$40 million to develop new medications for chronic diseases

The Morrison Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF) is investing $20 million in Australian biotech start-up George Medicines to develop new medications for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes, as well as treatments for a range of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes. The funding comprises $10 million from the Government…

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN STEM

The Morrison Government is building on its commitment to get more girls and women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), to secure their futures and make sure Australia’s economy continues to thrive. To mark International Women’s Day, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today launched the Women in STEM Action Plan and…

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FIRE FIGHTING INNOVATION SHARES IN $3.1M GRANTS BOOST

A Queensland company will soon be fitting its fire fighting invention to helicopters across the globe, thanks to support from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment is among 10 businesses sharing in $3.1 million in Accelerating Commercialisation grants. “These grants support businesses exhibiting Aussie ingenuity…

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INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO HELP AUSTRALIANS CELEBRATE SCIENCE

Forensic science, ocean sustainability and pop-up health lab projects are among those being funded by the Morrison Government’s 2020 National Science Week Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said 33 projects across Australia will share in $500,000 of funding to support creative and engaging events during National Science Week in August. “National…

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE – RESEARCH GRANT BOOST TO NAVY FRIGATES PROJECT

The Morrison Government is backing advanced manufacturing and South Australia’s defence sector, through a new industry-research collaboration. The Government-funded Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) will inject $1.45 million into a project to help develop and pilot cutting-edge manufacturing technologies that will be used to build nine anti-submarine warfare frigates. BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding,…

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BUSHFIRE CONSTRUCTION STANDARD FEE WAIVED

The Morrison Government is partnering with Standards Australia to waive the fee for access to the bushfire construction standard, to support the recovery and rebuilding of bushfire ravaged communities. This jointly funded partnership will provide all Australians with access to AS 3959:2018 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas – a key standard referenced in…

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$8.5 MILLION TO BOOST CYBER SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Tailored ‘cyber fitness’ programs for small businesses are among 17 projects set to share in $8.5 million in funding from the Morrison Government to strengthen and grow the cyber security sector. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund would further strengthen Australia’s cyber security capability. “These projects…

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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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