The $1.5 million AIS Competitive Innovation Fund encourages innovation in high performance sport, including a greater commitment to investment in coaching-related activities, sport-specific projects and technology initiatives.
Innovation is the application of new solutions that meet new requirements or existing needs. Innovation differs from improvement — innovation does something differently while improvement does the same thing better.
The Competitive Innovation Fund aims to transform existing knowledge and/or expertise into new and applied outcomes that support Australia’s Winning Edge targets.
Funding will support competitive bids from foundation, prospective and emerging national sporting organisations (NSOs). All NSOs are encouraged to collaborate and partner with the AIS, state institutes and academies of sport, and research and development organisations.
Applications are due by 5pm (AEST) on Monday, 18 August 2014.