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Incubator Support Initiative – New and Existing Incubators

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13 28 46



Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
Primary Category:
261001 - Industry Innovation
Secondary Category:
261002 - Small Business
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups, through:

  • delivering high quality services to start-ups to improve their chances of commercial success in international markets
  • partnering with first-generation migrant and refugee support organisations to assist migrant and refugee founders to establish their business both nationally and internationally
  • assisting start-ups with a regional focus to expand and scale their business.

The Incubator Support Initiative offers skilled facilitators – Regional Incubator Facilitators (RIFs) who can assist potential applicants, particularly in regional areas, to access funding.

The RIFs provide assistance to incubators by providing advice, mentoring, specialist expertise and can help broker partnerships between start-up incubators and migrant and refugee organisations.

We also assist you to access public data through the DataStart program and will promote start-ups through case studies on the portal.

Funding is also available under the other Incubator Support component: Expert in Residence.

The Incubator Support Initiative is one of 4 elements that form the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.


To get a New and Existing Incubators grant, you must be either:

  • operating an existing incubator
  • establishing a new incubator

Your incubator must foster and facilitate the development of innovative start-ups focused on international trade.

You must have an Australian business number (ABN) and 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
  • a local government agency or body

You must provide:

Your project must:

  • include eligible activities and expenditure
  • have an eligible project value of at least $26,000 for projects in major cities
  • have an eligible project value of at least $20,000 for projects in regional areas

Read the Grant opportunity guidelines for more information on the eligibility criteria

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Contact Details

13 28 46