Department of State Development
  • Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund

Guidelines for Stream 2 (Startup and Early Stage Company Incentive) of the RCSF are currently under review. New guidelines are scheduled for release in May 2021, incorporating changes to grant amounts and matched funding requirements. 

Stream 2 remains open to applications under the current guidelines until replaced by the revised version in May.  

If this change may affect your plans to apply to the RCSF, you can contact a Business Development Officer from the Department for Innovation and Skills for more information. Email rcsfcontact@sa.gov.au

For Researchers, Entrepreneurs and Businesses

The Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF) supports researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses to accelerate their progress with funding from the South Australian Government.

Funding streams

The RCSF comprises three competitive funding streams:  

Stream 1: Strategic Research Initiatives 

Supports research initiatives that will create innovative solutions or translate research into industry or commercial outcomes that address economy-wide challenges for South Australia.

Funding from this Stream will be awarded through calls for proposals to address specific initiatives. The details of timing and funding available will be specified with each call.

South Australian CRC Assistance Program

The program’s key objective is to leverage strategic benefits of the Commonwealth CRC Program for South Australia.

Call for Proposals for Stream 1: South Australian CRC Assistance Program closed 15 June 2020.

For more information about the program, email RCSFContact@sa.gov.au.

Stream 2: Startup and Early Stage Company Incentive  

Provides entrepreneurs with funding to start and scale their innovative early-stage business.

Expressions of Interest for Stream 2 are open.

Complete the application form below to apply now.
 

Stream 3: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem Initiatives

Supports programs, events and activities that have broad benefit to the startup community.

Funding from this Stream will be awarded through calls for proposals to address specific initiatives. The details of timing and funding available will be specified with each call.

FIXE Scholarship Program

Funding for South Australian businesses with high growth potential to participate in professional development and training programs of their choice to build their entrepreneurial skills in key areas such as leadership, management, innovation, and resilience.

For more information, visit FIXE Scholarship Program.

Next steps

Read the guidelines to determine your eligibility.

Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund - Guidelines (updated November 2020)
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Research, Commercialisation and Startup Fund - FAQs
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Express your interest

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Want to know more?

Email rcsfcontact@sa.gov.au 
 

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