Government funding is available for placement of researchers into firms that wish to develop to develop a new idea with commercial potential.
The Australian Government has committed $10 million within Enterprise Connect to support the placement of researchers from universities or public research agencies, into firms that wish to develop a new idea with commercial potential.
Funding is available for up to 50% of salary costs, up to a maximum of $50,000 and placements can be for a period of 2 to 12 months. Researchers must spend a significant time period working on-site within the firm.
The program can also assist businesses to identify researchers and organize Researchers in Business projects through their partner Linkage Providers free-of-charge.
Applications are now open for eligible businesses and research projects. To learn more about the Researchers in Business program and to assess your company’s eligibility, please download the fact sheet on the following link:
Download the Researchers in Business fact sheet now.
Or contact the Enterprise Connect hotline between 9:00am and 5:00pm (AEST) on 131 791
Click here to read an article about the first business to successfully utilise this government program.