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Modern Manufacturing Initiative Collaboration Stream Now Open for Applications



The Australian Government has officially launched the Modern Manufacturing Initiative’s (MMI’s) Collaboration stream, with program guidelines, a sample application form and other information now available.


The Collaboration stream is the largest component of the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative. $800 million in co-funded grants will be available for large projects that will help Australian manufacturing businesses collaborate, innovate and build economies of scale.


Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter said the Collaboration Stream will see the Government strategically invest in projects that help manufacturers to scale up and create jobs, with investment targeted at supporting projects within the National Manufacturing Priorities.


“Australians know that strong, successful manufacturing businesses make for a stronger country. We want to co-invest in transformative, industry-led proposals that will spur private sector investment, encouraging our manufacturers to draw on each other’s strengths and harness our world class research,” Minister Porter said.


Project funding under the Collaboration Stream will support business-to-business and business-to-research collaboration across the Morrison Government’s six National Manufacturing Priority areas – medical products, clean energy and recycling, food and beverage, defence, space and resource technology and critical minerals.


Eligibility and Funding

Eligible projects should support businesses to collaborate with other businesses and with researchers, and must deliver benefits in 1 or more of the 6 National Manufacturing Priority areas.

  • Resources technology and critical minerals processing

  • Food and beverage

  • Medical products

  • Recycling and clean energy

  • Defence

  • Space


Eligible projects can receive up to one third of project costs, between $20 million and $200 million.


Applications can be lodged between 11 August and 9 September.

For more information on the Modern Manufacturing Initiative Collaboration Stream, view the original industry.gov.au article here.

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