Blog 2017-09-01T16:04:13+00:00

“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalise on what comes.”
Zig Ziglar

Top 5 Hurdles When Applying For a Startup Grant

Reason 1: Lack of Track Record An important reason why many applicants fail to gain grants is due to a lack of marketable milestones or past successes. I've spoken to many people who have presented the latest and most innovative ideas. However, the reviewing committees will frequently fund an applicant based on tangible or quantitative metrics, such as an existing prototype, past funding, awards, or demonstrated pilot customers, rather than the concept itself. We found some applicants fall into the trap of simply presenting a great idea, without demonstrating a track record of success. Thus, it's important to have tangible [...]

January, 11th 2018|

Understanding the Corporate Social Responsibility Structure

Not For Profits can benefit greatly from the accountability structure known as the CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility generally means that corporations or organisations have a degree of responsibility for the social and environmental impact and economic consequences of their activities. There are various terms used to describe the initiatives stemming from CSR including "Corporate Accountability" and in some cases the broader term "Sustainability". CSR initiatives follow ethical behaviours that: contribute to sustainable development for the health and the welfare of society take into account the expectations of stakeholders are compliant with standards and applicable law are [...]

August, 17th 2017|

National Health and Medical Research Council

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's leading funding body for medical research. Its aim is to promote the development and maintenance of health standards. The NHMRC brings together the functions of research funding and development of advice, utilising resources from all components of the health system including government, medical practitioners, research institutions, nurses, allied health professionals, community health organisations, and industry researchers. With the big picture of building a healthy Australia through a set of strategic directions for health and medical research, the council: supports the best health and medical research subjects and researchers in Australia [...]

August, 10th 2017|

Cooperative Research Centres

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program is an Australian Federal Government program established in 1990. It is a competitive, merit based grant program that supports and develops an industry-led and outcome-focused collaborative research partnership between industries, researchers and the community. The CRC Program is administered by the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science and was created to enhance Australia’s industrial, commercial, and economic growth. The CRC aims to: enhance productivity and sustainability of competitive Australian industries encourage small and medium enterprise to participate in collaborative research conduct excellent research to solve problems within the Australian industry through partnerships and collaborations [...]

August, 3rd 2017|