$3.1M in grants to drive innovative businesses

A nasal spray for the treatment of dementia is among eight new projects to receive more than $3 million in funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Accelerating Commercialisation grants are driving innovation in businesses to make them more globally competitive and resilient, in turn growing the…

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Accelerating ACT cyber security growth

Australia’s cyber security capability continues to strengthen with the launch of a new hub in the ACT, which will boost innovation and increase collaboration. Known as the ‘Canberra Node’, the ACT Cyber Security Innovation Node is a partnership between the Federal Government-backed AustCyber and the ACT Government and joins five other state and territory nodes…

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Report on Automotive Outcome and Best Practice released

The success of the Liberal National Government’s support programs to help transition retrenched car manufacturing workers has been backed by a new report released today. The Transition of the Australian Car Manufacturing Sector: Outcomes & Best Practice Summary Report, has found that more than four out of five retrenched workers are now back in employment.…

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Major project status boosts WA economy

The Morrison Government is backing Western Australia’s mining industry, with two projects that will create more than 700 jobs in the Pilbara being granted Major Project Status. The Australian Vanadium Project will develop an open pit mine and plant to convert vanadium into specialty steel alloys and energy storing batteries. The Beyondie Project will establish…

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Helping young Australians participate in STEM

The Morrison Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give our kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad. The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions program is now open for applications. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the initiative supported young Australians’ participation…

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Fund to modernise manufacturing

The Morrison Government is backing small and medium sized Australian manufacturers to invest in new technology, grow and create new jobs, with the launch today of a new $160 million fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund would help manufacturers become more competitive by co funding investments in…

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Australian technology helping our farmers

Farmers and growers will get better access to vital water market information through a new web and mobile app, created thanks to $1 million funding from the Morrison Government. The Waterflow platform was developed by natural resource economics firm Marsden Jacob Associates to give irrigators improved access to timely, reliable and real-time information in a…

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Space regulation prepares Australia for lift-off

Launching into space and returning to Earth has been given a boost thanks to the latest regulatory changes to Australia’s space legislation. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the updated regulatory framework is part of the Government’s plan to triple the size of the space sector, add another $12 billion annually to…

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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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Helping female founded startups shine brighter

The Morrison Government will engage with Australians far and wide to help design a program to support female business founders. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology the Hon Karen Andrews MP said she wanted to hear as many voices as possible to finalise the $18 million Boosting Female Founders Initiative, which was announced as part of…

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