The Morrison Government is investing $280 million to support more manufacturers to grow and create new jobs as they help secure our economic recovery.
The matched funding is available through Round 2 of the Integration and Translation Streams of the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).
The six National Manufacturing Priority Areas include: Space, Medical Products, Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing, Food and Beverage, Recycling and Clean Energy, and Defence.
Federal Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor said the matched funding will help manufacturers break into new markets and translate great ideas into commercial outcomes.
“Our manufacturing sector is going from strength to strength, with more than a million Australians employed in manufacturing and strong confidence in the future of the sector,” Mr Taylor said.
“We know our manufacturers will lead the charge when it comes to our economic recovery from the pandemic – and that’s why we’re investing in them to help secure our future.”
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said our Modern Manufacturing Initiative is already investing in phenomenal projects that will support businesses to scale-up, introduce new products to market, strengthen our supply chains and create more local jobs.
“This matched funding will help businesses turn innovative research and ideas into reality, as well as unlocking new opportunities and investment both here at home and for overseas export,” Mr Entsch said.
“We want to see Cairns and Far North Queensland manufacturers grow and prosper and this fund will help them do just that.
“We know our manufacturers are central to our ongoing economic recovery”.
The MMI is the centrepiece of the Morrison Government’s $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy, designed to position Australia as a globally recognised, high-quality and sustainable manufacturing nation.
For more information and to read the guidelines visit business.gov.au/mmi
Applications open on Monday, 13 December 2021.