The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) grant opportunity offers grants from $150,000 to $1.5 million to help establish and/or operate Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) export hubs in the six Growth Centre sectors.
The export hubs will work with Growth Centres to facilitate SME export opportunities in the development of local, regional and Indigenous brands through business collaborations in the following areas;
– Advanced Manufacturing
– Cyber Security
– Food and Agribusiness
– Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
– Mining Equipment, Technology and Services
– Oil, Gas and Energy Resources.
This grant opportunity complements existing initiatives, such as those delivered through the Australian Export Finance Corporation – Efic, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade, the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, and the Industry Growth Centres Initiative.
Grants range from $150,000 – $1.5 million and will cover up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.
The maximum grant period is four years and you must complete your project by 30 June 2022.
Expression of Interest Applications close on 15th October 2018 at 5:00pm AEDT.