The Hon Wyatt Roy MP was sworn in as Assistant Minister for Innovation on 21 September 2015.

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The Hon Wyatt Roy MP

The Australian Government announces that David Bennett will become Australia’s first IP Counsellor in China.

A new emergency protection system for storm-damaged buildings is among the latest innovations to receive commercialisation assistance through the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Prototype high-temperature superconductors were unveiled today as part of a landmark research agreement between German engineering giant Siemens, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group.

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy today announced the release of the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2016, which provides a detailed breakdown of the nation’s intellectual property (IP) trends.

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy says a Queensland company’s round-the-clock robotic sprayers have the potential to revolutionise farming.

After developing a new diagnostic test for the early detection of prostate cancer, biotechnology company Minomic is one of 15 innovators to win commercialisation support as part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

A new online competition – “The best idea in Australia” – seeks to inspire innovators and entrepreneurs to maximise their intellectual property rights, says Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy.

Innovation ecosystem stakeholders, including business incubators and accelerators, are invited to have their say on measures to grow Australia’s next generation of innovative and high-performing businesses.

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy have joined Bribie Island students to promote a new one-stop guide to more than 250 digital technology, entrepreneurial, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programmes.

Demand for protective intellectual property (IP) rights surged in Australia last year, including patents (inventions), trade marks (logos and brands), designs (product appearance) and plant breeder’s rights (plant varieties).


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