One of the benefits of working with EQUS is the capacity to leverage funding for Australian Government schemes designed to support industry-university research collaboration.
Some examples of these schemes are:
Innovation Connections is a grant program that fosters innovation by assisting small and medium businesses with funding to access research capability. Businesses can apply for up to $50,000 in matched funding to work on collaborative projects that address busines research needs and opportunities.
The CRC program, overseen by AusIndustry, aims to provide medium to long term industry-led collaborations with matched funding to solve industry problems and improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.
CRC Project grants support short term industry led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products, and services. Rounds normally occur twice per year with funding of up to $3 million per project over a maximum of 3 years.
Linkage projects support collaborative research and development between academic researchers and partner organisations, including industry. The scheme provides funding between $50,000 and $300,000 per annum for two to five years.
ITRPs drive growth, productivity and competitiveness in Australian Industrial Transformation Priorities. ITRP applications are made either as an ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub or ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre. Hubs and Centres approach the same goal of industrial transformation in different ways. Hubs support collective, partnered disruptive research programs able to break through obstacles facing an industry sector. Training Centres enable students and researchers to pursue industry focused research, generating key human capacity and solving problems that hold back producitivty and growth.