Australian technology helping our farmers

Farmers and growers will get better access to vital water market information through a new web and mobile app, created thanks to $1 million funding from the Morrison Government.  The Waterflow platform was developed by natural resource economics firm Marsden Jacob Associates to give irrigators improved access to timely, reliable and real-time information in a…

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Space regulation prepares Australia for lift-off

Launching into space and returning to Earth has been given a boost thanks to the latest regulatory changes to Australia’s space legislation. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the updated regulatory framework is part of the Government’s plan to triple the size of the space sector, add another $12 billion annually to…

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Grants help Australian innovators go global

A surgical system that could revolutionise hip replacements is one of three cutting-edge products to share in $1.7 million in funding from the Morrison Government.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the recipients of the Accelerating Commercialisation grants were developing technology that will deliver widespread benefits to everyday lives and boost the…

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Industry Eureka Prize winners hit the mark

A project that has transformed our knowledge of Australian frog populations and a program empowering young Indigenous leaders through science have been honoured at the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the winners of the Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science and the inaugural Eureka Prize…

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Girls get the tools they need for a future in STEM

High school students in Western Sydney today got a sneak peek at a new resource, funded by the Morrison Government, to get more girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Road testing the Girls in STEM Toolkit, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the online resource would make it easy for…

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Protecting Indigenous Knowledge

The Morrison Government is taking steps to ensure Indigenous businesses achieve their economic potential, and to preserve the cultural integrity of Indigenous Knowledge. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today announced the release of the consultation report by IP Australia Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System. Minister Andrews said we…

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Helping female founded startups shine brighter

The Morrison Government will engage with Australians far and wide to help design a program to support female business founders. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology the Hon Karen Andrews MP said she wanted to hear as many voices as possible to finalise the $18 million Boosting Female Founders Initiative, which was announced as part of…

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Space activities between Australia and Europe take a big step forward

Australia could work with Europe on future space missions, thanks to a joint statement of intent signed between the Australian Space Agency and the European Space Agency.  The statement outlines an intention to explore deeper cooperation and identify projects in a range of areas including deep space, communications, navigation, remote asset management, data analytics and…

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Connecting local business to global markets

The Morrison Government is helping business access global markets with applications now open for round two of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs Initiative.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the initiative supports industry to develop hubs in local and regional areas, giving local firms access to international markets and…

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Game on for National Innovation Games

The Morrison Government is helping small businesses to grow and create more jobs, with the launch of the National Innovation Games on the Gold Coast today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will put their minds to the test in the competition, which fosters creative…

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