To be eligible, a business must:

  • be an ABN registered in NSW and be based in NSW
  • have fewer than 200 employees
  • have operated for at least 12 months, based on date of ABN registration
  • have at least $150,000 in sales revenue or operating expenditure within the last 12 months or previous financial year
  • have ownership that is at least 75 per cent Australian and is not more than 50 per cent owned by another business
  • propose a technology-based product or service that addresses the impacts of COVID-19
  • demonstrate capability and capacity to complete the TechVoucher project within 12 months
  • be engaged with an eligible PFRO for R&D collaboration and have obtained a quote from the PFRO for the R&D project
  • provide evidence of your ability to co-invest at least 50 per cent of eligible project budget.

If the business does not have a committed PFRO, it can contact the Global NSW Concierge service for suggestions of PFROs with relevant expertise and contact points.

Ineligible business structures are:

  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • an unincorporated association
  • a trust
  • a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government body (including government business enterprises).

Businesses that have been granted a TechVoucher in the past are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 TechVoucher program. Only one TechVoucher per business will be granted.