Grants help bridge the gap between Australia and overseas markets

Australian businesses and researchers can now apply for grants from the Australian Government to help them collaborate with researchers overseas to gain a competitive edge in the global market. The bridging grants component of the Global Connection Fund opened today for applications from eligible businesses and researchers. These grants will help existing small-to-medium Australian businesses…

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Flinders to share in $16.2 million for next generation manufacturing in Victoria

Sealite Pty Ltd is amongst 22 manufacturers that 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. Somerville-based Sealite Pty Ltd will receive a $1,084,891 grant, under Round 2 of the Programme, for a $10.5 million project to establish…

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$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…

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$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…

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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,…

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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…

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$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…

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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…

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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 –…

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