Funding and incentives
We provide funding and incentives to ensure Australian businesses and industries can compete and thrive on a global scale.
See the business.gov.au website for services across government to support your business.
The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises businesses to adopt smarter practices to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
Low emission fossil fuel technologies reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector and in industrial processes.
The Renewable Energy Target scheme encourages the generation of electricity from renewable sources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector.
Industry innovation and science
The Australian Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Fellowships Programme provides opportunities to contribute directly to the design and development of the SKA.
We encourage businesses to develop innovative solutions to policy and service delivery problems with the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).
We offer initiatives and programs for business-research collaboration to help Australian businesses innovate and grow.
The Regional Collaborations Programme funds multi-partner science, research and innovation collaborations to deliver innovative solutions.
The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) supports strategic science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and China.
The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund supports scientists in India and Australia to collaborate on leading-edge research.
Our Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program supports Australian industries’ ability to compete, produce and partner with the research sector.
We provide grants for projects that enable Australia to participate in international space activities through the International Space Investment initiative.
We’re creating an environment that will allow businesses to grow and compete by embracing new technologies, including Industry 4.0.
Inspiring Australia facilitates community-wide science engagement activities and administers grants and prizes.
The Global Innovation Linkages and the Global Connections Fund encourage international collaboration.
The Australian Space Agency is helping businesses and researchers join NASA in lunar exploration and beyond.
The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and science teaching.
The Research and development (R&D) Tax Incentive is the government’s key mechanism to stimulate Australian industry’s investment in R&D.
We encourage innovation in advanced manufacturing by funding research, investing in engineers and scientists, providing testing facilities, and developing business capability.
The Entrepreneurs' Programme helps businesses to innovate, compete and grow by providing expert support, funding and incentives.
We provide funding for domestic businesses and researchers to participate in the global space economy, through the Space Infrastructure Fund.
The Australian Government is supporting automotive workers and supply chain businesses affected by the closure of the Australia’s car manufacturing industry.
We encourage venture capital investment through the Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships and Venture Capital Limited Partnerships programs.