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International Space Investment India Projects grants now open

International Space Investment India Projects grants now open

The Australian Space Agency is unlocking opportunities for Australian organisations to collaborate with the Indian space sector.

The International Space Investment India Projects (ISI India Projects) grant program is now open for applications.

We will grant $20.69 million in funding over 4 financial years (2022-23 to 2025-26). It will enable Australian businesses and research organisations to conduct joint projects and build closer relationships with the Indian space sector.

It will offer valuable opportunities for collaborative space projects across the mutual priority areas, which are:

  • earth observation
  • position, navigation and timing
  • advanced manufacturing for space
  • artificial intelligence for space-based applications
  • applied space medicine and life sciences
  • space situational awareness and debris mitigation
  • cyber security projects for space missions
  • science and exploration services
  • facilitating space projects in industry resilience, workforce and skills development.

ISI India Projects are delivered by the Australian Space Agency and DISR Grants Delivery & Business Services, building off the concept of a broader 2018 ISI initiative.

Head of the Australian Space Agency Enrico Palermo said the projects will help Australian space organisations build strong and ongoing connections with India.

“Australia and India’s commercial space sectors are at similar levels of development, making us perfect partners,” Mr Palermo said.

“The International Space Investment India Projects opportunity will generate projects that leverage our respective expertise to ultimately strengthen our space sectors, enhance our capabilities and boost jobs and growth across our countries.”

The ISI India Projects grant applications close Tuesday 13 June 2023.

Find out more or apply for ISI India Projects on the website.

ISI India project information events

The Australian Space Agency is holding 2 events for interested stakeholders.

An information webinar on ISI India Projects and how to apply on Tuesday 28 March.

Register for the webinar.

A roundtable session to hear pitches and connect potential partners on Wednesday 12 April.

Register for the round table.

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