BUSINESSES SHARE IN $6 MILLION TO TACKLE NATIONAL CHALLENGES

The Morrison Government is backing innovative businesses with ideas to tackle national challenges; including protecting Australia from biosecurity threats and driving growth in our tourism industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said six businesses have been granted $1 million each under the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) to develop their solutions.…

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BLOCKCHAIN ROADMAP POINTS THE WAY TO SUCCESS

Seizing the economic opportunities for Australia from blockchain is at the heart of a new national roadmap released today.   Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the National Blockchain Roadmap was another important step on the way to helping improve the nation’s productivity.  “The Morrison Government has worked collaboratively with industry and researchers…

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NOMINATE NOW FOR THE PRIME MINISTER’S PRIZES FOR SCIENCE

After a history-making awards night last year, now is your chance to nominate Australia’s scientists, innovators and teachers for this year’s Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. The Prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators, as well as the critical role science educators play in inspiring and encouraging students to take an…

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MEDICINAL CANNABIS PROJECTS DRIVE JOB CREATION

Three medicinal cannabis facilities expected to create thousands of jobs in Victoria and South Australia have been granted Major Project Status by the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the projects would help Australia continue to develop its medicinal cannabis industry. “When you combine our world-renowned agriculture sector, with our…

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TASMANIAN CYBER SECURITY NODE TO DRIVE INNOVATION

The Morrison and Gutwein Governments are helping position Australia as a global cyber security powerhouse, with the opening of a new hub. The Tasmanian Cyber Security Innovation Node launched in Launceston today, joins five other state and territory nodes created in partnership with the Australian Government-backed AustCyber. Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen…

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RESEARCH HUB TO TRANSFORM AUSTRALIA’S BLUE ECONOMY

A major global research centre is today officially open for business in Tasmania, starting work in earnest that will transform Australia’s blue economy, create new jobs and deliver significant economic and environmental outcomes. The Morrison Government is investing $70 million over ten years into the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The CRC brings together…

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MINISTERIAL STATEMENT – BUSHFIRE SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE

On Wednesday, 15 January 2020 the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, hosted a roundtable meeting of top scientists and experts to work together in response to the devastating bushfires. Minister Andrews highlighted that disaster response, recovery and resilience activities should be informed by multi-disciplinary research. Bushfire research, as well as…

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HELP FOR CRITICALLY ILL NEWBORNS AMONG $4.7M GRANTS

An innovative medtech solution that helps doctors administer medicine to critically ill newborns will receive funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Victorian based Navi Medical Technologies is one of nine businesses that will share in more than $4.7 million in Accelerating Commercialisation grants to help get their products to market. “The…

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