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The Global Innovation Linkages and the Global Connections Fund encourage international collaboration.

Global Innovation Linkages

The Global Innovation Linkages program supports Australian businesses and researchers to collaborate with global partners on strategically focused, leading-edge research and development projects. It supports projects focused on developing high quality products, services or processes that respond to industry challenges, with funding of up to $1 million per grant over a maximum period of four years.

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Global Connections Fund

The Global Connections Fund encourages international small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to collaborate with researchers. Together, they will focus on making viable projects to grow and test commercialisation in industries of strategic growth in Australia.

There are two types of grants under the fund:

  • Priming Grants: grants of $7,000 to enable Australian SMEs and researchers to meet and collaborate with international partners to further develop their ideas.
  • Bridging Grants: grants between $20,000 and $50,000 designed as seed funding capital to enable viable projects to grow in scope and scale, test commercialisation, and proof-of-concept activities.

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The Global Innovation Strategy is a whole-of-government approach to increasing Australia's international innovation and science connections.

Last updated: 22 October 2019

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