What is the New and Existing Incubators?

Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators is a funding to help start-ups develop the capabilities to succeed in international markets.

 

Background

Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups, specifically:

  • new incubators (in a regional area and/or in a sector with high potential) to develop so they can succeed in international trade
  • existing incubators to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem
  • new and existing incubators that want to work with data-driven start-ups that use public data as part of their business

 

Objectives

The objective of the New and Existing Incubators component is to:

  • help develop new incubators in regional areas and/or sectors with high potential for success in international trade
  • boost the effectiveness of high performing incubators, including funding support to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem
  • encourage incubators to work with more data-driven start-ups that use public data as part of their business.

 

Funding

From $26,000 to $500,000 of funding for up to 2 years. Funding covers eligible project value of up to 65% in regional areas or up to 50% in major cities.

 

Eligible Projects

To be eligible your New and Existing Incubators project must:

  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
  • have an eligible project value of at least $52,000 for projects in major cities
  • have an eligible project value of at least $40,000 for projects in regional areas

You can apply for up to two grants at the same time from either component. If both projects are supported you must have successfully completed one of the projects including submitting a satisfactory final report, before you can apply for another grant. You can only have two projects running at the same time.

Examples of eligible activities include:

  • expanding mentor networks to new mentors with national or international expertise
  • providing or facilitating access for start-ups to new resources (such as purchase of technical equipment) to promote or facilitate international trade
  • providing or facilitating access for start-ups to new knowledge (such as customer acquisition and/ or business development methods) to promote or facilitate international trade
  • facilitating start-ups’ access to new international networks (e.g. investors, customers peer firms).

 

Eligible Applicants

To get a New and Existing Incubators grant, you must be either:

  • operating an existing incubator
  • establishing a new incubator

Your incubator must foster and facilitate the development of innovative start-ups focused on international trade.

You must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO
  • a local government agency or body

You must provide:

  • an approval letter from your board or chief executive officer
  • an Accountant’s Declaration for grants over $50,000 to show you can fund your share of the project costs

 

Timing

Applications open on an ongoing basis.

 

Recipients

December 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Antler Innovation Pty LtdIndividuals at idea-stage form world-class founder teams and start-ups$350,000

 

November 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
The Trustee for MacTavish West Family Trust No.1SeedLab Tasmania: Tasmanian food, drink & agri start-ups to export$463,100
Latrobe City CouncilStartup Gippsland helps regional founders grow global businesses$399,498
La Trobe UniversityGlobal markets accelerator program$337,800

 

October 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
University of New South WalesHealth 10x program – solving for NCD challenge globally$295,000

 

September 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Enterprize Tasmania LtdEnterprize Tasmania: Born global incubator program$442,247

 

July 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Melt Accelerator Pty LtdMelt accelerator and incubator – growing and scaling hardware start-ups$500,000
Cyrise Accelerator Pty LtdWorld-class cyber bootcamps for aspiring startup founders$106,025
Canobolas Ventures Pty LtdSparklabs Cultiv8 Stretch$430,379

 

March 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship LimitedBreakout accelerator$491,100
Australian Computer Society IncorporatedRiver City Labs (RCL) Scale-Ups – supporting entrepreneurs to scale businesses globally$500,000
Core Hub Pty LtdStrategic pathways for new enterprise in the resources and energy sector$429,000
Farmers2Founders Pty LtdFarmers2Founders: supporting producer-led agriculture and food technology start-ups$376,285
Realtechx Pty LtdRealTech Accelerator – Commercial impact for real estate start-ups$440,450

 

February 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Rockhampton Regional CouncilSmartHub Rockhampton turbo-traction lab$500,000
Cicada Innovations Pty LtdRapid prototyping space and design thinking capabilities for start-ups$316,906
Central Highlands Development Corporation LimitedAgFrontier: new agtech incubator for regional and remote start-ups$405,000
University of South AustraliaInnovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) Whyalla – a hub for regional SA$500,000

 

January 2019

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Hunter Business Centre LtdStart House: Developing diversity in innovation$189,500
The University of New EnglandSRI AgTech Gateway: Global focus for Australian AgTech startups$320,000
Clinic Media Pty LtdThe business incubator for startups in organic innovation.$111,579
The University of AdelaideThincLab International Incubator program: A pathway for global success$499,440
Vektor Innovation Pty LtdArc hardware incubator – Hardware innovation for global startups$496,800
Agristart Pty LtdCONNECT: Regional Innovation Hubs$485,000

 

December 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Deakin UniversityManuFutures Export Acceleration Program (MEAP)$500,000
The Energy Laboratory LtdNational rollout of new EnergyLab incubator programs$500,000

 

October 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Bridge Hub Pty LtdRegional agrifood tech innovation hub$500,000
Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty LtThe Australian health accelerator (AH-x) program, sunshine coas$120,000
SpaceCubed Ventures Pty LtdPlus eight academy – pre-accelerator in Perth and regional WA$247,250

 

July 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
YBF Pty LtdYBF Mesh Building and Growing The World’s First Dedicated Web 3.0 Hub$500,000

 

May 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Western Sydney UniversityLaunch Pad – Start-up SydWest$500,000

 

April 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
University of Wollongong – BegaBega Valley innovation hub – Fostering Regional Entrepreneurship$382,000

 

March 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
The Actuator Operations LtdScaling MedTech’s Got Talent Regionally, Nationally & Globally$500,000

 

February 2018

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Petri Exchange Pty LtdPetri BioIncubate$284,500
Innovyz Institute Pty LtdInnovyz Advanced Materials Program$500,000
Australia China Technology Incubator Pty LtdAccelerating Medtech Startups in China’s Healthcare Market$500,000

 

December 2017  

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Blackbird Startmate Ops Pty LtdStartmate – National Expansion of Australia’s World Class Accelerator$500,000
Fledge Innovation Labs Pty LtdFledge Innovation Labs – Commercialising MedTech$500,000

 

October 2017

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
The Flinders University of South AustraliaeNVision Limestone Coast$500,000
Blue Chilli Technology Pty LtdSheStarts Global Growth Accelerator$500,000
Collective Campus Pty LtdCorporate Accelerators powered by Collective Campus$500,000

 

August 2017

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
FD Global Connections Pty LtdUSA Accelerate Program – New York$73,000

 

May 2017

Applicant NameProject TitleGrant Amount (ex GST)
Slingshot Accelerator Pty LtdI2N Regional Accelerator$474,535
The Studio LimitedThe Studio Incubator$500,000
Vektor Innovation Pty LtdHardware Innovation for Global Startups$268,674
Flinders UniversityAdvanced Manufacturing Incubator$196,265
Paspalis Enterprises Pty LtdDarwin Innovation Hub$500,000

 

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