Applications open.

Key facts

  • Helps small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses link with research to develop processes to increase productivity.
  • Vouchers of between $10,000 and $50,000 available on competitive basis.
  • Relevant research and development organisations work with businesses to produce project-specific solutions to manufacturing-related issues.


The industry partner must:

  • be a financially viable Australian company with most of its business conducted in South Australia, or have significant business activity aligned with program objectives
  • own the right to use any existing intellectual property necessary to commercialise the project
  • have an annual turnover of less than $200 million
  • have been in operation for longer than 12 months
  • be able to fund the required co-contribution.

The research partner must:

  • be able to provide suitable scientific or technical expertise and resources for research and development (R&D)
  • ideally be located or have facilities in South Australia; however, the services of interstate research providers may also be engaged.

How to apply

To help prepare an application, please refer to the Innovation Voucher Program Guidelines (PDF)

Apply at the IVP application

How you will be assessed

The program supports projects that will:

  • achieve high-value, commercial outcomes
  • assist innovative manufacturers in a demanding global marketplace
  • generate market, supply chain or investment opportunities for South Australia’s manufacturers.

About the program

The Innovation Voucher Program (IVP) supports collaboration between small-to-medium enterprises and research organisations to create new processes and products to increase business productivity and competitiveness.

It encourages and stimulates technological innovation among South Australian businesses.

Vouchers of between $10,000 and $50,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to projects that support productivity or industry diversification of companies, such as through addressing a technical problem, developing a service or product, or accessing new markets.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and usually assessed within six weeks.