RESEARCH TO MAKE CONSTRUCTION CHEAPER & SAFER

Making construction in Australia cheaper, without compromising safety or quality, will be the focus of two new industry led research centres being backed by the Morrison Government. The Building 4.0 CRC will receive $28 million in government support, while the SmartCrete CRC will get $21 million to reduce the cost of concrete and improve productivity.…

INCREASING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING DURING COVID-19

The Federal Government is working with local industry to increase domestic production of medical protective equipment such as surgical face masks, sanitizer, goggles and gowns amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Med-Con Pty Ltd – a manufacturer near Shepparton in regional Victoria – has increased production with the support of the Government and the Australian Defence…

BOOST FOR FEMALE FOUNDED STARTUPS

The Morrison Government is backing female entrepreneurs to grow their ideas and create jobs for all Australians, with an $18 million funding program opening today. The Boosting Female Founders Initiative will provide grants to women with start-ups that need support to grow. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the program is designed…

NEXT-GEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS GET GREEN LIGHT

The Morrison Government is investing in the future of energy innovation by backing new technology projects that harness opportunities from our deepest oceans to outer space. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $344,000 would be provided to support two new industry-led collaboration projects through National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), one of the…

SUPPORTING AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY

The Morrison Government is further investing in technology solutions that can reduce the energy bills of Australian families and businesses, and drive down carbon emissions. The Government is investing $68.5 million in the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 (RACE for 2030) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to improve energy affordability and reliability, and help Australia…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN STEM

The Morrison Government is building on its commitment to get more girls and women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), to secure their futures and make sure Australia’s economy continues to thrive. To mark International Women’s Day, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today launched the Women in STEM Action Plan and…