Minimum Viable Product Grants

Grants for promising NSW based technology start-ups

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Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Grants are designed to support promising technology startups with the funds needed to gather customer feedback and test their underlying business model.

The grants are aimed at startups that are yet to generate revenue to help them engage with a potential business customer, or channel to market, and create innovative solutions that address compelling industry needs or market gaps.

The solution must use an enabling technology, which is a new technology or new use for existing technology that delivers new products, services, or more efficient processes (e.g. mobile, cloud, analytics, sensors, advanced materials).

Funding available

Applications for Minimum Viable Product Grants are now open.

Eligible startups can receive up to 50% of approved project costs (maximum of $25,000).


Start-ups must have an ABN registered in NSW.

Grants are available across all industry sectors, as long as the startup:

  • is primarily focused on the development of technology
  • owns the relevant intellectual property, or the rights to commercialise the technology
  • has a relationship with a potential customer who can give feedback, or a potential distributor willing to on-sell the technology.

The startup must be either:

  • a resident of a co-working space, incubator or accelerator
  • an established business able to provide recent financial statements to Jobs for NSW.

Before you apply

Interested applicants must go through a preliminary assessment process before being invited to apply for this funding.

Read the MVP guidelines and factsheet before you submit a preliminary assessment form.

Apply online for preliminary assessmentHow to apply

We are currently reviewing our Minimum Viable Product grant application criteria. All applications received before 1 July 2017 will not be affected by new criteria. Further information will be available shortly.

To apply for a Minimum Viable Product Grant, you will need to complete the online Preliminary Assessment Form.

Application process

Once you have submitted the Preliminary Assessment Form, one of our advisors will contact you within 10 business days. They will determine if there is appropriate support that you might apply for or provide advice about other opportunities.

If your advisor invites you to apply for a Minimum Viable Product grant, we will send you the application form and assist you with the process.