Made In Queensland: Round 4

Bridge The Gap To Global Business

Receive up to $2.5 million to grow your manufacturing business with help of our expert team.

15 Years
Of Experience

Your Claim

Complete R&D Management

Highest Level Of Compliance

Made In Queensland

Initial Applications Close 20 May 2021 at 5.00pm AEST

The MIQ Program provides grant funding to support Queensland’s small to medium enterprises (SME) in the traditional manufacturing sector to increase manufacturers’ international competitiveness, productivity and innovation via the adoption of new technologies. The MIQ Program is aimed at supporting existing jobs and creating new jobs of the future in Queensland manufacturing businesses and in the state’s supply chains to grow Queensland’s economy.

How Can We Help You?

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible manufacturers can apply for grants between $50 000 and $2.5 million with matched funding to become more international competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies.

  • Process improvement – Lean manufacturing, lean audit, value stream mapping, error and down time reduction etc.). Implementation of digital connectivity enabling measurement, big data analytics, machine integration (sensors, data loggers, software etc.). Site visualisation deployment for improved structure and factory layout
  • Advanced robotics – New and advanced robotics and automation, demonstrating integration with existing or new systems, processes or workflow
  • New technologies – New, advanced manufacturing technologies including equipment. Equipment must be leading-edge and innovative or integral to support the introduction of innovative systems and processes. The equipment must be demonstrated to integrate with existing or new systems (connectivity), processes or workflow
  • Advanced systems – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) installation, implementation and integration. Inventory management systems installation, implementation and integration. Supply/value chain integration management system, installation, implementation and integration
  • Professional advice – Professional advice on optimising/augmenting current resources/equipment or new equipment/technology investment (Planning), including an integration of advanced technologies plan. Professional advice on developing a human resource management plan to support integration to boost commercial outcomes creating sustainable jobs
  • Improvement planning – Networking and digital connectivity implementation plan. Supply/value chain digital data capture and analysis plan. Progressive energy and carbon footprint management, development and implementation plan
  • Waste reduction planning – Innovative water use management, development and implementation plan. Sophisticated material waste, reuse and recycling management, development and implementation plan
    Market expansion planning – Business model innovation. Market research.
  • Differentiation/diversification of existing products/services strategy. Social media, digital media/market/export strategy. Servers to accommodate advanced systems and process connectivity (refer to ineligible costs associated with servers)
  • Associated project costs critical to the success of the proposed MIQ project – Installation of, commissioning of and training on new equipment, robotics and automation systems. Training to support implementation of a new software system or integrated technology.

To be eligible for an Made in Queensland grant, an applicant must:

  • be a Queensland-based business whose principal activity and majority annual turnover is derived from manufacturing, as defined under Division C of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006;
  • be registered for GST and hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be an SME with between five and 200 full-time equivalent employees located in Queensland;
    have a proposed Eligible Project (that meets the requirements set out in Section 2.4 and be able to demonstrate that the applicant is in a position to verify/validate the details, expected effectiveness and outcomes of the proposed Eligible Project if the applicant progresses to Stage 2 (Detailed Application);
    have the financial capacity and standing necessary to conduct the proposed Eligible Project recognising that the grant payments are made in arrears;
  • not have, and must not be an Associated Entity that has, received (or be about to receive) funding under the Made in Queensland Program that in aggregate exceeds, or will exceed $2.5 million;
  • not have made, and must not be an Associated Entity that has made, an application under Round 4 of the Made in Queensland Program that in aggregate exceeds, or will exceed $2.5 million;
  • not be insolvent or have owners or directors that are an undischarged bankrupt; and
  • not be a federal, state or local government entity, statutory authority or special purpose vehicle or notfor-profit organisation.
  • If an application does not meet the Eligibility Criteria, the Department may reject the application and not consider it for any further assessment.

