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Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII)

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Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Close Date & Time:
17-Apr-2019 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
261002 - Small Business
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) Pilot Round 2 program provides small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.

The program covers up to five challenges for which SMEs can develop solutions. These challenges are listed in the program guidelines and proposed by Australian Government agencies.

The total grant funding for the program per round is:

  • $2 million for feasibility studies.
  • $10 million for proofs of concept.

The program has three stages.

Stage 1 Challenge Selection

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology approved the following 5 challenges for Round 2:

Stage 2 Feasibility study

Stage 2 is open for small to medium sized enterprises to apply to conduct a feasibility study.

The maximum grant amount for feasibility studies is $100,000 with a maximum grant period of three months.

Challenge agencies assess and rank applications against the merit criteria. Innovation and Science Australia then assess applications, consider the challenge agency assessment and recommend which projects to fund. Finally, the Program Delegate approves recommended applications for funding. Successful SMEs conduct feasibility studies.

If you successfully complete your feasibility study, you can apply for a proof of concept grant.

Stage 3 Proof of concept

The maximum grant amount is $1 million with a maximum grant period of 18 months.

Those grantees that successfully complete the feasibility study will be able to apply for the proof of concept stage.


To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • and be one of the following entities:
    • a company, incorporated in Australia
    • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
    • an individual or partnership, provided you agree to form a company incorporated in Australia to enter into a grant agreement
  • and have a turnover of less than $20 million for each of the last three years. This includes the turnover of any related bodies corporate. If an Australian university or public sector research organisation controls your company, your turnover must be less than $20 million for each of the last three years. Newly established companies are welcome to apply.

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • an income tax exempt corporation.
  • an individual or partnership unless you agree to form an eligible corporation that is non tax-exempt before signing a grant agreement.
  • a trust (however, a corporation that is a corporate trustee may apply on behalf of a trust).
  • a Commonwealth, state or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises).
Total Amount Available (AUD):
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $1.00 to $100,000.00
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