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Innovation Connect (ICON) Grant

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Application Deadline: 04/08/2022

The Canberra Innovation Network in partnership with the ACT Government has launched Innovation Connect (ICON) Grant to support the thriving startup culture in Canberra and empowers entrepreneurs to develop and grow their innovative ideas.

What is this grant for?

  • Supports innovative, entrepreneurial ideas to a market ready position including market testing.
  • Funds projects that prove the technical or commercial feasibility of a concept.
  • Supports the development of product prototype or functional software.
  • Assists with development and testing of effective marketing approaches, and with legal, IP and patenting advice.


In order to be eligible to apply for funding you must:

  • Have an annual turnover of less than $2 million;
  • Be Canberra based;
  • Have an ABN (you will need this to enter a funding agreement); and
  • Agree to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Canberra Innovation Network.

Application Procedure

  • Applicants must familiarise themselves with the relevant funding rules and grant agreements.
  • Grants can only be made to Canberra based applicants who have a current ABN.
  • See Past Innovation Connect Grant Recipients

Official Website: Innovation Connect (ICON) Grant

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