Business Advice and Grants

Monday 31 October 2016
Business Advice and Grants

There are various funding opportunities available, find out more here.

See www.business.gov.au and http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

SUPPORT PROGRAMS:

 

Innovation Voucher Program: provides vouchers of between $10,000 and $50,000 to help small and medium-sized enterprises collaborate with universities and private research companies to develop new manufacturing processes and products.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

MassChallenge - a start-up accelerator program that operates as a competition with more than US$2 million in cash prizes. Participants in the program have access to expert mentors, global networks, and funding opportunities, as well as marketing and other resources. For more information contact Andrew Rasch at andrew.rasch@sa.gov.au or visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

Innovyz Institute

Innovyz Institute provides 9 month intensive programs to help individuals, universities, research centres, existing companies and corporate spinouts commercialise their ideas, technology and products.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

Venture Catalyst

Venture Catalyst is an initiative of the South Australian Government and the University of South Australia. Offered through UniSA's Innovation and Collaboration Centre, the program provides up to $50,000 in seed funding to current students or recent graduates to further develop a product, service or process and take it to market.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

eChallenge

Run by the University of Adelaide, the Australian eChallenge is a competition-based learning experience that develops strategic business thinking for early-stage entrepreneurial ventures. Participants pitch their venture concepts to potential investors from the local business community, as well as gain access to a learning environment that includes workshops, mentors and connections to reserach and the business community.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

Venture Dorm

Venture Dorm helps individuals to develop viable business models to commercialise their innovative ideas. Run as a 12 week course through Flinders University's New Venture Institute, participants experience hands-on learning to test if customers and users really want a product.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

Future Industries Institute

The Future Industries Institute brings together the research activites of the Ian Wark Research Institute, Mawson Institute and Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation to create a single institute to meet current and future challenges in engineering and physical sciences.

Based at the University of South Australia, the Future Industries Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment and provides access for early stage and existing businesses to vital capability and infrastructure. The Institute will ensure research and knowledge is transferred to companies who can capitalise on it and grow high-tech jobs.

See also The Growing South Australia's Companies program delivered through UniSA.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

SA Innovation Network

The SA Innovation Network connects businesses with South Australia's three major universities. Whether you are seeking research expertise to solve a business problem or develop new products and services, SAiN can help businesses access a network of more than 3,000 university researchers.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

Co-working Spaces: provide entrepreneurs, start-ups and other independent professionals the space to work together in a shared setting, access to a network of businesses and fellow entrepreneurs, as well as events and workshpos to support business growth. Adelaide provides co-working spaces for small businesses, tech start-ups and freelancers, as well as arts and cultural creatives.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

The Cluster Program

The State Government's cluster programs are coordinated by the Department of State Development and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) and focus on existing globally-competitive specialist areas of  defence, creative industries (music and technology), clean technologies (water), health and medical devices, mining and resources, food and wine.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities

 

TechInSA offers customised programs including grants, business and marketing assistance, lab and office space to bring innovative SA products and technologies to market.

visit http://innovation.sa.gov.au/support-and-funding-opportunities