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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO5011

BRII: Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupational Registrations (AMR)

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GO ID:
GO5011
Agency:
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
30-Nov-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
261001 - Industry Innovation
Publish Date:
19-Oct-2021
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

Description:

The Business Research and Innovation Initiative provides businesses with funding to solve government challenges using innovative approaches and technologies. This round will focus on the Automatic mutual recognition of occupational registrations (AMR) scheme.

The Business Research and Innovation Initiative – AMR program occurs in two stages:

Stage 1 – Feasibility study

We ask for applications from eligible entities to undertake a feasibility study that responds to one of the current key government challenges.

The maximum grant for each feasibility study is $70,000 with a maximum period of 3 months. There is $1.1 million available for feasibility studies in this program.

Stage 2 – Proof of concept

If your study shows that your idea is feasible, you can apply to develop a proof of concept. Only applicants who successfully complete feasibility studies can apply for proof of concept funding.

The maximum grant amount for each proof of concept project is $675,000 with a maximum period of 12 months. There is $5.4 million available for proof of concept projects in this program.

Challenges

The current Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupation Registration (AMR) Challenges are:

  • Challenge 1 – Improving information matching and exchange between jurisdictions
  • Challenge 2 – Improving information matching and exchange between jurisdictions for the building and construction industries
  • Challenge 3 – Improving information matching and exchange between jurisdictions for security, property, transport and liquor and gaming industries
  • Challenge 4 – Improving uptake of the opportunities available through the Automatic Mutual Recognition of Occupation Registration (AMR).
Eligibility:

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an individual or partnership, provided you agree to form a company incorporated in Australia to enter into a grant agreement.

We can only accept applications where:

  • you have a combined annual turnover of less than $20 million for each of the 3 financial years prior to the lodgement of the application; and
  • you provide all mandatory attachments.

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

If you are controlled by a Publicly Funded Research Organisation, including university spinoffs with at least 40% university ownership, you must have annual turnover in isolation of less than $20 million for each of the 3 financial years prior to lodgement of the application.

You're not eligible to apply if you're:

  • a Commonwealth, state or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises)
  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s website on the 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).
Total Amount Available (AUD):

$1,100,000.00

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $50,000.00 to $70,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, go to: business.gov.au/BRII-AMR

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