$100k offered to businesses solving environmental challenges.
Grants of up to $100k offered to businesses solving environmental challenges.
The Australian government has just announced its latest funding round for small and medium-sized businesses to develop innovative solutions that can solve national environmental challenges.
The $12 million funding round has been made available through the latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative.
Australian start-ups, small and medium businesses are being called on by the government to submit proposals for ideas that address challenges, including:
- Revolutionising agricultural spray application
- Turning farm crops into a renewable hydrogen source
- Counting fish using advanced technologies
- Automating the detection of whales at sea
- Turning office rubbish into energy treasure
Successful applicants will receive grants of up to $100,000 to further develop ideas and test feasibility over three months.
The most successful of these ideas may then be eligible for a grant of up to $1 million to develop a prototype or proof of concept over a maximum of 18 months.
Relevant government agencies will also have the option to purchase these solutions at the end of the proof of concept stage.
Applications for the latest round of the business research initiative close on 10 September 2020