Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants Program

Australian business can receive up to $200,000 in matched funding for eligible project costs through the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program.

Eligible project costs can include design, prototype and testing activities at established commercial and research facilities and Automotive Innovation Labs.

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, announced applications are open for the $7 million Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program—supporting businesses across Australia to undertake automotive product development.

“The Coalition Government is committed to supporting an internationally competitive and globally integrated automotive sector in Australia,” Minister Andrews said.

“The Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program will help businesses improve the time to market for new automotive products, enhance product offerings for local and global markets and expand high-value automotive manufacturing operations in Australia.”

“Automotive Innovation Labs are world-class automotive testing facilities that allow businesses to integrate new automotive products with the latest vehicle models and technologies.”

“This will boost industry capability to manufacture products that comply with both local and international standards.”

For more information about the grants program and how to apply visit

Applications close: 13 December 2018