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New CEO to lead Australian Institute of Marine Science

20 June 2017

I am delighted to announce that experienced environmental engineer Dr Paul Hardisty has been appointed as the CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) for the next five years, commencing 24 July 2017.

Top students going for Aussie gold in International Olympiads

19 June 2017

Today I congratulated 27 of Australia’s top students as they prepare to compete in the 2017 International Science, Mathematics and Informatics Olympiads.

24 innovative businesses to get $11.2 million kick start into global markets

19 June 2017

A new medical drink to manage dementia and a website security program to protect against automated attacks are among 24 innovative Australian businesses to receive a $11.2 million kick start to commercialise products for Australian and international markets.

Preferred bidder announced for Arrium

15 June 2017

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator Arthur Sinodinos, welcomes KordaMentha’s announcement of a preferred bidder for Arrium Australia, which includes the Whyalla steelworks.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained as VC investment in Australia climbs

13 June 2017

A new report estimates that venture capital investment is $1 billion this financial year providing vital funds to commercialise cutting-edge research and drive new areas of growth and jobs.

Low emissions roadmap looks to a clean tech future

2 June 2017

Last year, the Government tasked the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to develop a Low Emissions Technology Roadmap to highlight areas of potential growth in Australia’s clean technology sector, map the development of new emissions reduction technologies and identify opportunities to be part of future global energy supply chains.

Shoppers get a closer look at country of origin labelling changes

30 May 2017

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Arthur Sinodinos, today visited shoppers to see first-hand the roll out of the new country of origin labels, which are designed to give consumers clearer and more meaningful origin information about the products they buy. 

$1.4 million in incubator grants to benefit Australian start-ups

30 May 2017

Four Australian innovation incubators will boost the services they offer start-ups with $1.4 million in grants provided under the Australian Government’s $23 million Incubator Support initiative.

First BTF investment aims to improve lives through innovation

27 May 2017

The development of a promising new treatment for peanut allergy in children will be the first project to receive $10 million in funding under the Turnbull Government’s Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF). 

$4.4m to mobilise Australia’s citizen scientists

25 May 2017

$4.4 million in grants announced today will mobilise a league of enthusiastic ‘citizen scientists’ to assist Australia’s leading universities and scientific organisations with their research.

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