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Tracking Aluminium Composite Panels across NSW

18 December 2017

A pilot program to track the movements of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) will be rolled out across New South Wales in a collaborative approach to maintaining building safety.

Greater support now available to regional innovation hubs

14 December 2017

Regional incubators and accelerators will be able to access greater support under changes to the Australian Government’s Incubator Support initiative that take effect today.

$1 million in grants to accelerate Australian start-ups

13 December 2017

An incubator supporting Australian start-ups and another dedicated to commercialising medical devices produced by start-ups will receive a total of $1 million in funding from the Australian Government to progress their work.

VicRoads on the highway to innovation

13 December 2017

The future of driving was on show today at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, as VicRoads tested a highly automated driving (HAD) vehicle fitted with world-first satellite positioning technology.

CSIRO flicks the 'ON' switch to fast track emerging technologies

8 December 2017

A detection system to keep prawns safe from pests, a smarter smaller wind turbine and wearable tech that can screen for gut disorders are some of the emerging technologies that will be fast-tracked though the next round of Australia’s national sci-tech accelerator, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO’.

Dialogue to bolster Australia-US business and research links

6 December 2017

The Australian Government has signed an agreement with the United States Council on Competitiveness that supports efforts to strengthen business and research links between both nations.

$33 million for CRC Projects to tackle diverse industry problems

6 December 2017

Better barramundi breeding, disease resistant bananas, a portable brain scanner for early stroke detection and a process to turn waste plastics into spectacle frames are amongst 15 highly diverse industry-led projects to receive a $33 million investment from the Australian Government.

State of the (Innovation) Nation

6 December 2017

There are more than 10,000 high-growth firms in Australia at any given time and these firms make a disproportionate contribution to the country’s jobs and growth, according to an Australian Government report released today.

Funding clears pathway to market for Australian businesses

30 November 2017

A business using drones to measure crop health and a company making website security solutions are among eight innovative Australian businesses being offered more than $3 million in Government funding to help get their ideas to market.

Funding to help Australian businesses succeed in the Asian Century

24 November 2017

A Government initiative designed to equip Australian businesses and organisations with the attributes they need to succeed in the Asian Century has received another $9.58 million in funding.