Space Agency marks anniversary in month of the moon

The Australian Space Agency celebrates its first anniversary today, in the same month we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the moon landing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the milestones were a great time to reflect on our past space achievements and share plans for the future. “Australia has…

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Stepping up Asia-Pacific leadership in STEM

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has announced a series of partnerships in the Asia-Pacific to support female leaders in business and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Building on her visit to Singapore last year when she announced an ASEAN Women in Innovation Leadership Dialogue, Minister Andrews today revealed the recipient of…

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INNOVATION FOCUS OF SINGAPORE VISIT

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will visit Singapore this week to promote Australia’s science and innovation expertise and tap into economic opportunities in Southeast Asia. She will participate in Smart Nation Innovations Week in Singapore, including attending the Straits Digital Exchange and Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival, Innovfest Unbound. “These events will…

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Pre fab innovation lab for building industry

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s manufacturing and building and construction sectors, with support for the prefabricated building industry. Up to $2 million will be spent developing a new collaborative lab to help manufacturers design innovative new prefabricated buildings that are more eco-friendly, affordable and can significantly reduce times for construction.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

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Study identifies $3 billion opportunity for NQ producers

2000 new jobs could be created by unlocking $3 billion of unmet market demand in agriculture in North Queensland, according to a new study. The North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study, which was commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, covers the Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Charters Towers and Palm Island regions. Minister for Industry, Science…

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Grants help drive automotive innovation

Devices which pick up when drivers are getting tired and save on fuel consumption are among the projects to share in almost $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Morrison Government. The Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program will help the businesses enhance the design and development of their products. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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funding strengthens cyber security capability

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s cyber security sector to grow and create new jobs, with businesses to share in up to $8.5 million in funding. Announcing the opening of the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews encouraged companies that can make a significant contribution to the sector to apply.  “Australia’s cyber security…

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Fostering global business and research partnerships

Australian researchers and businesses can receive up to $50,000 funding from the Morrison Government to take their products global under round four of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. A device for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, virtual reality to improve health check-ups, and renewable fertiliser are some of the projects previously supported by the GCF.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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reappointment as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

I am incredibly honoured to have been reappointed as Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology under Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  As a mechanical engineer before my time in Parliament, I am delighted to continue in this portfolio, and build on the Liberal National Government’s achievements since 2013, including the National Innovation and Science Agenda, which I worked on during my…

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Lift off for pathway to launch and space equipment

The Morrison Government is building a stronger economy by helping local companies to build space equipment and explore space with around $3.5 million in funding to boost the emerging space industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $2.5 million will fund the Space Payload Qualification Facilities project to grow local space capabilities. “This initiative will provide the…

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