Commercialisation Australia is a merit based, competitive assistance program and only the strongest applications are successful. Before applying for assistance, applicants need to consider:
whether they are likely to be eligible, and
whether they are likely to be competitive against the Program's merit criteria.
Reading the Customer Information Guide prior to making an application can assist intending applicants to examine their application's strength in these areas.
The first step in applying for Commercialisation Australia assistance is to fill out and submit a Commercialisation Australia Stage 1 Application Form.
The Stage 1 Application Form is designed to determine whether a project is suitable to progress to a Stage 2 Application.
The Stage 1 Application Form asks the same fundamental questions to which applicants need to respond in more detail in their Stage 2 application.
The information an applicant provides on this form helps to determine the eligibility and merit of their project proposal and the type of support for which they may consider applying. This will help create a base upon which to prepare high quality responses for the Commercialisation Australia Stage 2 Application Form.
The Stage 1 Application Form is the first opportunity to present a project proposal to Commercialisation Australia. Applicants should ensure that their responses to the eligibility and merit criteria have been carefully considered.
Applicants need to fill out and submit a Commercialisation Australia Stage 1 Application Form to help determine whether a project is suitable for Commercialisation Australia funding. Alternate file formats are provided to ensure the forms are accessible to everyone.
Stage 1 Application Form [Word 259KB]