10 top government grants for start-ups – Page 2 of 10 – StartupSmart

2. Clean Technology Innovation Program


Website: http://www.ausindustry.gov.au/programs/CleanTechnology/CleanTechnologyInnovation




The Federal Government conjured a flurry of clean tech programs this time last year as part of its carbon pricing package.


Now that the carbon tax is up and running, it’s well worth looking through the package for a helping hand, if you’re in the green business space.


Perhaps most relevant to start-ups is the $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program, which aims to support the kinds of nascent clean tech projects that Australia has frustratingly lost to other markets – most notably China – in recent years.


Grants, on matched funding basis, are available, ranging from $50,000 to $5 million. The eligibility is fairly wide – wind, solar and wave technologies are obvious candidates, but the grant also covers waste management and energy efficiency.

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