Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) million dollar challenge closing 30 November 2016

If you think your business can help the government solve public sector challenges, you should consider applying for the Business Research and Innovation Initiative(BRII) million dollar challenge.

What is the aim of BRII?

BRII is an initiative under the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) and offers grants to help SMEs develop innovative solutions to public sector policy and service delivery challenges.

Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to $100,000 to study the feasibility of their innovative idea for up to three months.

Successful feasibility study grantees may be eligible for a further grant of up to $1 million to develop a prototype or proof of concept up to 18 months.

There are five public sector challenges for BRII applicants to solve:

  1. On the spot technology for measuring pyrethroid surface residue, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).
  2. Tracking the effect and value of information products, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC).
  3. Digitally enabled community engagement in policy and programme design, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Department of Social Services.
  4. Improve transparency and reliability of water market information, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).
  5. Sharing of information nationally to ensure child safety, Department of Social Services.

How do I apply?

Simply complete and submit the BRII online application before 30 November.

You can apply for more than one challenge but separate applications are required for each.

For more information see >> Business Research and Innovation Initiative (Source)

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