BACKING BUSINESSES TO SOLVE KEY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

The Morrison Government is calling on the nation’s small and medium sized businesses to help develop innovative solutions that can solve national environmental challenges. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $12 million was being made available through the latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) across five challenges. “This…

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SCIENCE TO MITIGATE BUSHFIRE SMOKE IN WINEMAKING AMONG $25 MILLION PROJECTS

A project to future-proof Australia’s winemaking industry from the impact of bushfire smoke taint is one of 10 research initiatives to share in a $25 million funding injection from the Morrison Government. The successful Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) under round 9 will involve 29 Australian companies, including 22 small and medium businesses. Minister for…

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NASA’S GLOBE EDUCATION PROGRAM RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program. NASA and the Australian Space Agency have signed a cooperative agreement to re-engage in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. This worldwide initiative provides a unique opportunity…

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NEW FUNDING TO TRANSFORM DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RESEARCH

The Morrison Government is backing cutting-edge research into two of the most prominent health conditions that affect millions of Australians – diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Government will invest $47 million over four years into a new program to accelerate research into preventing, diagnosing and treating the conditions. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the…

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QUEENSLAND COMPANY LAUNCHES CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL APP

Operating room medical staff will be able to receive essential training anywhere, anytime thanks to an innovative locally-developed online training app. The Qlicksmart digital platform was developed entirely in Australia with the assistance of an Australian Government Innovations Connection Grant. Launching the platform on the Gold Coast, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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EMPOWERING BUSINESSES TO GO DIGITAL IN COVID RECOVERY

The Morrison Government is future-proofing small businesses as they navigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a new online tool to help them go digital and bounce back stronger out the other side. Digital Coaching International will receive $1.9 million to establish ‘The Enterprising Community’, a non-government organisation that will create a website…

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AUSTRALIA JOINS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Australia has become a founding member of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), the world’s first multilateral forum dedicated to AI. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said membership of the GPAI gives Australia a seat at the table guiding responsible development of AI internationally. “AI is a unique technology which has…

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GROWING AUSTRALIA’S PPE CAPABILITY

The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s sovereign capability to produce essential medical supplies, with support for innovative companies to manufacture the materials needed to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Kestrel Manufacturing are receiving $495,000 to assist in its production of filter materials used in both surgical and P2 masks. Clets Linen are receiving $213,000 to…

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