Subsidies

Eligible companies can apply for subsidies to fund their microscopy. We are happy to discuss how we can help.

MedTech & Pharma: Technical Vouchers

SMEs: pay only 25% of the microscopy costs.
Large companies: pay only 50% of the microscopy costs. 

Apply online anytime and we’ll fast track the approval process.

Voucher / Subsidy
Example You Pay Benefit
SME Instrument hours worth $10,000 $2500 75% off
Larger Company Instrument hours worth $10,000 $5000 50% off
Travel Eligible travel expenses 50% 50% off

These subsidies are supported by Microscopy Australia and MTPConnect.

Other industry subsidies

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Program

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Linkage Projects is a grant program run by the ARC. It aims to create long-term research alliances between researchers in academia and industry to solve scientific and technological problems for the economic, social and/or cultural benefit of Australia. The ARC accepts Linkage Projectsprogram applications from eligible higher education institutions, and then allocates funding on a competitive basis; funding levels range from AUD$50,000 up to AUD$300,000 per annum (p.a.) for up to 5 years. Where an

extremely high level of commitment is made by the industry partner, the ARC may consider funding levels of up to AUD$2,000,000 p.a.  For more information download our Advice to Applicants for ARC and NHMRC Grants PDF.

Other subsidies

If your industry or project is not eligible for the MedTech Voucher or a Linkage Program, you can check the relevant Government websites to see if there’s a suitable subsidy:  https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/search

While we only advise on the government grants listed above, we’re always happy to help you. Contact one of our Industry team.