Australia-Singapore Go-Green Co-Innovation Program (GGIP) Round 1

Australia-Singapore GGIP Round 1

The Go-Green Co-Innovation Program (GGCIP) fosters collaboration between Australian and Singaporean SMEs to drive projects aimed at decarbonisation and achieving net-zero emissions in either country. It encourages joint ventures between Australian SMEs and Singaporean partners, boosting economic ties, especially in green sectors.

Promoting Eco-Friendly Synergy: The Objectives of GGCIP

The Go-Green Co-Innovation Program (GGCIP) aims to foster collaboration between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Australia and Singapore, as well as Singaporean businesses. Together, they will undertake projects that serve the dual purpose of decarbonizing economic activities and facilitating the transition of either Australia or Singapore to a net-zero emissions environment.

The GGCIP encourages Australian SMEs to initiate or expand their business and commercial activities with Singaporean enterprises. This initiative seeks to stimulate trade and economic activities between Australia and Singapore in the field of environmental goods and services, particularly in green sectors.

The Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will oversee GGCIP grants available to eligible Australian SMEs. Concurrently, Enterprise Singapore will manage grants offered by the Singaporean government for businesses in Singapore collaborating with Australian SMEs.

What are the benefits?

Qualifying enterprises can access funding ranging from $150,000 to $500,000.

Who is eligible for this opportunity?

This opportunity is intended for Australian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Program Overview

This funding opportunity is designed to encourage collaboration between Australian SMEs and Singaporean businesses for the development and commercialisation of products, services, or solutions contributing to the decarbonisation of economic activities or aiding both Singapore and Australia in their transition to net-zero emissions.

These grants are aimed at supporting projects within priority green economic sectors, including but not limited to:

  1. Renewable and green energy

  2. Waste management and circular economy

  3. Sustainable agribusiness and food

  4. Green transportation and logistics

  5. Built environment and infrastructure

  6. Energy-efficient technologies and products

  7. Advanced manufacturing and sustainable materials

  8. Environmental monitoring, analysis, and assessment.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for these grants, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess an Australian Business Number (ABN).

  • Be registered for goods and services tax (GST).

  • Be a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian citizen.

  • Represent a SME, sole trader, company, or other legal entity registered or incorporated under Australian Commonwealth, State, or Territory law.

  • Maintain all necessary insurance coverage.

  • Collaborate with a Singapore-registered business, which must be a distinct and independent entity unaffiliated with any Australian project partners.

Discover further details about your qualifications and the application process here.

Project Requirements

Projects initiated under the GGCIP should meet the following conditions:

  • Be executed in Singapore, or

  • Involve trade and commerce between Singapore and Australia, or

  • Promote trade and commerce between Singapore and Australia, and

  • Be jointly conducted in Singapore and/or Australia alongside a Singaporean business partner.

Don’t miss the opportunity – the first round of applications for this program will be accepted until December 4, 2023.

If you want to learn more about the realm of R&D and innovation or require assistance navigating its complexities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re eager to share our expertise and comprehensive understanding of grants, R&D tax benefits, and other advantageous opportunities.

Was this article helpful?

Stuart Reynolds is the founder of Fullstack Advisory, an award-winning accounting firm for businesses leading the future. He is a 3rd generation accountant who specialises in tech & online companies.

Share this Article

Find out more.

Need accounting

Request a consultation and speak to one of our business accountants & advisors. Get clear next steps for your project.

Connect with us

Ask Us a Question?

Reach out to us about any of the topics in this article.


Speak to our experts

Other ways to get in touch with us.

Your Privacy


We will never share your details with any third-party.

This form collects your name contact number and email address so that we can contact with you and provide a quote for our services. Please check our Privacy policy to see how we protect and manage your submitted data.



Suite 63, 388 George St, Sydney NSW 2000



120 Spencer St Melbourne VIC 3000



310 Edward St Brisbane QLD 4000