Applications now open!

Are you a Queensland-based biomedical business wanting to attract new national and international clients?

Applications are now open for the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program.

Queensland-based biomedical businesses are invited to apply for support, to attract a national or international client to develop its biomedical product in Queensland.

Under the program, we're offering Queensland-based biomedical businesses up to 50% of the fees they would charge to the national or international client to develop its biomedical product or service in Queensland, up to a cap of $250,000 (excluding GST).

The national or international client will need to meet the other 50% of the costs.

Biomedical services eligible for funding include:

  • design development and validation services
  • prototype building and testing
  • contract development and/or manufacturing services
  • contract research, specialist advice or professional services
  • commercialisation advice and services
  • the cost of small items of plant and equipment.

The Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program is designed to support new projects and collaborations between Queensland's biomedical companies and national and international clients, leading to additional deals and expansion into or relocation to the state.

Applications close 12 pm Thursday 21 June 2018. Apply now.

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What you need to know to apply for the program

How do you apply to the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program?

What is the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program?

Why did the government introduce this program to support the biomedical industry?

What does the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program aim to achieve?

Where can I find more information about the Queensland Biomedical Road Map?

What activity can funding support from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program be used for?

Can the proposed biomedical service be basic research activities?

How advanced should the biomedical product be?

Does pre-clinical work qualify?

Do clinical trials qualify?

What are the size of the grants under the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program?

How much matching funding commitment is required?

What costs can the matching cash funding be used for?

Does the matching cash funding contribution need to be available up front?

Who is eligible to apply?

What does it mean to be Queensland-based?

What does it mean to be a Queensland-registered company or business?

Does an applicant need to provide a quote for services to the proposed national or international client prior to applying?

What can the funding support from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program be used for?

What services are eligible to be included in an application for Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program funding support?

What is the definition of a 'biomedical product'?

Can the application relate to services commenced prior to lodging an application to the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program?

What weighting is placed on each assessment criteria?

How will funding support from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program be paid?

How many projects are likely to be funded?

How do you apply for funding under the Program?

When is the closing date for submitting an application to Round 1 of the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program?

Will extensions for late applications be allowed?

Will there be further rounds?

Can an applicant revise its application after lodgment?

How will the grant be allocated?

When must the services supported by funding from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program commence?

Can funding support from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program be used to purchase equipment?

Can funding support from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program be used to support projects which have already commenced with an applicant? Can the voucher support an existing program of work?

Can funding support from the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program be used to extend a current project which is about to finish?

What timeframes apply to the completion of the projects supported by the voucher Program?

How will funding be allocated? Who will assess the applications?

Can applicants submit more than one application?

Can a public research institute/statutory body (e.g QIMR) be an applicant/supplier?

Can a Queensland university be an applicant/supplier of supported services?

Can an Australian Government agency be an applicant/supplier of supported services eg. CSIRO?

Can a Queensland-based company or business be considered a national client?

Can government departments be an applicant/supplier?

Can a Queensland public hospital be an applicant/supplier of supported services?

Can a Queensland private hospital be an applicant/supplier of supported services?

Can an Australian or overseas university be a national/international client?

Can a company or business based in Queensland, or a company or business with a subsidiary entity in Queensland, be a national/international client?

Will my application be treated as confidential?

What do I need to do if my application to the Queensland Biomedical Voucher Program is successful?

What is a Funding Agreement?