COVID-19 TechVouchers NSW


COVID-19 TechVouchers provide matched funding for businesses to commercialise products and services that address the impacts of COVID-19.

Open
Close date: 29 Oct 2021.

What do you get?

$30,000 to $50,000 for small projects and $50,001 to $100,000 or more for large projects.

Who is this for?

NSW Startups, scaleups or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have a product or service that directly addresses the impact of COVID-19.

Overview

Matched funding is available for technology-rich startups, scaleups or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate with Publicly Funded Research Organisations (PFROs) to accelerate the commercialisation of innovative R&D products and services that address the impacts of COVID-19.

Examples of activities that may be funded include:

  • access to research facilities and equipment such as electron microscopes, medical imaging, and other PRFO delivery partner facilities
  • product or process design, such as engineering or technical design expertise to determine prototype structure, function or materials
  • validating or demonstrating technical capabilities of a product, process or technology, including clinical trials and in-market validation
  • funding toxicology studies on materials that could be incorporated into a new product
  • testing and certification for supply of products
  • enhancing existing product capabilities or enabling entry to international markets
  • production of laboratory prototypes.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, a business must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN) registered in NSW
  • be based in NSW
  • have operated for at least  12 months
  • have fewer than 200 employees
  • have at least $150,000 in sales revenue or operating expenditure within the last 12 months or previous financial year
  • be able to co-invest at least 50% of eligible project budget
  • propose a technology-based product or service that addresses the impacts of COVID-19
  • be engaged with eligible PFRO for R&D collaboration and have obtained a quote from the PFRO for the R&D project.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at COVID-19 TechVouchers.

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