The NSW Government established the Bushfire Commercialisation Fund (BCF) under the NSW Bushfire Response R&D Mission to accelerate the development, commercialisation and adoption of bushfire technologies and services in NSW.
The objective of the BCF is to enable businesses to:
- progress bushfire technology along the commercialisation pathway, or
- adapt existing technology for use in bushfire management or operations
The BCF targets innovative devices/systems within Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 – 7 to help them move along the TRL scale and enable them to attract large-scale private investment.
The BCF will provide funding support through a competitive process to individuals, companies, research institutes and universities to take local innovations to market.
The total amount of grant funding available for the first round is $8 million.
Further, the Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer is partnering with the Minderoo Foundation on the BCF. There are strong strategic alignments between the Minderoo’s Flood and Fire Initiative and the NSW Bushfire Response R&D Mission. For consenting applicants, the Minderoo Foundation will assess applications at their discretion and may provide additional or separate funding through associated existing programs and/or collaborations that are aligned to their Fire Shield Mission.
Applications for the 2022 BCF have now closed
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|19 July 2022||Preliminary applications open|
|12 September 2022||Preliminary applications close|
|Shortlisted applicants present to the Expert Panel|
|December 2022||Final applications requested|
|February 2023||Final applications close|
|March 2023||Bushfire Commercialisation Fund Announcement Event|
Please note that dates are subject to change.
If you have questions regarding the BCF, contact us through: