International collaboration

Global Connections Fund

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The Global Connections Fund provides initial funding to promote international collaboration between researchers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Global Connections Fund program is funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) and delivered by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

The 2022 round of Bridging Grants will focus on providing up to $50,000 per grant as seed funding capital to enable viable projects that align with the Australian National Manufacturing Priorities to grow in scope and scale, and test commercialisation and proof of concept activities. This is designed to strengthen international researcher-SME collaboration and promote the translation of research knowledge into market ready products and services.      

Applying for GCF grants

To apply please download a copy of the guidelines and follow the link below to ATSE’s submission portal.

Applications close Sunday 19 June 2022 at 5pm AEST.

For enquiries please contact International Affairs Coordinator Remy Szabo remy.szabo@atse.org.au.       


Success Stories

Podcasts featuring previous Global Connections Fund recipients

The TechNOW podcast series explores ground-breaking research and innovation that has been made possible through the Global Connections Fund. In each episode of TechNOW you’ll hear how those collaborations are helping to deliver everyday technology that is shaping the future, from an app that can help heal a broken heart to sensors that monitor power flow through electricity grids in real time and new blood tests that can individually tailor cancer treatment.