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Natural Hazards Technology Program

Involves NSW Government agencies posing challenges to address current gaps in responding to, managing and recovering from natural hazards. There is also a ‘big ideas’ stream to help identify future technology capabilities. The potential partner agencies include NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS), State Emergency Services (SES), NSW Fire and Rescue, NSW Forestry Corp, Reconstruction Authority, NSW Telco Authority, Transport for NSW, Department of Planning and Environment, and the Department of Customer Service.

Funding amount:
Up to $250K
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Closing date:
30 Jun 2025
Up to $250K
30 Jun 2025
Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) – Renewables and Low Emissions Round – Feasibility grant

 The three challenges in this round of BRII focus on renewables and low emissions practices. The challenges are: increasing energy efficiency of commercial fishing operations; powering safe drinking water for Australian First Nations remote communities; alternative packaging for premium Australian wine.

Funding amount:
$50K - $100K
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Closing date:
3 Apr 2024
$50K - $100K
3 Apr 2024
Australia’s AI Sprint

Over three months startups will receive access to tools, resources and expert support to help create and launch AI-powered solutions that bring economic and social benefits to Australia. Winners receive $300K worth of R&D support with two runners up receiving $100K each.

Funding amount:
Pool of $500K
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Closing date:
21 Mar 2024
Pool of $500K
21 Mar 2024
Beanstalk Drought Venture Studio

The Future Drought Fund has invested $10 million in a two-year pilot initiative aimed at enhancing the commercial availability of drought resilience products and services for Australian food and fibre producers.  Opens March 2024.

Funding amount:
$10M
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$10M
Main Sequence (CSIRO Innovation Fund)

Funds companies that solve one or more of these challenge areas: Enable the Next Intelligence Leap; Decarbonise the Planet; Supercharge Industrial Productivity; Reach Humanity Scale Healthcare; Bridge the Gap to Space; Feed 10 Billion People.

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