The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is a challenge-based innovation program. It provides funding for startups and SMEs to undertake research and development (R&D) on new-to-market technologies.
- builds the innovative capacity of startups, SMEs and government agencies
- improves capability to access national and international markets
- helps SMEs be more confident and aware when working with government
- increases government agencies’ sourcing of innovative solutions.
Each round seeks solutions to different public policy or service delivery challenges. Australian Government agencies support the program to develop new-to-market technologies that they can negotiate to buy.