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Infrastructure Access Scheme Overview

The Infrastructure Access Scheme provides an ideal mechanism for successful industry engagement and delivering outcomes for business. The Future Industries Institute (FII) has over $60M of equipment across a wide range of capabilities, serviced by a dedicated technical team. The FIA Infrastructure Access Scheme provides an opportunity for SA industry to benefit from these capabilities and expertise at no direct cost.

Key features of the scheme include:

  • No deadlines, industry can apply at any time
  • No direct cost to industry
  • Simple, quick application process, including consultation
  • Access includes advice, training and analysis from dedicated technical staff
  • We include a FII researcher in every application
  • Provides a pathway to partnership development, including other FIA schemes

How does accessing infrastructure help my business?

Your company can access state of the art equipment, laboratory space, and research infrastructure valued at over $70M. As part of this scheme, you’ll also be provided with expert advice, training and analysis from dedicated technical staff at no direct cost. This combination of expertise and infrastructure has helped many participating companies discover solutions to improve their business through new technologies and research. 

Please contact with the FIA Senior Technical Officer to discuss your needs.

What infrastructure is available?

FII facilities are across four buildings at the Mawson Lakes campus. Each building contains state-of-the-art laboratories and specialised equipment.

The equipment available is extensive but can be classified into 4 key areas:

  • Minerals and resources engineering
  • Energy and advanced manufacturing
  • Environmental science and engineering
  • Biomaterials engineering and nanomedicine

Analytical equipment associated with these areas include:

  • Surface analysis
  • Minerals and materials analysis
  • Molecular and cellular biology
  • Chemical/water analysis

- 47 Infrastructure Access Grants have already been awarded

How do I apply to access infrastructure?

Each enquiry to the Infrastructure Access Scheme is managed on a case-by-case basis in a responsive and timely manner to identify and work through the details of the proposed work, including;

  1. the scope of work being proposed – what specific infrastructure will be required and can UniSA meet this need?
  2. the feasibility of the scope of work being proposed – does UniSA have the necessary capability and capacity to achieve the work in the timeframes being discussed?

Companies need to complete a short application form, and review and accept the Terms and Conditions associated with this Scheme.

Application Documents

FIA Infrastructure Access Scheme Application & Agreement Form
FIA Infrastructure Access Scheme Guidelines

For further information please contact

Dr Euan Smith
Senior Technical Officer - Future Industries Institute
Phone: (08) 8302 5042
Email: euan.smith@unisa.edu.au