Modern Manufacturing Initiative – Manufacturing Integration Stream – Defence Priority – Round 1


The Manufacturing Integration Stream will support projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader. It will encourage and facilitate linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

Growing the defence industrial base is a key priority for the Australian Government and Australian manufacturers are in a prime position to take advantage of the increased domestic and global investments in Defence capabilities. The numerous acquisition and sustainment opportunities that will come from these investments will support manufacturers to:

  • make up a greater share of the defence supply chain by manufacturing the components and capabilities required for Defence acquisition and sustainment projects
  • diversify their customer base and enter new markets beyond the Australian Defence Force
  • contribute to some of the world’s most advanced supply chains and export to allies or likeminded countries.

For the Modern Manufacturing Initiative’s Translation and Integration Stream grant opportunities, an initial combined total of approximately $140 million is available from 2020-21 to 2023-24 across all the National Manufacturing Priorities.

Applications close 5pm, 28th April 2021.