Strengthening Australia’s Tech Future

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will host two technology industry roundtables over the next week to boost collaboration and tackle the global challenges and opportunities facing the sector.  Minister Andrews said strengthening the technology sector is key to Australia’s economic growth and securing jobs for the future.   “From new start-ups to large…

Working together to grow manufacturing

The Morrison Government is continuing to back in Australian manufacturing, with a roundtable looking at further ways to grow the economy and create jobs.  Leaders from peak industry associations, large companies, research organisations and universities today joined with Government representatives in Canberra. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the roundtable demonstrated the…

Supporting Collaborative Research with India

Cutting-edge research on drought tolerant chickpeas is among the projects receiving Government funding through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF). $500,000 has been awarded to a joint project between the University of Western Australia and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics to enhance the drought tolerance of chickpeas. Australia is one of…

Innovation Powering Service Delivery Excellence

Two projects designed to help domestic violence victims to flee are among 15 innovative small business ideas to share in funding from the Morrison Government. The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) grants totaling $1.4 million will support the early-stage development of solutions by small businesses to five key government policy and service delivery challenges.…

Funding for a stronger economy

The Morrison Government is backing the manufacturing, cyber security and food and ag-tech sectors, with funding for projects which help start-ups get off the ground. Three businesses will share in more than $1 million under the Incubator Support initiative to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

Innovative businesses share in $3.7m grants

A world-first chemical filtration system which protects people from contaminated water, is among ten projects to share in $3.7 million in funding from the Morrison Government.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Accelerating Commercialisation grants will fast track the development and commercialisation of innovative products with strong local and export market…

Space Agency and WA reach new heights

Western Australia will play a key role in the Australian Space Agency’s efforts to triple the size of the nation’s space industry, with a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today signed between Federal Science Minister Karen Andrews and WA Science Minister Dave Kelly.   The MoU secures a $6 million investment from the Morrison Government in Western Australia’s space capabilities,…