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METS Ignited Project Funds

METS Ignited Project Funds - supporting industry-wide collaboration

The METS Ignited Project Funds is a $15.6m, four-year initiative to support, encourage and fund sector-wide collaboration. The funding is provided by the Australian Government as part of the Growth Centre initiative. It is open to METS companies across Australia.

How does it work?

METS Ignited is looking for minimum matched investment for collaborative, industry-led projects with clear commercialisation applications.

We are seeking to invest in innovative ideas to improve the productivity, competitiveness and innovative capacity of the sector, to deliver results on a national scale that have sector-wide impact including for SMEs.

The application process

The METS Ignited Project Funds can be accessed by industry through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process.

Next funding round

The third round of funding is now closed. Thank you to all who submitted an application,

To keep up-to-date with progress please become a METS Ignited Network Associate. Membership is free.

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