Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme
The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme
The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity at the firm level. It forms part of the Australian Government’s new industry policy outlined in the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda. This Agenda is a business-focused element of the Australian Government’s broader Economic Action Strategy and brings together and builds upon other economic reforms to make the most of Australia’s strengths and business opportunities.
With a national network of more than 100 experienced private sector Advisers, the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme offers support to businesses through three elements:
- Business Management, providing support for business improvement and growth;
- Research Connections, helping small and medium businesses collaborate with the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential; and
- Accelerating Commercialisation, helping entrepreneurs, researchers, start-ups and businesses address key challenges in the commercialisation pathway of bringing novel products, processes and service to the market.
The Programme uses quality facilitators and advisers, drawn from industry, to ensure businesses get the advice and support they need to improve their competiveness and productivity. The primary focus is on providing access to the best advice and networks to solve their problems rather than focusing on financial assistance.
Practical support for businesses includes: advice from people with relevant private sector experience, co-funded grants to commercialise new products, processes and services, funding to advantage of growth opportunities, and connection and collaboration opportunities.
The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme concluded at NORTH Link on 30th June 2015.
For further information on the Programme, please visit www.business.gov.au or call 13 28 46.
The Enterprise Connect Program will close on 31 December 2014. Enterprise Connect will stop accepting new Business Review applications on 30 June 2014. Clients who have submitted an application for a Business Review, CIP or SCIP service prior to 1 July 2014, will continue to be eligible for funding support to implement recommendations through the Tailored Advisory Service grant (TAS), and all existing contractual arrangements will be met. If you have received an Enterprise Connect Business Review prior to 30 June 2014 and wish to apply for a Tailored Advisory Service grant please visit the program legacy page on www.business.gov.au or call 13 28 46.