Address to the AFR National Innovation Summit

Doltone House, Sydney ** Check against delivery ** Introduction Thank you Joanne [Joanne Gray, Editor, BOSS, AFR] for that introduction. Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief, The Australian Financial Review; my fellow keynote speakers; distinguished guests; ladies and gentlemen. It’s my great pleasure to address the inaugural AFR Innovation Summit. Let me start with a simple proposition –…

Grants to help businesses meet public sector challenges

The Turnbull Government today launched a new pilot programme to help drive innovation within Australian small and medium businesses whilst addressing Government service delivery challenges. The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) selected five challenges set by different Government agencies, ranging across biosecurity, child protection, water markets and policy design. Eligible businesses can apply for…

$11.3 million to commercialise Australians’ smart ideas

The Turnbull Government today announced that twenty businesses across Australia will be offered $11.3 million in Entrepreneurs’ Programme grants to help them break into new and international markets. A 3-D printed jaw joint replacement, termite-proof building materials and a safer way to store grain outdoors are amongst the diverse products and services that will be…

Address to the 12th Annual Resource Industry Conference and Trade Expo

Port Pirie, South Australia ** Check against delivery ** Introduction I am delighted to be here today at South Australia’s premier resource industry conference. The Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio is fundamentally about providing people, businesses and communities with the best chance to ensure job security and to create jobs. Both of which are key…

CSIRO partnering with universities to commercialise science and research

The Turnbull Government is committed to bringing Australia’s best and brightest research minds together with the skills and capabilities of world-leading commercialisation experts who can help make their ideas a reality. As part of this commitment, CSIRO has already partnered with 20 Australian universities to fast-track the commercialisation of their science and research. “This will…

Turnbull Government invests $10 million to get science, technology, engineering and maths into classrooms

As part of National Science Week, the Turnbull Government will provide $10 million for CSIRO to extend the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools programme. The programme links practising scientists, mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals with classroom teachers and their students. “The Turnbull Government is focused on inspiring the next generation of young Australians to be…

Find the fun in science during National Science Week 2016 – 13 to 21 August

I’m delighted to launch National Science Week, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. The Turnbull Government is supporting National Science Week with $500,000 under the National Science Week Grants Program. Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists. We are committed to supporting Australia’s great scientists…