The Biotechnology International Partnering Program (BIPP) provides grant assistance for eligible Victorian companies to attend recognised overseas biotechnology conferences and trade events. Participants will need to demonstrate market outcomes achieved as a result of attendance.
BIPP has been developed by the Victorian Government to support the growth and internationalisation of Victorian biotechnology companies.
Nature of Assistance
The grant covers eligible expenses including a contribution towards airfares and accommodation. Where applicable, it also covers the cost of conference entry, non-confidential pitching documents and presentation materials, the exhibition stand and other promotional costs.
|Type of Grant||Definition||Grant Amount (excl. GST)|
|Conference Participant||A person representing an eligible biotechnology company at an international conference held overseas.||Recovery of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $2,500|
|Conference Presenter||A person, representing an eligible biotechnology company, presenting at an international conference held overseas.||Recovery of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $3,000|
|Exhibitor in a shared stand||An eligible biotechnology company that shares an exhibition stand with a co-exhibitor at an international biotechnology trade event held overseas. A co-exhibitor may be a Victorian or multinational company, an industry association, an educational institution or an Australian government agency.||50 percent recovery of eligible expenses,
up to a maximum of $4,000
|Sole Exhibitor||An eligible biotechnology company exhibiting in a non-shared stand at an international biotechnology trade event held overseas.||50 percent recovery of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $8,000|
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