$19M boost for advanced manufacturers

New grants supporting Victorian and South Australian businesses to transition to advanced manufacturing of higher value products and create jobs. Fifteen businesses to share in $19 million of Australian Government funding. Grants matched by more than $45 million of investment by the businesses. A Victorian business will be the first in the world to commercially…

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Australian blockchain leaders head to China

Leading Australian blockchain companies and investors will travel to China as part of an Australian Government-led mission to deepen collaboration and explore growth opportunities within one of the world’s fastest growing technology sectors. Top tier start-ups, scale-ups, venture capitalists, incubators and financial institutions will be represented among the 37 delegates who will visit Austrade’s Shanghai…

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A 10-year plan for women in STEM

• On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Academy of Science is consulting to develop a 10-year plan to boost women in STEM.• The decadal plan is an initiative from the 2018-19 Budget.• Encouraging more women to pursue studies and career in STEM fields is a government priority backed by funding and a commitment…

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Boosting science and jobs through clever investment

Investments in nine high-tech companies have already created more than 100 new jobs with the support of CSIRO’s venture fund, which is backed by the Australian Government and the private sector. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the CSIRO Innovation Fund helped commercialise publicly funded research from institutions around Australia. “The CSIRO…

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Australian Space Agency recognised in the United States

The Coalition Government’s establishment of the Australian Space Agency has been commended in a resolution introduced into the United States House of Representatives. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, welcomed the resolution and said the Space Agency will help drive the growth of our space industry, create new opportunities for businesses and create…

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CHIEF SCIENTIST’S TERM EXTENDED

The Australian Government has extended Dr Alan Finkel’s term as Australia’s Chief Scientist for a further two years to the end of 2020. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews announced the extension and congratulated Dr Finkel.  “I am delighted to announce Dr Finkel’s extension and look forward to working closely with him. Dr…

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NEW AUSTRALIA–INDONESIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP A WIN-WIN

Australia and Indonesia have concluded an agreement that will create a new era of closer economic engagement between the two nations and open new markets and opportunities for businesses from both countries. The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will drive growth for Australian business by creating new opportunities in Indonesia. The Minister for Industry,…

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AUSTRALIA, FRANCE JOIN TO BUILD SPACE INDUSTRY CAPABILITY

The Australian Space Agency and its French counterpart have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will help both nations work together to develop their respective space programs and take full advantage of the rapidly expanding global space industry. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, welcomed the agreement signed today by…

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EUREKA PRIZE WINNERS – CHAMPIONS OF SCIENCE

An app that turns ecological discovery into an exciting game has been recognised at the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, held at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday night.  The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, congratulated all the winners of the Eureka Prizes, which bring together some of Australia’s best scientific minds to…

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PRESIDENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE WOMEN JOINS CSIRO BOARD

Engineer and experienced senior executive, Kathryn Fagg, has been appointed to the CSIRO Board for a five-year term. The President of Chief Executive Women, Ms Fagg replaces outgoing board member Hutch Ranck. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said Ms Fagg’s background in engineering, combined with her executive skills and wide business…

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