The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) is open with funding now available for the Space National Manufacturing Priority.
The MMI is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy (MMS). The MMI Translation and Integration streams will help manufacturers to scale up, create jobs, drive collaboration and identify new opportunities to access domestic and global value chains.
The MMI is now open, providing co-funding for manufacturing projects across two streams:
- Manufacturing Translation Stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers translate high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient.
- Manufacturing Integration Stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers to access domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader.
Australian Government funding will be provided on a co-investment basis and will cover up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure. The first round of the MMI Translation and Integrations streams is for the Space National Manufacturing Priority. Funding rounds for the other National Manufacturing Priorities will open in the coming weeks.
Modern Manufacturing Initiative Information Sessions
We are hosting information sessions that will provide an overview of the Manufacturing Translation and Integration streams, including eligibility requirements and key points from the assessment criteria. We will also provide some general tips for presenting a strong application. The session will be recorded and uploaded to business.gov.au.
Date and time:
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm AEDT
Information about the new program, including the grant opportunity guidelines and a link to the online application form, is available at business.gov.au/mmii for the Integration stream and business.gov.au/mmit for the Translation stream.