- Supports the development of sensors, lasers, optical fibres and other photonic devices.
- Provides funding for prototypes, photonic device testing and the adoption of light-based technologies by business.
- Delivered through the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS).
To be eligible, an applicant must:
- be a solvent firm or commercial enterprise with a current or proposed connection in South Australia
- have ownership or the beneficial use of intellectual property necessary to commercialise the project
- be able to demonstrate that they can provide the required co-funding contribution (i.e., $15,000 cash plus in-kind)
- have a problem that could be solved using IPAS expertise
- explain how customers would use the outcomes.
How to apply
To register your interest complete the application form
How you will be assessed
Successful proposals will:
- be innovative
- be technically viable
- be able to be completed within a 12-month timeframe with IPAS assistance
- have a solid commercial value proposition
- have a regulatory compliance plan (if required)
- provide economic benefits to South Australia.
- About the program
The Photonics Catalyst Program (PCP) provides South Australian manufacturers commercial and technical feasibility assessments of their projects and up to $45,000 worth of research and development services.
Funding supports projects such as prototype development, photonic device testing and the adoption of light-based technologies.
The PCP is delivered through the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), a global hub of industry-linked photonics research.
IPAS and the broader photonics base in South Australia is driving the development of technologies in defence, medicine, agriculture and food, mining, construction and forestry.