Applicants should note that a detailed due diligence and probity review may be undertaken on the applicant including, but not limited to, the checks and searches below:

  • applicant bona fide checks (status, corporate structure, ownership, directors review etc.);
    background and probity searches (ACCC, Banned &
  • Disqualified, Bankruptcy, Adverse Media, Courts);
    financial capability (historical financials) and viability (funding capacity and sources); and
    business and project risks, and planned mitigations.
  • The outcome of the Department’s due diligence review may impact on the Department’s application of the assessment criteria, that is, if deemed not to satisfy due diligence and financial probity, the application may be deemed ineligible for a grant and the department may elect to not process the application further.

Find out if you're eligible or book a free consultation

What Can We Do For You?

Maximise Your R&D Entitlement

Understanding what projects and which activities can be included in your R&D claim can be difficult and is often overlooked or incorrectly claimed by applicants, with some businesses choosing not to claim at all. We can assist in helping you to understand the eligibility criteria and to also meet the compliance requirements. 

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Undertaking a preliminary assessment of current activities undertaken, to determine the likelihood of securing assistance under various programmes.

Undertake site visits, meeting and learning sessions with you and your key technical and financial team as required to assist in preparing the grant claim.

Assist in creating business plans, feasibiity plans and other important documents to ensure success in a grant submission.

Assist you with the preparation and collation of any technical documentation required. Disseminate and collate any other relevant material necessary to adequately prepare the grant application.

Identify and communicate any potential issues associated with the projects and activity expenses to be included in the grant application, including the appropriateness of any contemporaneous documentation.

Prepare and lodge the grant application for submission with the relevant authority;

Reworking and verifying the financial forecast, cash flows and eligibility of the different types of project costs associated with the proposed project.

Addressing any issues that may arise associated with the consideration of the funding application by the relevant authorities, including attendance at meetings as necessary.

Preparation of initial and ongoing funding claims and associated follow-up to ensure allocated funding is promptly received.

We Work With Clients Across A Range Of Industries

ICT/Software Development

Healthcare Products

Energy Efficient Technology

Fast Moving
Consumer Goods

Mining & Natural Gas

Biotech & Agriculture


Food Sciences

Expanding Business Overseas?

We Can Assist You With Export Grants

EMDG Applications Due 30th November, 2021

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is the Federal Government’s principal programme to assist Australian businesses to export its products, services and know-how overseas.

This entitlement-based program provides up to 50% of eligible expenditure to defray the costs associated with setting up an overseas office and employing an overseas representative, including the cost of overseas office rent and on-costs. The program also reimburses the cost of engaging overseas marketing consultants, attending trade shows and conferences, creation and dissemination of promotional literature and free samples, and IP registration and insurance costs.

Applicants can often find it difficult to understand how to apply the eligibility criteria to their business, in particular when setting up an office or representative overseas, or working within multi-entity group. We can assist in helping you identify eligible expenditure, eligible activities and which entity is entitled to make a EMDG claim.

What Can We Do For You?

How Can We Help?

The Landscape Of Government

Commercialisation & Business Expansion Grants

Funding and assistance programs are available for many types of businesses across all levels of government, however are competitively assessed and are often targeted toward certain industry sectors, locations, demographics, enterprise and SMEs. Often, competitive grant applications are prospective, meaning that the applications must be submitted in advance of undertaking an activity or commencing a project and require matched funding.

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What Can We Do For You?

Business Advisory

Innovation & Commercialisation

We understand innovation commercialisation and can help you with innovation and commercialisation strategy, corporate advisory, private equity, growth capital, structuring, funding management, documentation & compliance.

Defining and implementing the best strategy to achieve this is key. We can assist with innovation and commercialisation strategies, and corporate advisory services to achieve business growth and maximise value.

We help businesses access funding through the stages of commercialisation, from tax incentives to providing corporate structuring strategic advice in order to attract external investment, small scale equity raising and debt funding. We don’t just maximise your grant funding, rather we take an all-encompassing approach to business operations to free up potential working capital.

What Can We Do For You?

What Can We Do For You?

