Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Collaboration


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 Collaboration Stream grant opportunity will support large-scale manufacturing projects with business-to-business and business-to-research collaboration at their core. The stream will catalyse long-term transformation in the National Manufacturing Priority areas (see below), focusing private and public investment to help create the environment and incentives for Australian manufacturers to collaborate, scale up, move towards higher value added activities and become more competitive.
The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream will provide funding for a small number of large, transformational projects that will either directly feature collaboration or will create and facilitate collaborative ecosystems and the foundations for collaboration.

The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream will encourage all forms of collaboration. This could include projects brought forward by groups, for example where the collaboration may be formalised through legal agreements and governance models, as well as projects brought forward by a single entity, for example to create shared use or multi-user facilities that generate informal collaboration.

The grant amount will be up to 33% of eligible project expenditure (grant percentage).
The minimum grant amount is $20 million.
The maximum grant amount is $200 million.

Important dates

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


Round Opens

Round Closes


11 Aug 202109 Sep 2021 05:00 PM

Find out more

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

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MMI primary contact email

Key contacts

Gavan Holloway+61 3 8344 3954