The State Government is committed to building regional economies that are entrepreneurial, creative and technology-driven to create sustainable job opportunities for regional people.
The State Government’s Regional New Industries Fund will allocate $4.5 million across the nine regions of Western Australia to support venture creation, accelerate small-medium enterprise growth and seed innovation initiatives. The program comprises of two allocations: a Regional Stream and a State Network Stream. Funding totals $4.5 million over four years.
The Regional Stream will seed local initiatives that build a communities innovation pipeline and drive long term impact. Up to $300,000 is available to each region.
The State Network Stream will fund projects that increase connectivity and build capability across regions, the state and to international markets. In particular, the stream priorities initiatives that enable technology development, service innovation and market access.
The Commission established a Regional Innovation Partnership to support and develop projects through idea sharing, collaborating and network building. The Partnership consists of a broad range of stakeholders with interest in promoting innovation in the Pilbara. Collectively, the Partnership contributed to the development of the Pilbara Innovation Roadmap at two workshops held in April 2018 and subsequent consultation.
Any regionally-based organisation or individual interested in innovation and business development is encouraged to register to their interest with us by contacting Director Economic Development, Land and Infrastructure Justin Fromm via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (08) 6551 7513, or by completing the Registration of Interest form.
You can also join the conversation online #WAinnovation.
Applications open on 3 October 2018
Applications may be made at any time, there is currently no set closing date.
From October 2018, Regional New Industries Fund applications will be processed via SmartyGrants, an independent, online grant processing portal. For more information on how applications will be evaluated, please download the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.