Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants – Industry Info Session (7 Sept)

The Agency is holding an industry information session for the recently opened Moon to Mars Supply Chain capability improvement grants on Monday, 7 September 2020,1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ACST.

The Australian Space Agency’s purpose is to grow and transform a globally respected Australian space industry that lifts the broader economy and improves the lives of Australians. The $150 million Moon to Mars (M2M) initiative will support Australian businesses to access national and international space supply chains, create jobs in Australia and support the growth of industries across the economy through the development and application of space technologies. The M2M initiative is an investment in Australia to provide the opportunity for Australian businesses and researchers to join NASA’s inspirational plan to travel to the Moon and on to Mars.

The Moon to Mars initiative consists of three integrated elements over a five year period:

  • Supply Chain program – Targets projects and activities to build capability and support local industry to deliver products and services to national and global space supply chains
  • Demonstrator program – Provides a pathway for Australian industry to develop and launch products that will create new capability, and enable new business ventures, revenue streams or markets. Expected to commence in late 2020.
  • Trailblazer program – The Agency’s inspire piece which will involve a major project supporting NASA’s Moon to Mars activities. Expected to commence in 2022.

Supply Chain capability improvement grants

The $25.7 million Supply Chain capability improvement grants is a five year program with grants of between $250,000 and $1 million available. The aim of the grants is to lift the participation of Australian companies in local and international space supply chains that could support NASA’s Moon to Mars activities. It also encourages the application of space capabilities across other high growth industries such as mining and cyber security.

Following the recent opening of the grants, the Agency is holding an information session to explain the grants program, how to apply, and address questions from the audience.

Attendees should read the grant guidelines and FAQs on Business Grants Hub before registering for the event.

The information session will run for approximately 40 minutes and include an overview of the program followed by audience Q&A. Please note the session will be recorded.

Who should attend?

The space industry and businesses who are interested in applying for a grant under the Supply Chain capability improvement grants.

The information session is intended for the space industry, it is not open to media. Should media be interested in a briefing, contact media@space.gov.au

REGISTER HERE

Moon To Mars Supply Chain Capability Grants Information Session