Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program

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What is the Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program

The Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program provides Victorian manufacturers with up to $250,000 to purchase new equipment, improve existing products and processes, test new products and processes and develop supply chain capability.

Which Victorian manufacturers have we helped before?

$500,000

Greenbear is a processor of waste and recycled materials. They received funding to build a fully-automated waste sorting line for residential Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste more feasibly and efficiently than current disposal methods.

$1,200,000

Harry & Larry’s manufacture a range of specialty ice creams. They received funding to expand their factory with custom engineered production lines to make a range of gourmet ice creams and desserts in complex shapes and layers.

$765,000

Cottage Cheese Farm is a speciality cheese manufacturer making mainly Haloumi, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. They received funding to assist with construction of a $6M purpose built cheese and yoghurt manufacturing facility. 

$250,000

Abey is a manufacturer of plumbing and building products. They received funding to buy five high-speed of five robots. The main innovation was the use of a vision system to identify objects on 3 conveyors.

$74,000

Osteon Medical manufactures a range of dental and facial implant prosthetic products. They received funding to purchase a 5 axis simultaneous CNC milling machine.

$141,700

Keech is a manufacturer of high integrity steel castings. They received funding to purchase a 3D digital printer for prototyping and pattern making.

$135,000

AMR Hewitts is a print packaging for the pharmaceutical industries. They received funding to purchase a new forme cutting machine to reduce turnaround times.

$250,000

Class Plastics is a manufacturer of industrial and retail plastic liquid containers. They received funding to purchase a series of accumulated blow moulding machines and feed-in conveyors.

 

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Background

The Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program is an initiative launched by the Victorian Government to support the growth and competitiveness of the state’s manufacturing sector.

The Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program is part of the Victorian Government’s broader strategy to create jobs, drive innovation, and promote economic growth in the state’s manufacturing sector.

Through this initiative, the government aims to help local manufacturers become more competitive and sustainable, and to position Victoria as a leading centre for advanced manufacturing.

 

Objectives

The Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program will assist manufacturers with an existing presence in Victoria to:

  • expand their capacity and capability by implementing new manufacturing technologies
  • improve productivity and competitiveness in local and global supply chains
  • create new jobs, upskill and reskill workers
  • support the transition to a low carbon economy
 

Outcomes

The outcomes of The Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program are:

  • to strengthen the Victorian manufacturing sector by adopting and integration of advanced technologies in manufacturing and the creation of high-value jobs;
  • the development of sovereign manufacturing capability and more resilient supply chains in Victoria;
  • greater capability for businesses to capture emerging opportunities in improved global competitiveness; and
  • to support projects which support Victoria’s transition toward zero emissions.

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Funding

Grants of between $100,000 to $750,000 are available to businesses to increase their capacity to manufacture components for zero emissions and renewable energy supply chains such as wind, hydrogen and solar.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for the Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program you must:

  • be an eligible legal entity
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be an employing business registered for WorkCover insurance with WorkSafe Victoria.
  • agree to meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  • be currently engaged in manufacturing or the manufacturing supply chain or demonstrate a genuine commercial connection to the manufacturing supply chain in Victoria.

Note: Applicants requesting grants of $500,000 or more will be required to hold a Pre-Assessment Certificate (PAC), a requirement of the Government’s Fair Jobs Code.

Eligible Projects

Projects could include but are not limited to the manufacture of:

  1. Advanced materials and components for renewables and zero-emissions energy supply, such as wind, hydro, batteries, hydrogen and solar
  2. Zero emissions transportation, such as vehicles with electric or renewable energy sources
  3. Components for energy storage (such as batteries)

Eligible Expenditure

The Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program will support manufacturers to purchase or develop new equipment, skills, or technology so they can capitalise on renewable energy opportunities.

Timing

Mark your calendar – the closing date for this grant is 13 December 2023. Remember, late applications will not be accepted.

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How to Get This Grant?

To increase your chances of success, focus on projects that align with the merit criteria. Highlight how your project:

  1. Supports the manufacturing of inputs for renewable energy.
  2. Creates new manufacturing capability in renewable energy components.
  3. Enhances resilience against energy supply chain disruptions.
  4. Generates sustainable, high-value jobs.
  5. Facilitates skills development and employee transition into higher-value roles.
  6. Provides secure employment pathways for current and future employees.

 

Some potential projects

 
These are the type of projects you will be competing against:
  1. Procurement of advanced manufacturing equipment for more efficient wind turbine blade production. – Investment in new machinery and technology to enhance wind turbine blade manufacturing, improving energy production and reducing maintenance costs.
  2. Manufacturing components for electric buses to promote sustainable public transportation. – The project involves the production of essential components, such as advanced batteries and electric motors, for electric buses, contributing to cleaner urban transit.
  3. Advancement of energy storage solutions for grid stability, including large-scale batteries. – Investment in the research, development, and manufacturing of high-capacity energy storage systems to enhance grid stability and facilitate renewable energy integration.
  4. Manufacturing of hydrogen fuel cells for use in various applications, from transportation to stationary power generation. – Investment in the production of versatile hydrogen fuel cells to promote hydrogen as a clean energy carrier.
  5. Production of innovative solar panel designs that increase energy capture in diverse environments. – Investment in solar panel innovations aimed at improving energy capture, durability, and efficiency.
  6. Creation of energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for buildings, including necessary building alterations. – Research and development of innovative HVAC technologies, including building alterations, to reduce energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings.
  7. Development of smart grid technologies and associated supply chain capability development. – Investment in the creation of intelligent grid systems and development of supply chain capabilities to enhance energy management and reduce wastage.
  8. Creation of sustainable packaging materials using eco-friendly production processes. – Investment in the development of eco-friendly packaging materials that contribute to reduced plastic waste and increased sustainability, including necessary technology development.
  9. Manufacturing components for electric bicycles to promote sustainable urban mobility. – The project involves producing essential components like batteries and motors for electric bicycles, encouraging eco-friendly transportation alternatives.
  10. Production of energy-efficient lighting solutions for homes and businesses, including product and process improvements. – Manufacturing of lighting products that reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability in lighting technology, with a focus on process improvements.

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FAQ

It’s a Victorian Government initiative offering grants to local manufacturers for purchasing equipment and improving processes, with a focus on energy technology.

Your business can receive up to $750,000 to enhance production capabilities, particularly in renewable and zero-emission technologies.

While separate, manufacturers can leverage both for different aspects of innovation and growth, potentially maximising financial benefits.

Yes, you can apply for the grant and also claim the R&D tax incentive, provided the expenses meet the eligibility criteria for each program.

Eligible activities include purchasing new technology and equipment to boost manufacturing of renewable energy components like wind turbines and solar panels.

The Made in Victoria program is grant-based for specific equipment and technology purchases, while the R&D tax incentive provides a tax offset for broader R&D activities.

Your project should aim to improve manufacturing processes, adopt new technologies, or develop renewable energy technology to qualify.

Receiving this grant could affect the amount claimed under the R&D tax incentive, as it’s considered ‘assessable income’ for the project.

Applications close on 13 December 2023, and it’s crucial to apply before this date as late submissions are not accepted.

Bulletpoint specialises in guiding businesses through grant applications and R&D tax incentive claims, ensuring you receive the maximum possible benefit. Contact us to discuss your eligibility and maximise your claim potential.

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