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Entrepreneurs' Programme – Incubator Support: Expert in Residence
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Incubator Support is an element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. The $23 million initiative supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:
assist Australian start-ups to develop the capabilities required to achieve commercial success in international markets and realise their economic potential faster than they otherwise would
develop Australia’s innovation ecosystem including in Australian regions.
The other component is New and Existing Incubators.
To be eligible for an Expert-in-Residence grant, you must:
- be an existing incubator or establishing a new incubator that can foster and facilitate the development of innovative start-ups focused on international trade
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be one of the following:
- an entity incorporated in Australia
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- an incorporated not for profit organisation
- a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO) as defined in appendix A of the program guidelines
- a local government agency or body as defined in appendix A of the program guidelines.
We define an incubator as a business support organisation that fosters innovative start-ups focused on international trade, through the provision of services such as seed funding, colocation, mentoring, professional services and access to networks. It can include accelerators and germinators.
To be eligible, your project must:
- include eligible activities and expenditure
- have an eligible project value of at least $10,000.
Examples of eligible activities include:
- a workshop where an expert gives advice on developing business activities, for example in international markets
- engaging a national or international expert (with knowledge in start-up related technology and international experience) to assist start-ups address key challenges during an incubator program
- national or international exchanges with an expert from another incubator either in Australia or overseas:
- incoming experts must bring new capabilities and undertake activities that help build your capabilities in the expert’s area of expertise.
- an outgoing expert must be embedded in a host incubator that will commit to the sharing of capabilities and knowledge that will benefit your incubator.
For more information on eligibility requirements you should refer to the program guidelines.
To apply, go to https://www.business.gov.au/is-eir
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