Collaborations to develop new technologies

The Morrison Government is backing Australian industry to create the jobs of the future by providing over $30 million to support the development of new technologies, including our critical minerals potential.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government will fund 16 projects under round 7 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects…

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Backing Smart Energy Resources Projects

The Morrison Government is backing the next generation of Australian technology pioneers by locking in $2 million to help deliver the future of energy resources innovation.  The funding has been made available through NERA (National Energy Resources Australia), the Government's Industry Growth Centre for the oil, gas and energy resources sector. Minister for Industry, Science…

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Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum – MCG, Melbourne

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you to the Advanced Manufacturing Forum for the opportunity to address your inaugural conference.  I am very proud to say Australia will always be a manufacturing nation. Yes, it may look a little different and we’ll come to that … but today’s attendance is testament to the fact Australia…

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Celebrating McPherson’s hardworking principals

Karen Andrews MP has encouraged students, parents and school communities in McPherson to say a big ‘thank-you’ to their principal and celebrate Australian Primary Principals Day. Ms Andrews said principals played a critical role in the lives and education of our children. “Principals contribute to the school community and are vital to the success of…

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Strengthening Australia’s Tech Future

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will host two technology industry roundtables over the next week to boost collaboration and tackle the global challenges and opportunities facing the sector.  Minister Andrews said strengthening the technology sector is key to Australia’s economic growth and securing jobs for the future.   “From new start-ups to large…

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Working together to grow manufacturing

The Morrison Government is continuing to back in Australian manufacturing, with a roundtable looking at further ways to grow the economy and create jobs.  Leaders from peak industry associations, large companies, research organisations and universities today joined with Government representatives in Canberra. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the roundtable demonstrated the…

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Supporting Collaborative Research with India

Cutting-edge research on drought tolerant chickpeas is among the projects receiving Government funding through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF). $500,000 has been awarded to a joint project between the University of Western Australia and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics to enhance the drought tolerance of chickpeas. Australia is one of…

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Innovation Powering Service Delivery Excellence

Two projects designed to help domestic violence victims to flee are among 15 innovative small business ideas to share in funding from the Morrison Government. The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) grants totaling $1.4 million will support the early-stage development of solutions by small businesses to five key government policy and service delivery challenges.…

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