Supporting startups to solve big ideas

Australian startups and small businesses will be targeted with up to $1.1 million in grants to develop creative solutions to government policy challenges, as part of the Coalition Government’s plan for a stronger economy. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews launched the second funding round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) today, calling on Australian businesses to…

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Grants help hatch bright business ideas

Four incubators will receive more than $1.7 million to help Australian start-ups in sectors like agricultural technology and advanced manufacturing.    Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the successful applicants will receive the funding under the Liberal National Government’s Incubator Support initiative.  “Incubators like these and the start-ups they support play an important role in creating high-value Australian jobs,…

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Powering our energy system with data

The Morrison Government is today launching a new platform that will build an ongoing capability for cutting edge data analytics in the energy sector to better inform Government, industry and consumers on the use of energy by Australian households and businesses.  The National Energy Analytics Research (NEAR) program uses modern data techniques to collect, integrate and enhance information on Australia’s…

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Assisting businesses with eligibility for research & development tax incentive

New guidelines published today will provide Australian businesses with more confidence in claiming support for software activities under the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI).  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the Software Guidance will provide the technology sector with greater clarity on the eligibility of software activities under the R&DTI, and assist companies in making decisions. “The…

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Leaps and bounds for Industry funding

Ten innovative Australian businesses will today share in $200,000 of funding to overcome barriers to commercialisation and take their technology to the next level. The funding is through the Leap Vouchers program of the Liberal National Government’s Industry Growth Centre for the energy resources sector, NERA. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said NERA’s program will help small to medium…

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Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre gets change at the top

Mr Paul Cooper, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).  Mr Cooper has been on the AMGC board since 2015 and is the owner of a Brisbane-based electronics manufacturing company that exports to the United States, India, and Germany. He will take over from Mr Andrew Stevens who is stepping down to assume the…

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Gold Coast schools encouraged to take action against bullying

Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, has encouraged teachers and school leaders on the Gold Coast to take action against bullying. Minister Andrews said registrations were now open for schools to sign up to the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday 15 March 2019. “The National Day of Action is a national movement against bullying and cyberbullying, and…

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Funding to support women and children escaping domestic violence

Hundreds more women and children escaping domestic and family violence will have a safe place to sleep with a $78 million investment by the Liberal National Government. This investment includes a $60 million grants program for eligible organisations to provide new or expanded emergency accommodation facilities for those escaping domestic and family violence. Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews, said this program…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Parliament House, Canberra, Subjects: CRC-P Critical Minerals, manufacturing, Coastal shipping sector

E&OE: Karen Andrews: Well good morning. It's an absolute pleasure to be here this morning to announce the next round of funding for CRC Projects. Importantly, this is a $20 million commitment from the Liberal National Government to support critical minerals here in Australia. So this is the first time that CRC Projects have targeted critical minerals; we know…

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