Global Connections Fund program opens in May
Small to medium METS companies will soon be able to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to work with Australian researchers to develop market-ready products and services.
The Global Connections Fund Bridging Grants open on 2 May 2017. The grants are an assistance program for early stage proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities.
They are designed to support international SME-Researcher partnerships to grow into a strong collaboration that will lead to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market-ready products and services.
Are you eligible?
The Bridging Grants are administered by the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. They are highly competitive and are additionally supported on a matching funds/in-kind basis of additional resources from applicant partners.
Applying for a Bridging Grant application is a two-stage process. Details of eligibility and the application process are available through the Global Connections Fund.