Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream


The 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. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

There will be 6 grant opportunities under the Manufacturing Integration Stream that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities.

The National Manufacturing Priorities are:

Closed

The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Co-funding grants of between $1 million to $20 million, up to 50% of the eligible project expenditure.

Who is this for?

Businesses looking to integrate their products and services into domestic and international value chains with eligible expenditure of over $2 million.

Overview


The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains. It should propel their goods and services into new markets and foster Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader.

It will encourage and facilitate linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

The objectives of the Manufacturing Integration Stream are to:

  • support Australian manufacturing businesses and entrepreneurs to participate in local and global value chains
  • encourage manufacturers to adopt new technologies to support entry into new markets with innovative solutions to build scale and capability
  • support Australian manufacturers to overcome barriers that are preventing them from identifying and accessing new value chains (as outlined in the relevant priority road map)
  • create new jobs in the manufacturing sector, by integrating into new local and global value chains 
  • identify opportunities for Australian manufacturing businesses, particularly in the National Manufacturing Priorities, to connect and network with local and global customers
  • increase investment in Australian manufacturing, targeting the National Manufacturing Priorities
  • increase Australian exports through greater participation in global value chains, contributing to Gross Domestic Product
  • increase manufacturing capability, particularly in relation to identifying and participating in, new local and global value chains
  • grow and support manufacturing networks and ecosystems and increase collaboration.

The intended outcomes of the Manufacturing Integration stream are to:

  • increase trade and participation of Australian manufacturers and businesses in local and global value chains and markets
  • grow Australia’s manufacturing capabilities and global reputation as a modern manufacturing nation
  • enhance collaboration throughout the manufacturing sector to support participation in value chains
  • increase global integration and competitiveness of Australian manufacturers
  • increase manufacturing exports and value of manufacturing sector to the economy
  • grow high-value skills and jobs.

The Modern Manufacturing Strategy

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative is a key element of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy, which aims to help Australian manufacturers scale-up, compete internationally and create jobs.

There are 3 Modern Manufacturing Initiative funding streams:

  • The Manufacturing Integration Stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers to access domestic and global supply chains and produce and distribute quality products and high value services into them
  • The Manufacturing Translation Stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers translate high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes.
  • The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream: this stream supports large-scale manufacturing projects with business-to-business collaboration and business-to-research collaboration, to build economies of scale.

Learn more about the Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be non-tax-exempt
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

and be:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia, including start-ups and a trading corporation, where your trading activities:
    • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or
    • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

You must also:

  • be able to demonstrate your project aligns with one of the National Manufacturing Priorities
  • have a minimum of $2 million in eligible project expenditure
  • be able to provide evidence that your project is supported by your board (or Chief Executive Officer or equivalent if there is no board)
  • be able to provide evidence that you can meet the costs of the project not covered by the grant funding.

The Grant opportunity guidelines provide further detail on eligibility.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream is closed to applications.

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Grant recipients

View the list of grant recipients for the Manufacturing Integration Stream.

Information session


Modern Manufacturing Initiative Information Session

 

This information session provides an overview of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Translation and Integration streams, including eligibility requirements and key points from the assessment criteria. It will also provide some general tips for presenting a strong application.

CSIRO is supporting the implementation of the Modern Manufacturing Strategy


As Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO works with industry to conduct research based on multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering capabilities and uses world-class infrastructure. By partnering with businesses, CSIRO helps to develop innovative products and processes that allow Australian manufacturers to be globally competitive and environmentally sustainable.

Learn more about how CSIRO’s research and development expertise aligns strongly with the National Manufacturing Priorities:

Alignment of CSIRO’s Research and Development with the National Manufacturing Priority areas

CSIRO offers access to our state-of-the-art facilities and expert technicians to work with companies to support innovation. For example

  • Testing and Certification services – we provide a range of commercial innovation services that help your business benefit from research solutions. We can help you find a practical solution that can be the difference between success and failure.
  • Our FloWorks facility enables businesses to see if their operations can be improved by flow chemistry. Flow chemistry radically improves existing chemical processes allowing for rapid, reduced waste production of chemicals.
  • Biomedical Materials Translational Facility – helps MedTech companies turn discoveries into market ready products. It contains the equipment to develop a product though scale-up, prototyping, pre-clinical testing and industry evaluation.
  • Recombinant Protein Production Facility – provides Australian veterinary and pharmaceutical biotech companies with access to state-of-the-art facilities for protein production, process development and optimisation.
  • Food Innovation Centre – food, ingredient and equipment manufacturing companies access expertise, technologies and support - adopting innovative technologies, improving process efficiency to create high value products for new markets.

