Manufacturing Modernisation Fund - Round 2

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund - Round 2

Eligible Moreton Bay Region businesses are encouraged to apply for the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund - Round 2, which is now open.

The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund is an initiative of the Australian Government's $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy.

Delivered by AusIndustry, the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund is helping businesses in the manufacturing sector to modernise by stimulating investment into new technologies and processes through co-funding capital investments.

Eligible projects:

Under Round 2, eligible projects must align with one or more of Australia's six National Manufacturing Priorities , identified within the Modern Manufacturing Strategy as target areas where Australian manufacturing can achieve scale and generate future growth.:

  • Resources technology & critical minerals processing
  • Food & beverage
  • Medical products
  • Recycling & clean energy
  • Defence
  • Space

The Modern Manufacturing Strategy aims to assist Australian manufacturers to scale-up, improve their competitiveness and create jobs for now and into the future. Further information about the Modern Manufacturing Strategy can be found at

Information Webinar

AusIndustry is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of Round 2 of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, including eligibility requirements and key points from the assessment criteria. They will also provide come general tips for presenting a strong application.

Date: Wednesday 16 December 2020

Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm (AEST)


Manufacturing Modernisation Fund - Overview

Round 2 will run over 3 years (2020-21 to 2022-23) and supports transformative investments in technologies and processes including:

  • buying, constructing, installing or commissioning of manufacturing plant and equipment
  • integrating production-related software that is directly related to your capital investment
  • relevant training and skills development to assist you to integrate the new technology into your business, including upskilling and accreditation in advanced processes
  • process design and engineering directly related to your capital investment
  • fit-out, alteration and/or extensions to building directly related to your capital investment

Learn more here

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