Bridge to MassChallenge competition opens for Australia’s strongest start-ups

Bridge to MassChallenge, one of the world’s most successful start-up global accelerator programmes, will start taking applications from Australian start-ups today. The first ever Australian Bridge to MassChallenge three-day bootcamps will help leading local start-ups accelerate their growth, build their business and bring income and jobs to the local economy. The free competition will bring…

Turnbull Government to provide grants of up to $3 million for businesses to collaborate with scientists and researchers

The Turnbull Government has today announced the opening of a new funding round under the Cooperative Research Centres Programme. Collaborations between industry and researchers can now apply for up to $3 million over three years to develop products, services or processes that will solve problems for Australian industries. The grants are being offered through the…

Turnbull Government linking small and medium businesses with scientists and researchers to help drive innovation

The Turnbull Government today announced the new STEM⁺ Business Fellowship program which is providing $7.9 million to support links between businesses and researchers to increase productivity and develop new products. The STEM⁺ Business Fellowship program provides grants of up to $105,000 per annum to help small and medium businesses undertake two to three year projects…

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 –…

Turnbull Government helping 74 Australian businesses tap into global expertise with $7,000 grants

Seventy-four Australian small and medium businesses and researchers will receive $7,000 in priming grants from the Turnbull Government to develop innovative products and services for Australian and international markets The grants have been awarded under the Government’s $4.9 million Global Connection Fund, which supports Australian businesses and researchers to work with their international counterparts on…

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…

$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…

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…