Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real world solutions. Minister…

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Funding to help Tasmanian start-ups become export ready

The Morrison Government is creating new regional opportunities providing $463,100 for the delivery of the Seedlab Tasmania project, an incubator focused on helping start-ups in the food, drink and agri-food/tourism sectors to become export ready. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Incubator Support initiative helps develop entrepreneurial talent and introduces regional…

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LOOP™ Initiative a model for recycling

The Morrison Government has welcomed a new partnership between Woolworths and recycling company TerraCycle, as we look to grow the waste recycling industry in Australia. Launching the national Loop™ partnership in Sydney today, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it was a great example for other Australian businesses. “Just as we used…

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Space agreements boost international collaboration

The Morrison Government is continuing to develop opportunities for Australian businesses to create jobs in the space sector, with the Australian Space Agency signing agreements with three international space agencies and a major industry player. The agreements with the German Aerospace Centre, Italian Space Agency, New Zealand Space Agency and Maxar Technologies were signed alongside…

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New centre accelerates manufacturing innovation

CSIRO has today opened a new state-of-the-art, collaborative centre which will improve chemical processes and drive innovation in Australian manufacturing businesses. The FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry is the first of its kind in Australia and brings speed, scale and efficiency to industrial applications that rely on chemistry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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Blue economy CRC hits first milestone

A major new research project in Tasmania which will grow Australia’s seafood, energy and marine industries and create new jobs has reached an important first milestone. The Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has signed the agreement which unlocks the $70 million funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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US visit to boost space connections

Growing opportunities for Australian businesses in the space industry, as well as our emerging technologies and industries, will be the focus of a week-long ministerial visit to the United States. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews departs today for meetings with US Government and industry representatives in Washington DC, New York, Orlando and…

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Funding to help tackle killer diseases

The Morrison Government is backing start-ups dedicated to fighting disease, with funding under the Government’s Incubator Support initiative. The Health 10x program will accelerate start-ups whose products and services address non-communicable diseases in areas with growing demand for treatment. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the $295,000 grant will go to the…

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