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BISI Voucher Scheme

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 13 October 2019 (ACST).

The BISI Voucher Scheme is closing soon. From 11:59pm on Sunday 13 October no further applications will be accepted. The Business Innovation team are working towards launching a new program in October 2019. For further information, please contact

Business Innovation Support Initiatives

BISI Innovation Voucher Scheme

Welcome to the online application form for the Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI) Innovation Voucher Scheme which offers Business Innovation Vouchers that support up to 60% of the cost of the proposed project. Any one voucher has a maximum value of $25,000.

Applicants may partner to combine vouchers on a project with a single supplier. 
Applicants may enter into agreements with more than one supplier for one project.
Applicants are not excluded from seeking sequential vouchers for a complex project.

Applications are now open until further notice.

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

Funding Discretionary
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 vouchers 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 Voucher 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.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact DTBI on telephone +61 08 8999 6643 during business hours or email and quote your application number.

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 on telephone +61 08 8999 6643 during business hours or email 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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