Grants help Australian innovators go global

A surgical system that could revolutionise hip replacements is one of three cutting-edge products to share in $1.7 million in funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the recipients of the Accelerating Commercialisation grants were developing technology that will deliver widespread benefits to everyday lives and boost the…

Industry Eureka Prize winners hit the mark

A project that has transformed our knowledge of Australian frog populations and a program empowering young Indigenous leaders through science have been honoured at the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the winners of the Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science and the inaugural Eureka Prize…

Protecting Indigenous Knowledge

The Morrison Government is taking steps to ensure Indigenous businesses achieve their economic potential, and to preserve the cultural integrity of Indigenous Knowledge. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today announced the release of the consultation report by IP Australia Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System. Minister Andrews said we…

Connecting local business to global markets

The Morrison Government is helping business access global markets with applications now open for round two of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs Initiative. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the initiative supports industry to develop hubs in local and regional areas, giving local firms access to international markets and…

New phase for innovation and science in Australia

The Morrison Government has today announced a new Board Chair and five Board members for Australia’s peak innovation advisory body.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the appointment of Mr Andrew Stevens as incoming Chair will provide a renewed focus for Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) in 2019. “Mr Stevens brings a wealth of experience to the ISA…

Technology to drive productivity and wage growth

Embracing digital technologies will drive Australia’s productivity growth to boost wages and living standards, according to a report released today by the Office of the Chief Economist. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the findings of Industry Insights 3/2018 — Future Productivity reveal how digital technologies are bringing benefits to the Australian economy through increased productivity. “The…