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Increasing international collaboration

Growing Australia’s economy means helping our businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers to capitalise on international opportunities to develop and commercialise their innovative products and services.

Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund

The Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund (GSTDF) was announced as part of the 2021-22 Budget. The fund supports strategically important science and technology collaborations with global partners.

The GSTDF will consolidate the Global Innovation Strategy programs. The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) and the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) will be maintained under the GSTDF.

Global Innovation Strategy

The Global Innovation Strategy and its programs will cease by the end of 2022 following a transition period in the 2021-22 financial year. This includes: 

  • the Global Innovation Linkages program
  • the Regional Collaborations Programme
  • the Global Connections Fund
  • the Supporting Australian Innovation in Asia measure.

The Landing Pads program, administered by Austrade, will continue.

The Global Innovation Strategy is the key international measure of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

It is a whole-of-government approach to increasing Australia’s innovation and science connections internationally.

Partnering with Australia on innovation, science and research

The Partnering with Australia on Innovation, Science and Research booklet outlines the range of opportunities for international organisations and individuals to partner with Australia on cutting-edge innovation, science and research.

It showcases Australia’s credentials and gives information on the range of Australian Government initiatives supporting international innovation, science and research connections.

Research funding

See how we support collaborative research on science, innovation and technology with:

Contact us

Email international.science@industry.gov.au

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

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