FUNDING TO GIVE AUSSIE START-UPS GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

The Morrison Government is helping new businesses set their sights on global expansion with $350,000 in funding to a start-up generator. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Antler Australia selects individuals from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills to find technology solutions and build businesses to enter global markets. “By funding…

DRIVING AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION THROUGH NEW GRANTS

The Morrison Government is investing further in the future of the Australian automotive industry with $4.5 million in grant funding for innovative new projects. Applications for the second round of the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants (AILAG) program open today. Grants will support businesses across Australia to undertake automotive product design, development and testing at…

SCALING UP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROCKET TECHNOLOGY

A Gold Coast company that has already caught the attention of NASA has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies, which specialises in rocket technologies, highlighted the exciting developments underway in Australia’s space sector.…

MORRISON GOVERNMENT BETTER TARGETING THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVE

The Morrison Government has today reintroduced legislation to better target the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) and to ensure its ongoing sustainability. We are committed to backing R&D investment and the economic opportunities and jobs it generates. At the same time we need to make sure that taxpayers’ money is well targeted by encouraging…

SPACE AGENCY LINKS UP WITH GLOBAL SATELLITE COMPANY

The Australian Space Agency has signed an agreement with space and defence giant, Thales, further strengthening Australia’s international space connections to create new local jobs. Thales is a French company operating and investing in the Australian space and defence sectors, delivering satellite-based systems. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said this Statement of…

MAKING AUSTRALIA AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN MEDICINAL CANNABIS

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and create jobs, with the potential to grow…

NEW APPOINTMENT FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP

Former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood AM has been appointed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) – Australia’s foremost science advisory body. Professor Wood is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation. Announcing her four-year appointment today, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY SECURES DEFENCE SATELLITE CONTRACT

A small South Australian space technology company has beaten international competition to win a $2.5m Defence contract. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated Inovor Technologies on winning the contract to deliver a satellite bus that will be used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission. “The Buccaneer program…