AI the next frontier to solving national challenges

Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will build new industries and transform existing ones, unlock new jobs, and tackle national issues according to a new report released today by the Morrison Government. The roadmap, developed by CSIRO’s Data61, highlights opportunities for AI to solve some of Australia’s biggest national challenges. Minist... read more »

Boosting support for small and family businesses

The Morrison Government is making it easier for small and family businesses to find the services they need to grow, prosper and create new jobs, with a revamped and more user-focused website. The updated website is a key recommendation of the Small Business Advisory Group’s report Unlocking the potential of Minist... read more »

Connecting local researchers to global markets

The Morrison Government is backing Australian small businesses and researchers to grow and create local jobs, with $1.6 million to connect them with global markets. 20 researchers and 14 small businesses are being supported in Round 4 of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews... read more »

Unlocking ways to help Tasmanian businesses grow

Tasmania’s best and brightest will today explore creative solutions to help local micro-businesses grow and create jobs, as part of the next National Innovation Games. More than 95 per cent of Tasmania’s 40,000 businesses are small businesses, and the majority of these are what we term micro-businesses, which are businesses with annual revenue of ... read more »

Research station to power agriculture into future

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO today opened its new $11.5 million agriculture research station in southern NSW, purpose-built to future proof the agriculture industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said CSIRO’s Boorowa Agricultural Research Station demonstrates the nation’s investment and commitment to inn... read more »

Masterclasses boost future industry skills

Workers in the mining sector will be able to advance their skills in emerging technologies thanks to a new program launched today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Future Skills Masterclass program was vital to the growth of regional communities and their access to jobs.  “Digital automation technologies c... read more »

Earth and marine observing technologies worth $2 trillion by 2030

Earth and marine observation could be worth $2 trillion to Australia and the rest of the Asia-Pacific by 2030, according to a ground-breaking new report from the Federal Government released today. The report shows Earth and marine observing is currently worth $29 billion to Australia and $543 billion to APEC economies. The value to Australia is fo... read more »

Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real wo... read more »

Innovative Gold Coast NDIS provider shares in $5.6 million funding

A Gold Coast business is proving it pays to be kind, after receiving $20,000 in funding to build their workforce and develop their capabilities to effectively operate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Burleigh Heads-based Kynd, who provides an NDIS focused platform and mobile app that partners participants with support workers, w... read more »

Funding to help Tasmanian start-ups become export ready

The Morrison Government is creating new regional opportunities providing $463,100 for the delivery of the Seedlab Tasmania project, an incubator focused on helping start-ups in the food, drink and agri-food/tourism sectors to become export ready.    Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Incubator Support in... read more »
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