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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5682

International Space Investment India Projects

Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Close Date & Time:
13-Jun-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
International Space Investment India
Primary Category:
321003 - Scientific Research
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The International Space Investment Initiative supports strategic space projects that build relationships with international space agencies.

An India-focused expansion of the initiative was announced in 2022, and will provide support for Australian organisations to conduct joint space projects and build valuable commercial links with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the broader Indian space sector. 

This grant opportunity aims to:

  • unlock international space opportunities for Australia to work on space projects with India 
  • expand the capability and capacity of the Australian space sector, and support job creation
  • demonstrate the Australian space sector’s ability to deliver space-related products and services internationally
  • support projects which help build a vision and a diverse, inclusive Australian space ecosystem that inspires businesses, the Australian community and the next generation of space workforce, researchers and entrepreneurs
  • increase investment in the space sector, targeting the Mutual Priority Areas, as described in Appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines.

You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • are registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST)

and are one of the following entities:

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • a publicly funded research organisation (PFRO).

We can only accept applications where you:

  • provide evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board)
  • provide evidence of support from your Indian partner organisation/s and that your project has links to India’s space industry and/or supply chains
  • provide evidence that a minimum of 80% of the investment will be made in Australia, for the benefit of the Australian space organisations.

You can’t apply if you are:

  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme
  • an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012)
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government body (including government business enterprises
  • a corporate or non-corporate Commonwealth entity.

You can partner with one or more other organisations to deliver this project. But you must appoint an Australian lead organisation.

The lead organisation must fill out the application form.

If we give your group the grant, the lead organisation:

  • signs the grant agreement
  • is responsible for making sure your group follows the rules in the grant agreement.
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $1,000,000.00 to $10,000,000.00

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