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.
Materials and energy are at the heart of manufacturing. Modernising how we use them is central to building an advanced manufacturing economy that realises more potential from our resources and supports our national resilience, economic recovery and environmental sustainability.
The move to more sustainable solutions for materials and energy is happening around the world. Global demand megatrends are reshaping the landscape for manufacturing, accelerated by market and policy pressure to reduce emissions and waste, the scale of public and private green investment, and the falling cost of technology. Australian manufacturers are well positioned to use our unique natural, industrial and competitive advantages – combining innovation, abundant clean energy, material resources, and onshore industrial base – to take advantage of this opportunity and become increasingly global players.
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, 5th May 2021.