It’s all about you - 5. Incubator Support

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 four key elements:
1. An Introduction
2. Business Management
3. Innovation Connections
4. Accelerating Commercialisation

The Incubator Support initiative will provide funding to incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus.

Funding will be available to support the establishment of new incubators in regions or sectors with high innovation potential, and for existing incubators looking to expand their services.

Funded incubators will deliver a range of activities designed to improve the prospects of commercial success of innovative start-ups, allowing them to realise their economic potential faster than they otherwise would. The initiative will support entrepreneurial activity and contribute to the development of the innovation ecosystem, including in Australia’s regions.

The Incubator Support initiative provides funding through two components to deliver incubator support projects, both of which require matched funding from applicants.

Support for New and Existing Incubators:
  • to help develop new incubators in regions or sectors with high potential for success in international trade, and
  • to boost the effectiveness of high performing incubators, including funding support to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem.
  • Support for Expert-in-Residence:
  • to provide access to top quality research, managerial and technical talent through secondments of national or international expert advisers who will improve their chance of commercial success in international markets.

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