Funding Opportunities for Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Information Session

Modern Manufacturing Initiative: Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Join us for an information session and Q&A - co-hosted by FIAL and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources - on funding opportunities for Food and Beverage manufacturing projects under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).


The Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy (MMS). The MMI Translation and Integration streams will help businesses to commercialise and scale up great manufacturing ideas, drive collaboration and identify new opportunities to access domestic and global value chains.

On 29 March 2021, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, former Minister for Industry, Science and Technology launched:

•  The Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority road map which will guide investment

•  Funding opportunities under the MMI Translation and Integration streams for projects that align with the Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority area.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

11:00am AEST (Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne)

Australia - via Zoom

Registrations close Tuesday, 13 April at 5:00pm AEST

Webinar Information

Session duration: 1 hour
A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to the session



Registrations closed

Funding Opportunities - Now Open

The MMI is now open providing co-funding for manufacturing projects across two streams:

•  Manufacturing Translation stream:

o  this stream helps Australian manufacturers translate high quality research and ideas into commercial outcomes and support businesses to scale-up and become more competitive and resilient.

o  Grants are available for $1M-20M

•  Manufacturing Integration stream: this stream helps Australian manufacturers to access domestic and international value chains, propelling their goods and services into new markets and fostering Australia’s reputation as a modern manufacturing leader. Grants are available for $1M-20M

  • Applications for the MMI Translation and Integrations streams close 27 April 2021 at 5:00pm AEST.


Dr Mirjana Prica
Managing Director | FIAL

Dr Mirjana Prica has 20+ years of research and commercial experience in food and agribusiness, including advanced materials and minerals. 


Ms Kristen Palmer

Manager, Road maps, Manufacturing Division | Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Ms Palmer has led the development of the industry-led Food and Beverage road map, including secretariat support for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Taskforce.  

Ms Alison Wiltshire ​
Manager, Partnerships and Engagement, Manufacturing Division | Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Ms Wiltshire is leading the engagement aspects of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative, consulting directly with industries within the six National Manufacturing Priority areas.


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