Blue economy CRC hits first milestone

A major new research project in Tasmania which will grow Australia’s seafood, energy and marine industries and create new jobs has reached an important first milestone. The Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has signed the agreement which unlocks the $70 million funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

New centre accelerates manufacturing innovation

CSIRO has today opened a new state-of-the-art, collaborative centre which will improve chemical processes and drive innovation in Australian manufacturing businesses. The FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry is the first of its kind in Australia and brings speed, scale and efficiency to industrial applications that rely on chemistry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

US visit to boost space connections

Growing opportunities for Australian businesses in the space industry, as well as our emerging technologies and industries, will be the focus of a week-long ministerial visit to the United States. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews departs today for meetings with US Government and industry representatives in Washington DC, New York, Orlando and…

Space grants rocket industry ahead

The Morrison Government is backing Australian space businesses to grow the economy and create new jobs, opening its $15 million program to help the local industry take on international space opportunities. The International Space Investment initiative will provide $15 million over three years for strategic projects that will grow the national industry and boost collaboration…

Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

Boosting STEM skills in regional Queensland

The Morrison Government today launched a new initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) mentoring in regional Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) initiative would strengthen industry research connections and collaboration in regional Queensland. “Promoting STEM education is a passion of mine…