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ECP Opportunity Fund: Translation and Impact (EOF – TI)

Creates and captures value from RMIT’s research


The ECP Opportunity Fund: Translation and Impact (EOFTI) creates and captures value from RMIT’s research.

Successful applicants will receive up to $125,000, which can be funded for projects lasting up to 12 months in length.


The purpose of the EOF — TI is to enhance the impact of RMIT research, in alignment with ECP priorities. The scheme is to support measurable and achievable outcomes across the funding period in one or more of the following activities:

  1. Catalysing research translation to create impact sooner and more effectively.
  2. Broadening the reach and scale of impact that would have otherwise been difficult to achieve without this targeted investment.
  3. Strengthening the global competitiveness of nascent research that has high impact potential in well identified target markets.


EOI open – until 15 July 2019

EOI Review Panel – 24 July 2019

Full proposal workshop – 31 July 2019 (mandatory)

Full proposal support – until 2 September 2019 (optional)

Pitch to Panel – w/​c 12 September 2019

Project activation – from 13 September 2019 onward


To submit an Expression of Interest, your project team may include the:

Project Leader: the nominated ECP affiliate responsible for conception, conduct and delivery of the Project.
Project Member: an ECP Affiliate or Collaborator with a clearly defined role in contributing to the outcomes of the project.
 — Collaborating Organisation (CO): industry entities, small medium or large industry bodies, for profit firms, not for profit organisations, Government Departments or Agencies as participants in a Project
 — a project member external to RMIT University (including other institutions) who will contribute substantially to value creation and the achievement of project milestones.

Download the detailed 2019 guidelines here.


To start your application head to the RMIT Researcher Portal here.