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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.

September
The Pistoia Alliance President’s Startup Challenge is a business plan contest for life science tech startups to win up to US$15k and six months mentorship from an industry expert. They are now about six weeks from the deadline for entries (Sept 13th) so we remind you of this opportunity and request that you share it with the entrepreneurs that you are in touch with.

They are looking for entries involving any life science tech innovation that supports the Pistoia Alliance’s mission of pre-competitive collaboration to lower the barrier to innovation in life science R&D. The major criterion is that the idea entered must not yet be on the market. Entries will be judged on their innovation, their relevance, and the quality of the plan and the team behind it and/or their ability to identify the skills they’ll need to make it a success.

If you’d like to read more about the Challenge then you can find all the necessary information, including full official rules, by clicking the link above.
December
Bioplatforms Australia started an initiative aims to seed end user collaborations with the Bioplatforms Australia network to maximise the impact of the research infrastructure investment for national benefit. End users are defined as those researchers from commercial, industrial, government that use the research outcomes for development of service, products, decision making and/or policy. We’d provide $10,000 (to be matched by the applicant) to use within our platforms.