Access Capital To Grow Your Business

Grants & Incentive Programs

We understand what drives you in your business; we have been driving businesses like yours for over 15 years and have clients all over the nation. Whether you are a start-up looking for incubator funding, or a nationally headquartered corporation wanting to determine the most effective structuring plan to commercialise into overseas markets; we share your vision for your business and will meticulously tailor an integrated and innovation solution to help you achieve your goals.

Eligible For An R&D Tax Refund?

What R&D Grants Are Available?

Are you marketing or promoting Australian products or services overseas? Have you incurred expenses for undertaking overseas visits, attending trade shows, engaging marketing consultants, providing free
samples, or costs associated with International IP protection? If so, you may be eligible for a Grant.

The Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)
scheme is the Australian Government’s principal program to support Australian export and is designed to help defray the costs of promoting and marketing Australian products and services overseas.

The program provides reimbursement of
approximately 50% of the eligible expenditure incurred to a maximum of $150,000 per annum. Applicants must be Australian resident entities with a total annual turnover of less than A$50 million and must have spent at least $15,000 in overseas marketing.

It supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside of Australia.

The Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP) is the Federal Governments $484.2 million initiative to support Australian businesses to improve competitiveness and commercialise ideas.

Supports Queensland based start-ups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise innovative products, processes and services to enable them to grow and compete in a global market and create new jobs.Two tiers of funding are available:

Tier 1
Up to $100,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 12 months duration.

Tier 2
Greater than $100,000 and up to $200,000 (excluding GST) for projects of up to 24 months duration.

The Medical Devices Fund aims to provide support to individuals, companies, public and private hospitals, medical research institutes, universities and the medical devices industry, to take local innovation to market.

It also seeks to increase the uptake of NSW medical devices by the health system where they are cost effective and contribute to improved patient outcomes.

Since the first round in 2013, recipients of the NSW Medical Devices Fund have been awarded more than $55 million for 35 technologies. The fund invests in the development and commercialisation of medical devices and related technologies in NSW, with some past recipients later gaining high-profile investors.

Victorian companies can apply for up to $500,000 in funding to invest in their manufacturing operations as part of the Future Industries Manufacturing Program.

Victorian-based companies will be able to use the funding to invest in new manufacturing technologies and processes that will generate sustainable new local jobs, including high-value jobs, improve productivity and international competitiveness and target growth opportunities.

The Manufacturing Program is part of the $200 million Future Industries Fund which is guiding future investment in six key industry sectors with high growth potential and the capacity to create new jobs and investment in Victoria.

The $3 million Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Program (LVEGP) capitalises on the Valley’s extensive renewable energy resource potential, skilled workforce, and proud history of energy and engineering,

The LVEGP makes available $3 million in grants to fund both industry and community-led projects across the Local Government Areas of Latrobe City, Baw Baw, and Wellington.

This new Program will fund implementation ready community and industry projects that increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, management, and storage technologies, and that draw on local skills and services.

It will grow local businesses and capitalise on the Latrobe Valley’s diverse clean energy resources, skilled workforce, and accessible transmission infrastructure connected to the National Energy Market (NEM).

The Innovation Vouchers Program can provide your SME with the financial boost it needs to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance your idea or commercial activity in Western Australia.

The WA Government recognises that SMEs have great ideas, but that taking these ideas and turning them into new and sustainable business opportunities with real commercial outcomes can be difficult.

The program is designed to assist innovators to overcome some of the barriers on the path to commercialisation. It aims to catalyse new relationships between SMEs, research providers and specialist commercialisation support services, or to move tentative collaborations into a productive relationship.

We're Experts In Accessing & Securing R&D Incentives & Grants

Meet Our Team

Our team have been successful in preparing and defending claims across multiple tax jurisdictions and numerous industries. We have extensive experience in energy and resources, mining, engineering and construction, manufacturing, FMCG, ICT and software development, agriculture, biotechnology, and food sciences industries. We have prepared claims for businesses ranging from small proprietary enterprises, through to large, multi-national organisations.

Kevin Nicol

CEO | Executive Director

Eric Nicol

CFO| Executive Director

Matt White

Relationship Manager | Associate Director

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