Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Translation


The Modern Manufacturing Initiative is a key element of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy, which aims to help Australian manufacturers scale-up, compete internationally and create jobs.

The Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding to support projects that translate high quality research into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and be more competitive and resilient. It provides co-funding to support businesses to adopt new technologies and improve their manufacturing processes to boost productivity and competitiveness.

The University is not eligible to lead these grants, but the University may partner with an eligible Industry lead.

There will be 6 grant opportunities under the Manufacturing Translation Stream that align with the National Manufacturing Priorities:

  • Space
  • Medical Products
  • Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing
  • Food and Beverage
  • Recycling and Clean Energy
  • Defence

On offer are co-funding grants of between $1 million to $20 million, up to 50% of the eligible project expenditure.

This information relates the  Manufacturing Translation stream . There are two other streams:

  • Manufacturing Integration
  • Manufacturing Collaboration

Each stream and priority area will be open at various times.

Important dates

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Translation scheme key dates can be found below.


Round Opens

Round Closes


Closed22 March 2021 5PM AEDT

Medical Products

Closed29 March 2021 5PM AEDT

Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing

Closed1 April 2021 5PM AEDT

Food and Beverage

Open27 April 2021 5PM AEDT

Recycling and Clean Energy

Open5 May 2021 5PM AEDT



28 April 2021 5PM AEDT

Find out more

More information on this scheme, including critical dates and documentation can be found on the Staff Hub.

Go to the Staff Hub


MMI primary contact email

Key contacts

Gavan Holloway+61 3 8344 3954