South Australia Innovation and Investment Fund

$30 million fund that supports innovative, job creation projects that strengthen and diversify Adelaide’s economy. 


South Australia Innovation and Investment Fund


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The South Australia Innovation and Investment Fund (SAIIF) was established by the Australian and South Australian Governments following the decision by Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited to cease its manufacturing operation in Tonsley Park, Adelaide. Bulletpoint anticipates this program to continue with Holden’s recent announcement to cease manufacturing in Elizabeth, South Australia.

Exact details of the program are yet to be announced but Bulletpoint expects the program to be very much the same as the previous 3 rounds. A guide of what to expect is provide below.



The SAIIF will support investment by business leading directly to new sustainable jobs in the Adelaide North region to assist the region to diversify its economic base. Eligible projects will focus on encouraging new investment to create new or additional business capacity that results in sustainable jobs.

Applications for funding under the SAIIF are encouraged from all industry sectors.

Applicants should note that SAIIF proposals will not be favoured where they involve no sustained net increase in economic activity in Australia or where new jobs in the Adelaide North region are created at the expense of jobs elsewhere.



A total of $30 million in funding is available.  There will be competitive funding rounds and all funds awarded must be expended by 30 June 2016 when the SAIIF will close.

The minimum grant under the SAIIF will be $50,000.  There is no maximum grant limit within the total grant funding available under the SAIIF.  Grants will be up to 50 per cent of eligible expenditure.

Financial assistance will only be provided for:

  • up to 50% of projected eligible project costs; and
  • on the provision of satisfactory evidence that the agreed payment milestones have been achieved.


Eligible Projects

Eligible expenditure includes:

  • acquisition of new equipment or machinery that can be capitalised in the applicant’s accounts; and
  • construction or fit-out of a new building or extension to premises.



  • Round 1 – closed 17 October 2008
  • Round 2 – closed 29 May 2009
  • Round 3 – closed 10 September 2010
  • Round 4 – Yet to be announced


Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation.

Need Manufacturing Grants?

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Previous Recipients




Australian Advanced Manufacturing Centre


Provide an integrated design, construct, install, service, monitor and maintain facility for construction of manufacturing machinery based on commercial ready IP, developed by customers in the advanced manufacturing, renewable energy/climate change, defence and mining industry sectors for export.
Australian Southern Exporters


Develop a commercially viable sardine value-adding business able to process over 1,000 tonnes of sardines for human consumption per annum by 2011.
Broens Industries


Establish an aerospace and defence component machining facility to be called ‘Aerospace Engineering SA’.
Ferrocut Australia


Establish a state of the art plate profile cutting centre at the Techport facility with concurrent expansion of existing capability in all profile cutting disciplines to capture opportunities provided through the Air Warfare Destroyer, Olympic Dam, Desalination and other new infrastructure projects.
Intex Holdings


World-leading “bolt-on” turbine technology designed to dramatically reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing car and truck fleets. Funding will enable local production of this Australian invention.
Levett Engineering


Expansion to position the company as a long-term production supplier to the international aerospace and defence sector.
The Pipette Company


Expand the company’s clean room capability and equip it with specialised equipment required for manufacturing micro pipettes.
Samaras Group


Improve domestic capacity and be in a position to undertake custom beam manufacturing work.
Boart Longyear


Development of an integrated R&D engineering, test and manufacturing facility for a new range of drill rigs and a depot level service centre for existing drill rigs.
Central Diesel


Establish a modern construction and assembly facility capable of manufacturing a range of varying capacity and application generator sets in large volumes.
Digislide Holdings


Establish a technology innovation centre for a number of industry sectors with the centre piece being an advanced opto-electronics facility that will provide services for opto-electronics prototyping, clean energy technology customisation and small-run opto-electronics manufacture.
Long Distance Technologies


Company will expand and upgrade current telecommunications component manufacturing facility. LDT’s products will boost telecommunication coverage for land and portable communication devices.
Manuele Engineers


Construction of new fabrication facility. Company will target a variety of medium to large engineering projects.
Modra Hayes


Construct mass production facility for the manufacture of Modpods demountable and flat pack accommodation, storage and service solutions.


Upgrade and expansion of the vivoPharm vivo Pharmacology Department.
Weeks Group


Expand manufacturing capacity of Supaloc Eco Load Bearing Wall.
Clean Seas Tuna


Investment in recirculation systems for larval rearing trials, a feed research farm to trial different feed formulations and sea cages and related environmental monitoring devices to propagate southern Bluefin tuna from eggs, following spawning in their on-shore broodstock facility. The project envisages transferring the resultant fingerlings to sea cages for aquaculture growout, resulting in the mature fish being marketed interstate and overseas.
Ezy-Fit Hydraulics


Investment in specialist engineering equipment to establish an advanced engineering manufacturing cell which will increase capacity and capability and provide South Australia with a dedicated hydraulic centre of excellence.
Hospira Adelaide


Expansion of bio manufacturing facility to increase the capacity and capability of the current facility by enabling increased batch manufacturing size; and installing equipment and supporting services to improve processing and testing times. The improved facility will expand the current service offering and provide services to customers that currently need to access larger scale contract manufacturing services overseas
Numetric Manufacturing


Expansion of advanced vertical automotive machining plant to include the purchase of advanced machinery which will manufacture Hybrid vehicle engine components, but with the versatility to support other industries such as rail, defence and mining.
PLB Australasia


Investment in new tooling and fabrication equipment in order to increase capacity to manufacture precision liquid fertiliser application systems for broad acre and row crop farming and to develop new product lines for agricultural markets.
REDARC Electronics


Upgrading of electronic technology manufacturing facility to both expand the facility for innovative new products and to further leverage technology used in the manufacturing process to enable the business to expand its production capability and capacity. Investment will also allow production of products for the Military and Medical sectors.
Robin Johnson Engineering


Expansion of plant facility to establish a high volume, innovative turnkey manufacturing plant to produce transportable switch rooms , smart electrical substations, advanced technology “smart” protection panels, and integrated, innovative fire and security services.
SAGE Automation Pty Ltd, Melrose Park


Electrical control systems manufacturing centre of excellence – Investment in specialist equipment in order to establish Australia’s first fully integrated and automated electrical control cabinet manufacturing facility
SMR Automotive


A clean-room manufacturing capability to diversify into the medical devices industry
The People’s Republic of Animation


Console Video Game Cinematic Services. Upgrade of infrastructure to allow for more competitive production of high quality animated cinematics and marketing trailers for the console video games industry. This includes the production of high definition graphics and 3D stereoscopic animated movies.
Track IQ


Upgrade of production facility to manufacture advanced instrumentation and data management software for monitoring of the mechanical condition of operational railway vehicles and the establishment of a Customer Data centre for global customer support.

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