Other Funding Opportunities
Funding opportunities from sources other than the Defence Innovation Partnership will be listed here as they become available.
RFI: Socio-Technical Futures Analysis
The Defence Science & Technology Group (DSTG) has recently established a dedicated Socio-Technical Futures Analysis effort to contribute to its Critical Technology Foresight capability in collaboration with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Critical Technology Policy Coordination Office (CTPCO), specifically focused on assessment of the societal implications of emerging and potentially disruptive technologies.
To support this effort, staff are conducting outreach within the academic and think-tank communities to establish the level of available expertise at the intersection of people, technology and society, as assessed against Australia’s Critical Technology List. This is intended to capture those working in the humanities and social-sciences, as well those with appropriate socially-focused backgrounds in business, law and science/engineering fields.
Parties interested in projects in line with any of the above Socio-Technical Futures Analysis Research Focus Areas should complete the form below as an expression of interest by no later than 30 September 2022.
Download the Socio-Technical Outreach Self-Assessment
Download the Social-Technical Futures Analysis RFI
The completed form can be submitted to:
Hon. A/Prof Jai Galliott
Social-Technical Future Analysis Discipline Leader
Critical Technology foresight
Strategy and Joint Force
Human & decision Sciences Division
Accelerating Commercialisation provides expert guidance and support to help you commercialise novel products, processes and services and find a commercialisation solution this is right for you.
Accelerating Commercialisation includes:
- Commercialisation Guidance – guidance and assistance to develop the commercialisation potential of your novel product, process or service
- Accelerating Commercialisation Grants – financial assistance to help commercialise your novel product, process & service
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.
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.
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.