Engineering and Innovation - The Grants and Incentives Landscape


Innovation, disruption, technology, research & development, are words that come up frequently when discussing the future of engineering, but what government assistance is there to support companies looking to lead the way in innovation, or to take that next leap of faith and start to commercialise a great new product or idea?

In Australia, there are approximately 4,000 funding opportunities available from Local, State and Federal Governments in the form of grants, incentives, concessional loans and tax offsets. Understanding what is available and how these government assistance programs can help companies make informed commercial decisions on capital expenditure and investment.

This presentation is designed to give an overview of the Government Grants and Incentives landscape to engineers and managers in both small and large organisations, and to assist in their understanding of what is available, the eligibility criteria, and the potential benefits that can be realised.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 22 Nov 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/NSW
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  • 8 Thomas Street
  • Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Australia 2067
  • Building: Engineers Australia
  • Room Number: Harricks Auditorium

  • Co-sponsored by Engineers Australia and The IET


Stuart Smith


Stuart Smith is a Senior Manager at EY, and has worked at EY in their Grants and Incentives group for the last 5 years. Stuart is a Chartered Professional Engineer, having previously worked as a materials handling design engineer in the mining and mineral processing industry for 13 years at Watkins Godwin, WorleyParsons and Aurecon. He has worked on a variety of projects around the world, from Siberia, New Zealand and the Philippines, to more local projects in Newcastle and Central Queensland mines.

Mitchell Parker


Mitchell Parker is a Senior Manager in EY's Grants and Incentives team, having joined in 2010.  Prior to joining EY Mitchell was a Project Manager / Biochemist for 8 years, focusing on bringing new technologies to commercialisation. Mitchell is a co-inventor of 6 international patents that protect the processes. Mitchell has applied his strong industry background to assist companies from a range of industries, including Agribusiness, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Food Science.