Business Innovation Support Initiatives
BISI Innovation Grant Scheme - Round 6
Welcome to the online application form for the Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI) Innovation Grant Scheme which offers Business Innovation Grants that support up to 50% of the cost of the proposed project. An innovation grant has a maximum value of $60,000.
Applicants may only apply for one grant at a time. Successful applicants will not be eligible for future grant rounds until the current grant has been fully acquitted.
Applications will open on Monday the 3rd of September 2018 and will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday the 27th of November 2018
Privacy and Commercial Confidentiality
The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation (DTBI) is collecting your personal information such as your name and contact details to assess your eligibility for grant funding and contact you about your application. Details of your proposed project are required in order to be assessed but sensitive technical details need not be disclosed. Your information will be held by DTBI and be managed as ‘commercial-in-confidence’. All external assessors will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Data Security and Ownership
Your intent to apply can be seen by DTBI staff but the application form cannot be viewed until you have submitted it. Information on SmartyGrants data security can be found at http://www.smartygrants.com.au/applicant-privacy-policy.html.
Assessment of this application and any decision to approve funding are matters for the Northern Territory Government in its absolute discretion acting through its Ministers and DTBI.
Territory Not Liable for Claims Arising from Application
The Northern Territory Government will not be liable for any action or claim arising from or in connection with this application and its assessment.
NOTE: Applications for BISI Grants can only be made online via this form. Hard copy applications are not permitted.
IMPORTANT: Please read the information below to assist you in completing your application.
Before You Begin
Please read the BISI Grant Scheme guidelines and be familiar with the Eligibility and Assessment Criteria before completing this application form.
Please note you must be the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director or Director of the business/company or have been authorised by one of these people to complete this application.
You may begin anywhere in this application form and complete Parts in any order. Please ensure you save your application as you go.
Navigating (moving through) The Application Form
On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.
You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.
Saving Your Draft Application
If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the My Submissions link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.
You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the Review and Submit button at the bottom of the application navigation panel to access the Download PDF button.
Attachments and Support Documents
You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. You can include third party endorsements if you wish. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a zip drive, or similar.
You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.
If additional information is required to supplement your application, you will be contacted after you have applied.
Submitting Your Application
You will find a ‘Review and Submit’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.
Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.
Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.
When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.
If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted. If you cannot resolve this problem yourself, contact DTBI via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your application number.
Completing an Application in a Group/Team
A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.
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