Last year, the Australian Government announced the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative to turbo-charge Australian manufacturing in areas of comparative advantage and strategic importance – including Food and Beverage. The MMI will transform manufacturing businesses and help them to scale-up, translate ideas into commercial successes and integrate into local and international value chains.
The below funding is now open for applications until 27 April 2021.
The Manufacturing Translation stream will support projects to translate good ideas into new or commercially enhanced outcomes. It provides co-funding to support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.
Details here: business.gov.au/mmit
The Manufacturing Integration stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and global value chains or expand their distribution in a value chain. 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.
Details here: business.gov.au/mmii