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


The Manufacturing Translation Stream will support projects that aid the translation of high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient. It will support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

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.