Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Integration


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 Integration Stream supports projects that integrate Australian businesses into domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets. It provides co-funding to encourage linkages between local businesses and domestic and international firms, increasing scale, supply capacity, and the ability to innovate. It will also facilitate the adoption of product standards and greater sharing and transfer of knowledge.

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 Integration 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 Integration Stream . There are two other streams:

  • Manufacturing Translation
  • Manufacturing Collaboration

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

Important dates

The Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Manufacturing Integration 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

Open 5 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