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Research, development and commercialisation infrastructure grants

Expressions of interest are now closed

Overview of the grant

This $45 million grant initiative funds world-leading research, development and commercialisation infrastructure to help accelerate NSW’s shift to net zero emissions by 2050. 

These grants will invest in initiatives that significantly reduce emissions in high-emitting and hard-to-abate industries across the state. They will support investment in infrastructure that: 

  • accelerates the research, development and commercialisation of clean technologies with high commercial potential 
  • enhances our ability to develop new innovative clean technologies 
  • promotes collaboration between industry, researchers and universities. 

More details on this grant opportunity can be found in the grant guidelines

What funding is available?

We are offering grants between $1 - $10 million to support infrastructure projects. Further details related to funding and co-contributions can be found in the guidelines.  

Who is eligible?

These grants are open to organisations that can demonstrate experience in developing and managing this type and scale of infrastructure. This could include industry or research organisations.  

The four types of infrastructure eligible for this grant are:  

  1. new or upgraded major innovation infrastructure  
  2. e-infrastructure to generate data  
  3. physical infrastructure to store data  
  4. other infrastructure that supports significant decarbonisation. 

Collaboration between organisations is encouraged. Further details on eligible applicants, and the types of infrastructure eligible for funding through this grant, can be found in the guidelines. You can also lean more by reading the frequently asked questions 

These have important information about the eligibility criteria, application requirements and assessment process. 

Information session

We recently held an information session online about this grant and Net Zero Industry and Innovation. You can:

The application process

Expressions of interest (EOIs) for research, development and commercialisation infrastructure grants closed on 22 April 2022.  

The EOI is the first in a two-stage competitive application process. Successful EOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application in mid-2022.

The application and assessment process for this stream is competitive. Submissions will be assessed against the eligibility and merit criteria outlined in the guidelines.  

Contact us

If you have any questions about this grant or your application, contact the Clean Technology Innovation team at NetZeroIndustry@environment.nsw.gov.au.

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