Australian Embassy

Media release - 11/03/2019

Funding Opportunity: Innovation Partnership Grants


Hanoi - The first round of the Innovation Partnership Grants, part of the Aus4Innovation program, was launched today. These grants will provide targeted financial support to help scale already tested activities that address emerging challenges or opportunities in any sector of Vietnam’s innovation system.

Grants of between AUD 100,000 and AUD 1,000,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to existing partnerships between Australian and Vietnamese institutions for activities that can demonstrate a clear pathway for scale or sustainability in Vietnam.

 “The Innovation Partnership Grants are an excellent opportunity to further enhance on-going partnerships between Australian and Vietnamese organizations, helping them to scale innovative ideas, deepen collaborative linkages, and strengthen the Vietnamese innovation system.” - said H.E. Mr Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam.

“The launch of this Grant program is another step to bolster the dynamic and substantial innovation partnership between Australia and Vietnam, which was established to create new and lasting connections in science, technology, and innovation between the two countries.”   

Eligible applicants are welcome to read the Grant Guideline, and send their Expression of Interest here.

Grantees will have up to 12 months to implement their proposed activities.

The Innovation Partnership Grant is an important part of the AUD 10 million, four year (2018-2022) flagship Aus4Innovation program to help strengthen the Vietnamese innovation system and prepare for Vietnam’s economic and digital future. It is co-funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and InnovationXchange (IXC), managed by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), and in strategic collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam (MoST). Learn more about this program here.


For further information, please contact:

Ms Nguyen Thi Hoang Ha; E-mail: [email protected]; Tel: +84 4 3774 0128