$31.6 million for next generation manufacturing in South Australia and Victoria

Manufacturers in South Australia and Victoria will share in $31.6 million to boost their high value manufacturing capability as part of the Turnbull Government’s $90 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme. The second round of funding under the programme will help 22 firms to undertake capital projects to support technological innovation, expand capability and develop…

$250,000 to fund Australian manufacturing projects in advanced composite materials in Corangamite

The Turnbull Government will invest $250,000 through the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop an internationally-recognised advanced manufacturing hub to accelerate the growth of the carbon fibre industry in Geelong. The funding has been allocated to the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong. “This will support joint projects by businesses and researchers on carbon fibre, advanced fibre…

Australia and India to continue shared strategic research

Australian researchers have more opportunities to work with their colleagues in one of the world’s fastest growing economies through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF), with applications for collaborative research projects opening today. The AISRF helps Australian researchers from public and private sectors to work with Indian scientists in leading-edge scientific research projects and workshops,…

Sky News interview with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE… Topics: Same-sex marriage plebiscite, Ausgrid, superannuation, innovation portfolio, 45th Parliament PATRICIA KARVELAS: Greg Hunt, welcome to the program. GREG HUNT: Pleasure. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Why did the Prime Minister raise expectations that the same-sex marriage plebiscite would happen this year? GREG HUNT: Look, his goal and our goal has always been to do this as…

$8 million to support women in STEM and Entrepreneurship

The Turnbull Government is providing $8 million to support women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and Entrepreneurship. Applications are now open for grants of up to $250,000 to support outreach projects aimed at girls and women to foster interest in STEM and entrepreneurship, to develop innovation and entrepreneurial skills, and to build professional…

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…

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…

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…