Find out more about CSIRO’s work and how it might help your business:

  • Working with CSIRO – Information on CSIRO’s manufacturing research and development areas, and how you can work with CSIRO to improve manufacturing processes, develop new products, and explore new ideas to grow your business.
  • CSIRO’s commercialisation marketplace – Explore our pipeline of investment and partnership opportunities as well as a range of licensing options to catalyse innovation and create competitive advantage
  • CSIRO’s futures reports – CSIRO’s future insights and reports to address challenging strategic and technical problems for businesses.
  • COVID -19 Recovery and Resilience Report (CSIRO) – One of CSIRO-Futures Reports, focusing on the unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the opportunities for job growth using science and technology.

Contact us

If you’re interested in discussing your business’ needs with CSIRO, phone 1300 363 400 or connect via www.csiro.au/

National Manufacturing Priorities


Space


Australia's reputation as a reliable and high-value manufacturing nation positions us to achieve excellence in Australian space manufacturing. It will allow us to:

  • build a competitive edge in key space activities
  • create platforms for exports
  • meet emerging critical national needs.

Learn more about the Space National Manufacturing road map.

Space National Manufacturing Priority - Grant opportunity guidelines

Space National Manufacturing Priority - Sample application form

Space National Manufacturing Priority - Sample grant agreement

Space National Manufacturing Priority - Board CEO letter template

Space National Manufacturing Priority - Accountant declaration template

Medical Products


Quality medical products are at the centre of a healthy society. They can also be the centrepiece of a dynamic economy. They do this by translating smart ideas into globally competitive manufactured products.

Medical products make a significant contribution to Australia’s economic prosperity. Some of Australia’s most innovative commercial successes are from this sector.

Australian medical products making a global impact include the:

  • cochlear implant
  • green whistle
  • cervical cancer vaccine.

Learn more about the Medical Products National Manufacturing road map.

Medical Products Manufacturing Priority - Grant opportunity guidelines

Medical Products Manufacturing Priority - Sample application form

Medical Products Manufacturing Priority - Sample grant agreement

Medical Products Manufacturing Priority - Board CEO letter template

Medical Products Manufacturing Priority - Accountant declaration template

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing


Australia has significant reserves of the critical minerals and metals which drive the modern global economy. These are used to manufacture advanced technologies such as:

  • electric vehicles
  • mobile phones
  • renewable energy.

The majority of primary ores are shipped overseas for processing. This means Australia only gets a small share of the potential benefit. By manufacturing here in Australia, we can increase the benefits to our economy.

Learn more about the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing road map.

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing Priority - Grant opportunity guidelines

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing Priority - Sample application form

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing Priority - Sample grant agreement

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing Priority - Board CEO letter template

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing Priority - Accountant declaration template

Food and Beverage


Australia has an international reputation for producing premium, safe and high-quality food and beverage products. Close proximity to Asian markets and a reputation as a trusted supplier of premium goods has led to the food and beverage sector becoming a major manufacturing sector for the Australian economy. There are opportunities to bring food and beverage manufacturers together to:

  • manage the development of new products for emerging markets
  • translate research into commercial applications
  • manufacture locally and export more high value products to overseas markets.

Learn more about the Food and Beverage Manufacturing road map.

Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority - Grant opportunity guidelines

Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority - Sample application form

Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority - Sample grant agreement

Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority - Board CEO letter template

Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority - Accountant declaration template

Defence


Growing the defence industrial base is a key priority for the Australian Government. Australian manufacturers are in a prime position to take advantage of the increased domestic and global investments in Defence capabilities.

The opportunities that come from these investments will support manufacturers to:

  • make up a greater share of the defence supply chain
  • manufacture the components and capabilities required for Defence acquisition and sustainment projects
  • diversify their customer base and enter new markets beyond the Australian Defence Force
  • contribute to some of the world’s most advanced supply chains
  • export to allies or likeminded countries.

Learn more about the Defence Manufacturing road map.

Defence National Manufacturing Priority - Grant opportunity guidelines

Defence National Manufacturing Priority - Sample application form

Defence National Manufacturing Priority - Sample grant agreement

Defence National Manufacturing Priority - Board CEO letter template

Defence National Manufacturing Priority - Accountant declaration template

Recycling and Clean Energy


Materials and energy are at the heart of manufacturing. Modernising how we use them is central to building an advanced manufacturing economy.

Australian manufacturers are well positioned to use our unique natural, industrial and competitive advantages. We can take advantage of this opportunity by combining:

  • innovation
  • abundant clean energy
  • material resources
  • onshore industrial base.

Learn more about the Recycling and Clean Energy Manufacturing road map.

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority - Grant opportunity guidelines

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority - Sample application form

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority - Sample grant agreement

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority - Board CEO letter template

Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority - Accountant declaration template