facilitate a collaborative project

If a research project is the best option, we will facilitate a collaborative project with a research partner. Businesses may access up to $50,000 of matched funding during this phase. You may also be eligible to access a further $50,000 for a follow-on project and up to $30,000 to hire a graduate to complement the collaborative research project. 



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