It’s all about you - Innovation Connections

The Entrepreneurs’ Programme (EP) is a Commonwealth Government flagship initiative focused on raising the competitiveness and productivity of eligible companies at an individual level.

The programme forms a part of the Australian Government’s Economic Action Strategy and will deploy over 100 experienced Advisers and Facilitators, offering support to businesses through three key elements:

1. Business Management
2. Innovation Connections
3. Accelerating Commercialisation

Innovation Connections is a facilitation service to encourage and assist small and medium businesses to access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation. Access to the latest technologies and cutting-edge research and knowledge is critical to help Australian businesses innovate and remain competitive. However, finding the unbiased advice, research and knowledge specific to your business can be challenging.

Innovation Connections offers:
* Support from experienced Innovation Facilitators to help you assess your technical, research or knowledge requirements. These Innovation Facilitators will provide you with unbiased recommendations to help you develop new ideas with commercial potential.
* Introductions to researchers, technology or knowledge providers to work with you on collaborative projects.
* Matched grants of up to $50,000 to engage a research organisation to undertake research projects in collaboration with your business.
* Introductions to researchers, technology or knowledge providers to work with you on collaborative projects.

Every business has different needs. To find out what the Entrepreneurs’ Programme can do for you, phone 13 28 46 or visit www.business.gov.au or contact Greg Chalker 03 9800 3666 gchalker@amtil.com.au