$10M MISSION TO BUILD FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

A $10 million mission has been launched to further secure Australia’s food supply chains and build the agrifood industry’s resilience to shocks. The Morrison Government-backed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre today launched its Mission Food For Life. The three-year program will bring agrifood businesses, tech companies and the research sector together to develop new data-driven…

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE – NT PROPELS INTO SPACE

The Australian and Northern Territory Governments are teaming up to expand the Top End’s space sector, with a new agreement to maximise the Territory’s natural advantages to create jobs and grow the economy. Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Northern Territory…

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BACKING BUSINESSES TO SOLVE KEY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

The Morrison Government is calling on the nation’s small and medium sized businesses to help develop innovative solutions that can solve national environmental challenges. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $12 million was being made available through the latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) across five challenges. “This…

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NASA’S GLOBE EDUCATION PROGRAM RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program. NASA and the Australian Space Agency have signed a cooperative agreement to re-engage in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. This worldwide initiative provides a unique opportunity…

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AUSTRALIAN INGENUITY SOLVING REAL WORLD PROBLEMS

A diagnostic tool to fight cancer and technology which protects businesses from flood losses are among a series of projects being backed by the Morrison Government to commercialise and grow. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the 21 projects sharing in more than $10 million are perfect examples of the dynamic business…

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AUSTRALIA, JAPAN UNITE TO GROW SPACE INDUSTRIES

Australia’s long standing space cooperation with Japan has been strengthened with our two countries committing to build on our relationship to grow the space industry and create new jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe acknowledged the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the Australian Space Agency and the…

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DRIVING AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION IN COVID-19 RECOVERY

The Morrison Government is continuing to drive the Australian automotive industry forward, with support for businesses to take their innovative products and designs to the next level. 17 Australian businesses will share in almost $2.8 million in funding under Round 2 of the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program. The Government investment is expected to…

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QUEENSLAND COMPANY LAUNCHES CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL APP

Operating room medical staff will be able to receive essential training anywhere, anytime thanks to an innovative locally-developed online training app. The Qlicksmart digital platform was developed entirely in Australia with the assistance of an Australian Government Innovations Connection Grant. Launching the platform on the Gold Coast, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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