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Build it Better Grant for SME Manufacturers

The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) and the Victorian Government have teamed up to provide small to medium manufacturing businesses in Victoria with funding of up to $20,000 to undertake redesign/reengineering projects to increase their adoption of additive manufacturing technology.

The Build It Better grant supports Victorian companies wishing to explore additive manufacturing technology. The grant runs for three years, starting from October 2018; a total grant budget of $1.3 million over three years is available for Victorian businesses.

The types of projects that the grant supports are redesign or reengineering of existing components for additive manufacturing, or new product development for additive manufacturing application. The grant will assist businesses to explore the potential of additive manufacturing as an ongoing production tool. The grant will subsidise costs of expertise needed for businesses to realise the benefits of additive manufacturing. This may include, but is not limited to services such as:

  • Design expertise
  • Engineering support
  • Business case development
  • Materials selection and prototyping support

Applicants will need to ensure they detail the extent of their business operations in Victoria. Note that successful applicants must conduct the proposed activities in Victoria in
partnership with a Registered Service Provider.

Who can apply

At a minimum, you must:

  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Operate in Victoria
  • Have no more than 200 full time staff, and have less than $10 million turnover
  • Be able to contribute at least half of the project cost in cash

Deadline to apply

Applications can be made any time to