MTPConnect is looking for collaborative, industry-led projects through a dollar-for-dollar matched Project Fund Program. We want to invest in big, bold ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of the MTP sector; to deliver results on a national scale that have sector-wide impact, including for SMEs.
We are looking for consortia large and small to creatively address some of the barriers to growth, as outlined in our 10-year Sector Competitiveness Plan, to share in a funding pool of $7.8 million over two years.
Download the Expressions of Interest form, an example form for reference, and relevant documents for the 2017 round of the Project Fund Program below - with the round now open for applications from Monday 3rd July 2017 to 4pm AEST Thursday 31 August 2017. Submit your EOI form by email directly to Director - Major Projects, Elizabeth Stares with subject line "2017 Project Fund Program EOI Submission" - firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applications will need to demonstrate the proposed idea is collaborative and industry-led, will deliver results on a national scale, have a sector-wide impact (including for small-to-medium enterprises), and are aligned with MTPConnect's Sector Growth Priorities as defined in its Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP). Any funding from the program will also need to be matched at least dollar-for-dollar by the sector.
MTPConnect ran a 2017 Project Fund Program webinar on Wednesday 21 June at 2pm AEST providing an overview of the program, key priority areas for projects, the application and approvals process, and how to strengthen your application - view it on YouTube now