Working together with businesses of all sizes and in all sectors can add great value to your research and create new opportunities.
Funding opportunities focused on building and strengthening collaborations between researchers, industry, government, and not-for-profit groups:
- Australian Government (business.gov.au) - Grants & Assistance Tool
The Australian Government (business.gov.au) has developed a Grants & Assistance tool to find support, funding, assistance packages, and loans for businesses from all levels of government.
Refine your search to show grants & other assistance packages according to research/business activity,state, relevant industry sector, and more.
- Australian Renewables Energy Agency (ARENA)
ARENA was established to make renewable energy solutions more affordable and increase the supply of renewable energy in Australia. ARENA has approximately $2 billion in funding which is legislated and extends until 2022. ARENA funds activities that are expected to advance renewable energy technologies towards commercial readiness, improve business models or reduce overall industry costs.
- Australian Research Council (ARC)
The ARC provides research funding to support a range of university-industry collaborations including:
- ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
- ARC Industry Transformation Training Centres
- ARC Linkage
- ARC Centres of Excellence
- ARC LIEF (Infrastructure)
By supporting the development of partnerships, the ARC encourages the transfer of skills, knowledge and ideas as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research.
- NHMRC Partnership Projects
The NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.
- Cooperative Research Centres
Refer to Major Initiatives for more information on CRC's.
- SA State Government Research, Commercalisation and Startup Fund (RCSF)
The RCSF is a new program that supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the South Australian Government. Funding is offered across 3 Streams: 1. Strategic Research Initiatives; 2. Startup and Early Stage Company Incentives; 3. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Initiatives.
- Global Innovation Linkages Program
The Global Innovation Linkages programme provides funding to help Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects.
- Contract Research & Consulting
The Research & Business Partnerships (RBP) team provides comprehensive support with contract research, consultancies and other agreements from pre to post award. Contact them for further information.
The Adelaide Enterprise team advises on licensing of intellectual property developed by University researchers.