Giving new technologies a chance

PATHFINDER can fund up to $100,000 per project

PATHFINDER is a proof-of-concept fund for developing technologies created at UWA

PATHFINDER can fund up to $100,000 per project and can be used to:

  • Develop a prototype
  • Carry out field trials
  • Conduct market research
  • Fund external testing

Funding can be applied for in two discrete stages:

  1. Stage 1 - Maximum $25,000 approved by Research Development and Innovation.
  2. Stage 2 - Maximum $75,000 approved by an independent external panel.

You can apply for the two stages separately or together. However, the successful completion of stage 1 and approval by the external panel are required to access stage 2 funds.

PATHFINDER Application form and guidelines

Pathfinder is UWA's early-stage fund to assist with identifying and developing research with commercial potential.

A total of $250,000 a year, to a maximum of $100,000 per project, is available for eligible projects.