Grant Opportunities: Modern Manufacturing Initiative
The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy (MMS). The MMI aims to help manufacturers to scale up and create jobs to lift manufacturing capability, drive collaboration, and identify new opportunities to access domestic and global supply chains.
The MMI Manufacturing Integration Stream supports projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets. It provides co-funding to encourage linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate.
The MMI Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding to support projects that translate high quality research into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and be more competitive and resilient. It provides co-funding to support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.
There will be a total of six grant opportunities under each of the MMI streams that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities. Applications have now opened in the following sectors:
Food and Beverage: Applications close 27 April
Defence: Applications close 28 April
Recycling and Clean Energy: Applications will open for this sector in the coming weeks.
Members needing help to apply for a grant can contact Ai Group Business Improvement and Growth to be connected to a consultant.