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Grants & Awards

Grants and Awards play a vital role in assisting biotechnology and research organisations access capital to fund the ongoing development of projects.

Government grants and awards are available to biotechnology and research organisations at local, state and federal level. There are also a number of international grants that are available to fund specific collaborative activities between Australian / Victorian organisations and international groups.

The grants and awards environment is one that rapidly changes, so we encourage you to watch this site for updates, submission dates and links to the various grant programs that are available.

If you know of any relevant grants or awards that are not included on our site, and you think they should be, please contact us.

The BioMelbourne Network is very pleased to announce the launch of our inaugural “Women in Leadership” awards, to celebrate, honour and profile outstanding women in the biotechnology, medtech and healthcare technology sector.

These new awards are designed to celebrate women who exhibit leadership in their fields of expertise and have made outstanding contributions to advancing the industry.
In 2015, the L'Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship program has expanded.

The Fellowships will still be awarded to outstanding early-career female scientists to help them consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science, with the addition of a Fellowship specifically for New Zealand.

In 2015 there are four Fellowships:
- Three $25,000 L'Oréal Australia For Women in Science Fellowships
- The inaugural $25,000 L'Oréal New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship
MedTech's Got Talent is a unique entrepreneurship challenge supporting emerging entrepreneurs to develop and refine skills in pitching a business concept, developing a technology roadmap and launching commercialisation activities for their medical technology innovations. There is no charge to participate, and participants tap into real resources (money, expertise, network) to ideally position themselves for start-up success.
The 21st Victorian Premier’s Award for Health & Medical Research [PAHMR] recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements of Victoria’s early-career health and medical researchers.

The recipient of the Award receives a trophy and certificate plus $16,000 to further develop their career in health or medical research. Three additional prizes, worth $8,000 each, are presented to applicants who are highly commended by the judging panel.
Present your company, discuss your ideas and win the Bosch Group as investor, partner or customer. At the Bosch Venture Forum we connect you with highly relevant decision makers within the Bosch Group to discuss potential synergies and collaboration opportunities. The following technology focus areas are of interest:
• Computer Vision / Machine Learning
• Business Models for the Internet of Energy
• Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing