Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Growth Voucher System (AMIG)Overview
This program aims to support advanced manufacturing enterprises to undertake innovation and growth initiatives. It is designed to encourage Tasmanian advanced manufacturing enterprises to choose a pathway to undertake innovation and growth initiatives thereby improving their competitiveness.
The program provides up to 50% contribution to Tasmanian manufacturers who wish to undertake innovation and growth initiatives, subject to the applicant contributing at least half of the project costs in cash (i.e. not in kind).
Grants between $5,000 ($10,000 project value) and $15,000 ($30,000 project value or more) are available.
A total funding pool of $550,000 is available, allocated as follows:
- 2016-17: $150,000
- 2017-18: $150,000
- 2018-19: $150,000
- 2019-20: $100,000
Applications must be submitted and assessed before the activity takes place. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with the Department of State Growth prior to submitting their application.
Eligible applicants must:
- Have an Australian Business Number and be registered for GST.
- Have annual sales turnover greater than $300,000 and less than $20 million.
- Not be a consultant or intermediary.
- Not be subject to any legal disability, including bankruptcy or liquidation.
- Demonstrate that they operate an advanced manufacturing enterprise, as defined by this program, to the satisfaction of the department.
Eligible expense items per activity include, but are not limited to:
- Quality assurance systems (e.g. ISO 9000, 1401, 1345, HACCP, AusDefCon)
- Designers in industry: Industrial product design, design for manufacturing
- Disruptive technologies: Specialised expertise to assist the implementation and adoption of disruptive technologies
- Engineering and applied research: To identify embedded innovation, redesign, new product development etc.
Activities will only be supported if it can be clearly demonstrated that the activity is directly linked to a specific growth opportunity. Eligible expenditure cannot be retrospective.
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible items/activities.
The main assessment criteria include:
- The specific growth opportunity needs to be clearly identified and substantiated.
- The nature and the quality of the initiative to assist the specific growth opportunity.
- The applicant’s previous experience.
- Applications for collaborative activities are encouraged.
- Demonstration that the enterprise meets the definition of an advanced manufacturing enterprise.
- Research & Development
- Business Support