Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI)

The Business Innovation Support Initiatives (BISI) program helps Northern Territory (NT) businesses undertake research and development which could lead to new products, processes or services.

Projects are supported in the areas of science, engineering, technology and design.

You can get support for projects including any of the following:

  • conducting knowledge searches - scientific, technical, and intellectual property
  • developing experimental plans with researchers
  • research and development activities and trials
  • feasibility studies
  • building prototypes
  • obtaining patents
  • accessing specialist research facilities.

What you can get

Innovation voucher scheme

This program is open year round, and provides up to 60% support for eligible projects. Each voucher is worth up to $25,000 (exclusive of GST).

For more information read the BISI Voucher Scheme guidelines.

BISI Voucher Scheme guidelines   (251.1 kb)
BISI Voucher Scheme guidelines (78.2 kb)

Apply online at the Smartygrants website.


Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
Business and Innovation NT
Phone: (08) 8999 6643

Last updated: 08 March 2019


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