The establishment of a New Technology Proving capability in IMOS is an exciting development that will provide direct investment in piloting new technologies, methods, and approaches within the program. If successful, pilots will be matured to become part of IMOS on an ongoing basis. Due to uncertainty about funding over many years, IMOS has not been in a position to invest in piloting new technologies for some time. Establishment of a New Technology Proving capability therefore presents a significant, new opportunity for the IMOS community.
Full details can be found on the IMOS website here.
A brief summary of the process is as follows:
Stage one EOIs are to be submitted via an online by no later than Friday 3 May 2019.
- The IMOS Science and Technology Advisory Committee (STAC) will assess the EOIs and make recommendations to the IMOS Office by no later than Friday 14 June 2019.
- Proponents of priority EOIs will then be asked to develop project plans and budgets for approval and funding by no later than Friday 26 July 2019.
- STAC will assess the project plans and budgets during August 2019 and make recommendations to the IMOS Office for approval with a view to having agreements in place for projects to start from 1 October 2019.
- To initiate the process, $1M of IMOS 2018-22 funding for New Technology Proving will be provided to back this first call for EOIs.
- Projects can be proposed for up to two years in length, and up to a maximum value of $333K over the two years (excluding co-investment). The intention of the funding limit is to ensure we have the capacity to support at least three projects from the initial $1M investment.
Enquiries should be directed to the IMOS Director in the first instance – tim.moltmann(at)imos.org.au