Future Industries Accelerator

Future Industries Accelerator

The Future Industries Accelerator can help your business explore product development ideas and technical challenges by connecting you with facilities and expertise.

Funding South Australian industry to access the University of South Australia’s infrastructure and expertise to build a stronger economy by:
  • creating high value jobs in the state
  • assisting local industries to build their research and development capacity
  • accelerate revenue growth.
The Future Industries Accelerator can help businesses explore product development ideas and technical challenges by connecting you with facilities and experts across the university.

The FIA comprises three core activities which provide flexibility and tangible mechanisms to drive transformation of the business through:


Infrastructure Access Scheme

Companies can access equipment, laboratory space, and research infrastructure valued at over $70 million, with advice, training and analysis from dedicated technical staff, at no direct cost.


R&D Voucher Scheme

Funding is available to test product ideas or enhancements to your business. Up to $100,000 of the FIA funding is available per project for a maximum of 12 months. The co-investment required is 2:1 – for every dollar your business contributes, you can access up to two dollars of the FIA funding. For companies with an annual turnover of less than $5M, the co-investment can be in-kind.

Eligible companies must have at least two years of finances and current, or proposed, operations in South Australia, along with demonstrated intention to benefit the State’s economy.


Mobility Grants

Funds are available for staff placements of up to 12 months and up to full time. Companies can send an employee to the University or vice versa. This exchange helps to transfer expertise to resolve challenges, develop training or build the skills necessary for growth. The scheme covers the full salary costs for the participant, including on-costs. There is no default co-investment, but as an industry partner, you must pay for any activities required to fulfil the project aims.

Eligible companies must have at least two years of finances and current, or proposed, operations in South Australia, along with demonstrated intention to benefit the State’s economy.

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