Updated May 22, 2018

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade   GovernmentDonor

http://dfat.gov.au/

About DFAT

The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and economic growth. The department provides foreign, trade and development policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively.
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Funding Opportunities

Sep
30
2017
CLOSED
Apr
04
2018
CLOSED
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$25,039,671
To Date
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125
Funded Innovations
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125
Funded Deals
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90,000
Lives Impacted
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Type
Government
Donor
Where We Work
Australia
Focus Areas
Agriculture
Youth
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Economic Growth and Trade
Education
Energy
Environment
Gender
Health
Housing and Infrastructure
Humanitarian Assistance
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Funding History

WINNER
APR 2018
SkyEye
  1. FOCUS AREASResponse Technologies
  2. INPLEMENTED INVanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
BagoSphere
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation and School-to-Work Transition
  2. INPLEMENTED INPhilippines
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
Gham Power
  1. FOCUS AREASSolar
  2. INPLEMENTED INNepal
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
iGrow
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Nutrition
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndonesia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
Taste of Tonga
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Climate Change and Resilience
  2. INPLEMENTED INTonga
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
Jeeon Bangladesh
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INBangladesh
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
Amartha
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Empowerment
  2. INPLEMENTED INIndonesia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
ATEC
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Energy Efficiency
  2. INPLEMENTED INCambodia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
WINNER
APR 2018
Nora's Plantation Foods
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Nutrition and Economic Empowerment
  2. INPLEMENTED INSamoa
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
Shreenagar Agro Farm
  1. FOCUS AREASLivestock & Agriculture
  2. INPLEMENTED INBhutan and Nepal
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
Sehat Kahani
  1. FOCUS AREASGender Equity and Health Systems
  2. INPLEMENTED INPakistan
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
APR 2018
aQysta Barsha Pump
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Aquaculture and Research
  2. INPLEMENTED INSpain, Nepal, Indonesia and 2 More
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
JAN 2018
Mamma's Laef by Lav Kokonas
  1. FOCUS AREASMenstrual Hygiene
  2. INPLEMENTED INVanuatu
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
JAN 2018
Koe Koe Tech
  1. FOCUS AREASGender, Health, Infectious & Vector Diseases and 4 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INMyanmar
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGFrontier Innovators
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
WINNER
OCT 2017
WINNER
OCT 2017
Flying Labs
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Growth and Trade, Education, Environment and 5 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INPeru, Nepal and Tanzania
  1. $26,950VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGYouth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future
  3. ORGANIZATIONSMIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange
WINNER
AUG 2017
WINNER
MAR 2017
Tupaia
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth, Transport & Supply Chains and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INTimor-Leste
  1. $1,383,433VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Australian Development Accelerator and innovationXchange
WINNER
OCT 2016
EnerGaia: Low cost spirulina closed-tank production system.
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Environment and 24 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INThailand, France, India and 2 More
  1. $381,325VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGThe Blue Economy Challenge
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
WINNER
OCT 2016
Agriprotein
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture
  2. INPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. $343,165VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGThe Blue Economy Challenge
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
WINNER
OCT 2016
The Recycler Limited
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  2. INPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. $152,518VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGThe Blue Economy Challenge
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
WINNER
OCT 2016
The Oasis Aquaponics System
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture
  2. INPLEMENTED INEl Salvador
  1. $57,194VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGThe Blue Economy Challenge
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
WINNER
OCT 2016
WINNER
OCT 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
MAY 2016
BIMA Leapfrog
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Growth and Trade
  2. INPLEMENTED INFiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea and 3 More
  1. $519,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGThe Pacific Humanitarian Challenge
  3. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Pacific Humanitarian Challenge
WINNER
MAY 2016
WINNER
AUG 2015
WINNER
JUL 2015
OpenEMIS
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation and Testing & Assessment
  2. INPLEMENTED INSingapore, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Malaysia and 4 More
  1. $100,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGTracking & Tracing Books
  3. ORGANIZATIONSWorld Vision, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
WINNER
SEP 2012
Ghana Reads
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Literacy, Teacher Development and Training and 2 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INGhana
  1. $299,900VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGAll Children Reading (Round 1)
  3. ORGANIZATIONSWorld Vision, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
WINNER
SEP 2012
Worldreader E-Books
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Methods & Learning, Digital Development and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INUganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and 3 More
  1. $300,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGAll Children Reading (Round 1)
  3. ORGANIZATIONSWorld Vision, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
WINNER
AUG 2011
WINNER
UNKNOWN DATE
Biofortification
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Research, Public-Private Partnerships and 1 More
  2. INPLEMENTED INZambia, Uganda, Rwanda and 10 More
  1. $462,000VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGLAUNCH Food
  3. ORGANIZATIONSNASA, U.S. Department of State, Nike, SecondMuse, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of LAUNCH
WINNER
UNKNOWN DATE
The Rumie Initiative
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Youth and Digital Inclusion & Connectivity
  2. INPLEMENTED INJordan
  1. $26,950VERIFIED
  2. FUNDINGYouth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future
  3. ORGANIZATIONSMIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange
WINNER
UNKNOWN DATE
WINNER
UNKNOWN DATE
Matenek
  1. FOCUS AREASCurriculum, Teacher Development and Training and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INTimor-Leste
  1. $646,800VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Australian Development Accelerator and innovationXchange
WINNER
UNKNOWN DATE
Accelerating Sign Language in Cambodia
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation, Disability and Technology
  2. INPLEMENTED INCambodia
  1. $415,800VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Australian Development Accelerator and innovationXchange
SEE ALL 125

