The Future Industries Accelerator (FIA) drives our approach to partnering and economic transformation. It provides an innovative model for effective and sustainable collaboration between universities and industry.
FIA is a $7.5 million investment from the South Australian State Government, which focuses on creating high-value jobs in South Australia and assists local industries to build their R&D capacity and accelerate growth.
You don’t need to have worked with the University before to consider engaging. FIA provides the mechanism to develop a new collaboration, or strengthen an existing partnership, with FII (across multidisciplinary areas including biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine, energy and advanced manufacturing, environmental science, and minerals and resources), and more broadly with research expertise from across the University.
Explore the opportunities to partner with us and discover how we support companies across South Australia via the Future Industries Accelerator.
– Professor Emily Hilder, Director, Future Industries Institute
– Kyam Maher MLC, Minister, Manufacturing and Innovation
Three core activities provide flexibility and tangible mechanisms to drive the transformation of your business through:
Funding of up to $100,000 for projects up to 12 months duration to address priority industry challenges and/or rapidly develop and test potential product ideas or enhancements.
Companies can access equipment, laboratory space, and research infrastructure valued at over $60 million, with advice, training and analysis from dedicated technical staff, at no direct cost.
Commencing mid-2017, grants will fund placements of up to 12 months for FII researchers to work within a business, or industry representatives to work within FII, facilitating the transfer of expertise, training and skills.
There are benefits for companies, and the University, with South Australia the ultimate winner. The Future Industries Accelerator program:
Find out more about the Future Industries Accelerator.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and generally assessed within six weeks.
Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and all candidates must read the Guidelines before lodging an R&D Voucher Scheme Application Form.