Q&A with R&D Tax & Grant Strategy Consultant Matthew McLean

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As Principal and Co-Founder of Brisbane-based Intellect Labs, Matthew McLean has worked with businesses across the medtech, biotech, food and beverage, recycling and manufacturing industries. Read on to learn more about what Matt does for his clients and to find out the benefits of maximising innovation spend at pivotal points in the commercialisation process. How […]

Q&A with Commercialisation Facilitator Larry Weng

Larry Weng has many years’ experience in researching, developing and commercialising science and engineering technologies. His current role is part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme delivered in partnership with i4Connect. As an Accelerating Commercialisation Facilitator, he provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get innovative […]

Grants and funding currently open to SMEs and exporters

Application deadlines for the following two grants fall early in the new financial year. One is is a national program while the other is open to Queensland-based enterprises. Export Market Development Grants (EDMG) Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program aims to help Australian businesses expand to international markets. These grants are designed to encourage […]

Aspiring and current exporters: apply for EDMG funding before end of November

Did you spend money on exporting or marketing your goods or services overseas last financial year? The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is an Australian Government financial assistance program providing export-ready small to medium businesses with financial assistance by reimbursing up to 50 per cent of eligible promotional expenses above $5,000 (provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000).   How it works  If you own goods or services* […]

Business Growth Fund Program Round 2 now open

The Business Growth Fund Program is a grant program for Queensland- based small and medium businesses. $50,000 (excluding GST) may be provided for eligible businesses seeking to expand by way of purchasing and implementing highly specialised equipment or services. Your business must have the potential for high-growth within the next 2 years. High-growth is generally considered […]

Why you should review your IP assets this year

Whether you have been trading for 12 months or 12 years, most businesses will have some form of intellectual property (IP). It is a good idea to conduct an IP audit where you review your current IP assets and their status. An IP audit can help to: – Evaluate the strength and scope of your […]

Apply now: Grants open to Queensland-based enterprises

Application deadlines for the following two grants fall in December 2019. Social Enterprise Grants Program The aim of the Social Enterprise Grants Program is to provide funding to enable social enterprises to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing and growing their business, and to assist in testing ideas in […]