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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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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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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New phase for innovation and science in Australia

The Morrison Government has today announced a new Board Chair and five Board members for Australia’s peak innovation advisory body.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the appointment of Mr Andrew Stevens as incoming Chair will provide a renewed focus for Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) in 2019. “Mr Stevens brings a wealth of experience to the ISA…

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Technology to drive productivity and wage growth

Embracing digital technologies will drive Australia’s productivity growth to boost wages and living standards, according to a report released today by the Office of the Chief Economist. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the findings of Industry Insights 3/2018 — Future Productivity reveal how digital technologies are bringing benefits to the Australian economy through increased productivity. “The…

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Setting the agenda for Australia’s tech future

A new Government strategy will help develop the nation’s digital skills, outline how businesses can save time and money and deliver better services for consumers, ensuring every Australian can share in the benefits of technology. Unveiled today by the Liberal National Government, Australia’s Tech Future details how Australians can work together to deliver a strong, safe and inclusive economy, boosted…

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