Other Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities from sources other than the Defence Innovation Partnership will be listed here as they become available.
 

Enhanced Land Force Support System

Enhanced Land Force Support System

As part of the Australian Army endeavouring to ensure our technology and capabilities are up-to-date to face challenges in all domains, we will be launching Army Innovation Day 2020. In collaboration with Defence Innovation Hub, we invite industry to submit proposals for Army to explore new ideas, and build on our relationships with Defence industry, academia and international partners. We look forward to seeing what is presented by industry on unique, innovative ideas and future technologies not currently operational or in development. Full details can be found here.

The Challenge: Defence is seeking innovative proposals that enhance the Land Force Support Systems’ ability to ‘sense and respond’ in the following areas: Bulk Commodity Visibility, Personnel/Patient Tracking and Principal Item Management.

Defence has embarked on a number of activities to improve situational awareness, enhance the physical systems and simplify the LFSS while improving agility, resilience, and assurance including the following:

  • JP9111 – Joint Command and Control which is developing a recognised logistics picture that combines data from the logistics transactional system and command and control networks.
  • ICT 2283 – The Enterprise Resource Planner which will use an SAP product for all logistics, finance and estate transactions.
  • L200 – Land C2 system.
  • JP8190 – Deployable Bulk Fuel.
  • L8140 – Deployable Force Infrastructure (Includes Bulk Water).
  • JP2060-3 – Deployable Health.

Proposals may complement work associated with the above projects and must align with a sub-theme below:

Sub-theme 1: Bulk Commodity Visibility (fuel, water, ammunition, rations)

Examples of this theme include:

  • Enhanced sensor/transactional support systems that reduce manual transactions and improve situational awareness of bulk commodities;
  • Sensors to assist in the accounting, management, storage, testing, and distribution of bulk fuels and POL.

Sub-theme 2: Personnel/Patient Tracking

Examples of this theme include:

  • Personnel tracking systems;
  • Improved patient visibility and care status.

Sub-theme 3: Deployed Principal Item Management

Examples of this theme include:

  • Enhanced sensor/transactional support systems that reduce manual transactions and provide positive control of deployed land materiel.

Further Information can be found at: 

 Applications Close:27 February 2020 2:30pm

Defence Innovation Hub

Defence Innovation Hub

The Defence Innovation Hub is an initiative of the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement and will invest around $640 million over the decade to 2025-26 in maturing and further developing technologies that have moved from the early science stages into the engineering and development stages of the innovation process. It is an exciting initiative that will pull together research institutions, academia, industry and innovative technologies.

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Supported by the Commonwealth Government, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is calling for Australian manufacturers to submit their project ideas, with the new $4 million Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF) to help take their concepts to the next level.

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

Defence-related businesses may be eligible for a grant of up to $1 million to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s stated Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

Apply for a Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants aim to ensure Australian businesses have the capacity and resilience to support Defence’s most critical capabilities.

To be eligible for this grant, you must be an Australian small-to-medium sized business. Grants may be used to fund capital equipment (including specialist software and security infrastructure), design and engineering, or workforce training and accreditations. Grants range from $50,000 to $1 million and are provided on a 50:50 matched funding basis. Decisions about investment will be driven by Defence capability needs.

Innovation Connections

Innovation Connections

Innovation Connections provides small and medium sized businesses with access to expert technology advice to address technology and knowledge gaps, and collaborate with the research sector in developing new ideas with commercial potential. Support includes up to $50,000 in matched funding to work on collaborative projects.

Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation provides businesses with access to expert advice and matched funding of up to $1 million to cover eligible commercialisation costs to help them to take novel products, processes and services to market.

Incubator Support - Expert-in-Residence

Incubator Support - Expert-in-Residence

Incubator Support - Expert-in-Residence provides business incubators with grants of up to $100,000 to access top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts. This expertise aims to increase the capabilities of incubators and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets.