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Western Australia Minister for Science and Innovation John Day

Assistance To Attract R&D Funding To WA

Victor P Taffa

  • More support for WA-based entities looking to apply for research funding
  • Assistance available to develop/review proposals and prepare for interviews
  • Innovation Investment Facilitation Program (IIFP) round two now open

Science and Innovation Minister John Day today called for Western Australian-based entities looking to submit local, national and international research and development (R&D) funding bids in 2013 to apply for the second round of IIFP.

Mr. Day said funding for R&D was available from many different sources and attracting it to the State was important for Western Australia’s future.

“A strong foundation of knowledge and expertise is paramount to the continued growth and development of the State’s economy.” Mr. Day said.


“The Liberal-National Government recognises this and is providing practical support for WA entities in the R&D space to put forward a strong case when applying for external funding.”

“Often the only contact entities have with the funding source is through a written application. This means submissions must be perfect. IIFP provides a valuable funding boost to assist this process.” Mr. Day said.

“IIFP is another way the State Government is working to ensure WA remains a globally competitive and attractive place to live and work.”

R&D funding sources include the Federal Government, international organisations and industry. Applications must support significant innovation initiatives that provide benefits to the State.

IIFP funding is available for all stages of an external funding bid including early stage development, review and interview preparation assistance. 

Fact File

  • Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all available funding is committed or until 3 pm, Tuesday May 28, 2013
  • Grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 over one year may be available, dependent on investment attracted to the State

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