2017 Project Fund Program EOIs


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 $8.2 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 opening for applications from Monday 3rd July 2017 to 4pm AEST Thursday 31 August 2017.

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.


Want to know more about the program? Take advantage of limited one-on-one sessions across Australia with our Director of Major Projects, Elizabeth Stares and one of our General Managers - book now:

26 June - Sydney - SOLD OUT, contact Elizabeth Stares to organise a meeting elizabeth.stares@mtpconnect.org.au

10 July - Brisbane

11 July - Gold Coast

13 July - Perth

20 July - Canberra

24 July - Hobart - email Elizabeth Stares elizabeth.stares@mtpconnect.org.au

25 July - Adelaide

26 July - Melbourne


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