Connected Innovations

finalist
Jan 2018
Bula Coffee
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Economic Growth and Trade
  2. IMPLEMENTED INFiji
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
EcoEnergy
  1. FOCUS AREASSolar
  2. IMPLEMENTED INPakistan
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Evoware
  1. FOCUS AREASProcessing & Production
  2. IMPLEMENTED INIndonesia and Bhutan
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Friends 'n' Stuff
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Empowerment
  2. IMPLEMENTED INCambodia, Thailand and Laos
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Genashtim
  1. FOCUS AREASEducation and Social Development
  2. IMPLEMENTED INCambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Pakistan
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
JAVARA
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Economic Growth and Trade
  2. IMPLEMENTED INIndonesia
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
MyCash Online
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Empowerment
  2. IMPLEMENTED INPhilippines, Nepal, Laos, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar and Bangladesh
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Net-Works
  1. FOCUS AREASWaste Management and Economic Empowerment
  2. IMPLEMENTED INIndonesia and Philippines
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
R&D Innovative Solution
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
  2. IMPLEMENTED INNepal
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Regenesys BPO
  1. FOCUS AREASHuman Trafficking
  2. IMPLEMENTED INPhilippines
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Backstreet Academy
  1. FOCUS AREASEntrepreneurship
  2. IMPLEMENTED INPhilippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and Cambodia
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Artisan Culture
  1. FOCUS AREASEconomic Empowerment
  2. IMPLEMENTED INPapua New Guinea
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Rynan Technologies
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Climate Change and Resilience
  2. IMPLEMENTED INVietnam
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
ClickMedix
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth
  2. IMPLEMENTED INGhana, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile, Uganda, India, Bangladesh, Taiwan and China
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Varivao
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture and Economic Empowerment
  2. IMPLEMENTED INNauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Solomon Islands
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
mClinica
  1. FOCUS AREASHealth Systems
  2. IMPLEMENTED INIndonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
  1. VERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
finalist
Jan 2018
Loowatt Waterless Flush Toilets
  1. FOCUS AREASEntrepreneurship
  2. IMPLEMENTED INUnited Kingdom and Madagascar
  1. FUNDINGFrontier InnovatorsVERIFIED
  2. ORGANIZATIONAustralian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of innovationXchange and Frontier Innovators
recognition
Jan 2018
Evaptainers
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Energy, Housing and Infrastructure and 4 More
  2. IMPLEMENTED INMorocco
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Featured Innovator” by NASA, U.S. Department of State, Nike, SecondMuse, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and U.S. Agency for International Development as part of LAUNCH
recognition
Nov 2017
recognition
Nov 2017
recognition
Oct 2016
Indian Ocean Trepang
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
EnerGaia: Low cost spirulina closed-tank production system.
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Environment and 24 More
  2. IMPLEMENTED INThailand, France, India, Singapore and Bangladesh
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
Marine Permaculture Arrays
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
Agriprotein
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture
  2. IMPLEMENTED INSouth Africa
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
Microalgae oral vaccines for fish
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
SEA PoWer
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
Novacq TM
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
HealthyShrimp salinity sensor
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
The Oasis Aquaponics System
  1. FOCUS AREASAgriculture
  2. IMPLEMENTED INEl Salvador
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
recognition
Oct 2016
The Recycler Limited
  1. FOCUS AREASAquaculture
  2. IMPLEMENTED INTanzania
  1. Recognition
  2. Was recognized as “Aquacelerator Fellow” by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as part of Aquacelerator, Blue Economy Challenge and innovationXchange
finalist
Aug 2011
finalist
Aug 2011