The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry and Science on 23 December 2014.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Eighteen Australian companies will receive grants to propel their innovative ideas from the drawing board into the marketplace under the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation programme.

Four leading food and agribusiness sector experts will join the board of Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), the organisation developing the Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre.

Eligible businesses adversely impacted by the closure of the previous Government’s Home Insulation Program in February 2010 can apply for payment under the Home Insulation Program Industry Payment Scheme (HIP IPS).

The Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP and the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP today announced the strategy Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research.

The Commonwealth Government has announced new national Science and Research Priorities to ensure our high performing science, research and innovation system delivers maximum benefit.

Industry-led research to improve resource extraction and support innovative manufacturing will be boosted with $74 million in Government funding for two Cooperative Research Centres.

Today the Commonwealth Government announced the projects to gain funding under its $50 million Manufacturing Transition Programme.

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