Science into Industry Initiative

Accelerating the translation of research and development and supporting university and research institute collaborations with industry to build new products and services.

What's important

  • The Science into Industry Initative includes a range of programs including the Investment Assistance Program (IAP) and the Science into Industry Co-Investment Program.

Investment Assistance Program

The Investment Assistance Program (IAP) aims to:

  • raise the quantity, quality and success rate of Queensland university and research institute applications to eligible Australian Government funding programs for significant projects over $10 million with a strong industry engagement component
  • increase Queensland’s share of Australian Government grant funding and strengthen the translation of its world-class research and development activities.

$50,000 to $100,000 of funding per approved proposal is available for approved eligible applicants.

The IAP will remain open to applications until funding is exhausted, with the exception of a scheduled closure period between 1 December 2023 and 15 January 2024 to allow for overall program review.

Science into Industry Co-Investment Program

The Science into Industry Co-Investment Program aims to:

  • support research–industry partnerships in areas of strategic importance to Queensland
  • accelerate translation of Queensland’s world-class research and development
  • capture greater value from research translation in Queensland (including new jobs, startups, business growth, new products and technologies )
  • increase the success rate for Queensland universities and research institutes in securing funding from Australian Government industry–research programs.

The Science into Industry Co-Investment Program provides funding support for applications to Australian Government funding programs with a strong, Queensland-based lead and a significant industry engagement component that will benefit Queensland.

Applications to eligible Australian Government industry-research funding programs, listed in the program guidelines will be considered for co-investment.

Further information

Visit the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science website for further information.