Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR)


The Business Research and Innovation Initiative provides businesses with funding to solve government challenges using innovative approaches and technologies. This round will focus on the Automatic mutual recognition of occupational registrations (AMR) scheme.

Closed

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Grants from $50,000 to $70,000 for your feasibility study. If your feasibility study is successful, you may receive up to $675,000 to develop a proof of concept.

Who is this for?

Small to medium enterprises.

Overview


The Australian Government is seeking innovative solutions to improve occupational licencing information sharing and uptake of the Automatic mutual recognition of occupational registrations (AMR) scheme.

AMR makes it easier for workers who need to be licenced or registered for their job to work elsewhere in Australia. It removes the need for a worker to pay and apply for a new licence or registration when working in another state or territory, saving them time and money.

AMR also enables state and territory regulators to continue compliance activity in an efficient and effective manner. This results in a greater need for real-time exchange of regulatory information between jurisdictions.

The Business Research and Innovation Initiative – AMR program occurs in two stages:

Automatic Mutual Recognition challenges


Learn more about the challenges for this round.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an individual or partnership, provided you agree to form a company incorporated in Australia to enter into a grant agreement.

We can only accept applications where:

  • you have a combined annual turnover of less than $20 million for each of the 3 financial years prior to the lodgement of the application; and
  • you provide all mandatory attachments.

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

If you are controlled by a Publicly Funded Research Organisation, including university spinoffs with at least 40% university ownership, you must have annual turnover in isolation of less than $20 million for each of the 3 financial years prior to lodgement of the application.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR) round is closed to applications.

Information session


BRII AMR Information Session

 

This information session provides an overview of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR), including eligibility requirements and key points from the assessment criteria. It will also provide some general tips for presenting a strong application.

Information session – Questions and answers

Previous active rounds


Previous active rounds of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative include:

  • Priority Sectors round which focused on Australian Government priority areas of oceans, soil and water quality and technologies advancing recycling
  • RegTech round which focuses on regulatory technology (RegTech) to decrease regulatory burden, streamline or enhance compliance for businesses or individuals, and administration for government.

Contact


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Feasibility study – Grant opportunity guidelines

Proof of concept – Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Feasibility study report template

Letters of support template

Financial turnover declaration template

Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra.