Report shows innovation drives business success and jobs growth

The 2016 Australian Innovation System report released today highlights the significant benefits of innovation in Australia for business – including increased productivity, profitability, investment and job creation. The report identifies that the strongest performance results are achieved by businesses that innovate repeatedly. They outperform other businesses in terms of sales, value added, employment and profit…

United States and Australia strengthen science, technology, and innovation ties

Australia and the United States have signed an agreement that will help ensure crucial science, technology, and innovation cooperation between both countries continues to flourish. The Australian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency the Honorable Joe Hockey and Catherine Novelli, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, have…

Australia’s solar thermal expertise to help deliver renewable energy for China

A landmark new agreement to be signed today will see Australia’s world-leading solar heliostat technology rolled out in China as part of the country’s uptake of concentrated solar thermal (CST) for electricity generation. CSIRO’s technology will help China reach its renewable energy targets and produce 1.4 GW of CST by 2018, and up to 5…

Mornington Peninsula to benefit from Victorian Infrastructure Package

The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on the Mornington Peninsula as well as tourists visiting the region. The investment will see a range of priority projects delivered across urban and regional Victoria following ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government. At…

Eco and nature-based tourism to benefit from cuts to red tape

Western Australia has launched a major new project to help boost investment and create jobs by cutting unnecessary red tape in the vital eco and nature-based tourism sector. This important project comes after the Turnbull Government last week struck a landmark agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative. The…