What is the REDI initiative?

This initiative was previously called Industry Researcher Exchange and Training. It will invest $32 million over 4 years to provide researchers with:

  • industry placements
  • mentoring
  • exchange programs
  • exposure to entrepreneurialism
  • skills in research translation and commercialisation
  • a diverse range of experiences beyond the research lab

The Australian Government will fund a service provider to run this program.

Why is the REDI initiative important?

This initiative aims to strengthen Australia’s ability to turn research ideas into realities by:

  • developing partnerships between the research world and industry
  • providing researchers with a wide range of experiences and exposure to the business world, broadening their working experience
  • helping researchers understand how to commercialise their research (develop ideas into real products that can benefit Australia)

What are the goals of the REDI initiative?

This initiative will foster partnerships between industry, universities, registered training organisations and governments, and strengthen Australia’s success in research translation and commercialisation.

How will we meet these goals?

See the initiative snapshot for details of how we plan to meet these goals.

MRFF snapshot – Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI)

This snapshot shows this initiative at a glance. It includes budgets, early funding priorities and grant timelines, as at November 2019. Researchers and other stakeholders can use it to plan for upcoming opportunities and see how the initiative will be established, expanded and embedded over time.

Who works with us on the REDI initiative?

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds the Mission.

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF initiatives.

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources administers this initiative.

MTPConnect delivers the REDI initiative.

Apply for funding

We list grants on GrantConnect when they open. If you want GrantConnect to notify you about future MRFF grants:

  • register with them
  • enter ‘MRFF’ in the keyword section of your GrantConnect profile


Upcoming grants

There are no upcoming grants at this time.

Open grant rounds

No grant rounds are currently open.

Grants being assessed

No grants are currently being assessed.

Grants awarded

We have awarded or announced the following grant under this initiative, as at 25 March 21.

Funded Institution Project Name Chief Investigator/s Total Funding


The MTPConnect REDI Program

Doctor Daniel Grant




Related information

See a list of all MRFF grant recipients.


For more information, contact us. 

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) contact

Contact for more information about the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), or to provide feedback on the MRFF website.

General enquiries:
MRFF [at] health.gov.au
MRFF website or newsletter feedback:
HMRO [at] health.gov.au

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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Contact the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Medical Research Future Fund enquiries
MRFF [at] industry.gov.au

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MTPConnect contact

MTPConnect is administering the REDI, the Biomedical Translation Bridge and the BioMedTech Horizons initiatives. Contact MTPConnect during business hours for information about these initiatives (funded by the Medical Research Future Fund).

info [at] mtpconnect.org.au
Postal addresses: 
Ground Floor, Suite 2
155 Cremorne Street
Cremorne VIC 3121

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Last updated: 
1 April 2021