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Australia is patently good at manufacturing

11 April 2017

A new report on patent activity highlights Australia’s positive global ranking in advanced manufacturing patent applications, showing healthy levels of innovation within the sector.

Australia Supports Joint Research Initiative with India

10 April 2017

Today we announce seven new Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) grants to support cutting-edge collaborative research projects between Australia and India. 

$8.69 million to help Australian businesses boost global collaboration

10 April 2017

Today under the Global Innovation Linkages programme I announce $8.69 million in funding to nine Australian businesses and research organisations over the next four years to collaborate with global partners on strategically-focused, leading-edge research and development projects.

G20 Ministers agree on role of digitalisation in the economy

10 April 2017

The Australian Government has welcomed the outcome of last week’s G20 meetings in Germany where discussions were held on how to maximise the contribution that digitalisation can make to the economy.

Resources sector to stay strong in the wake of ex-TC Debbie

7 April 2017

The resources industry is on track to deliver another record high, with export earnings from the sector set to reach $215 billion in 2016–17 and 2017–18.

IP applications show strong growth in Australian innovation

6 April 2017

New intellectual property (IP) application figures from IP Australia show Australia’s appetite for creating knowledge and pursuing ideas remains strong, underscoring the Australian Government’s innovation agenda.

G20 visit a chance to put Australia’s digital priorities in the spotlight

5 April 2017

The Australian Government will use G20 meetings in Germany this week to urge its international counterparts to focus on the uptake of digital technology for SMEs and digital inclusion for marginalised groups, including women.

Experts appointed to NOPSEMA advisory board

31 March 2017

Three new expert members have been appointed to the Advisory Board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).

New abilities to enhance cancer research at the Australian Synchrotron

31 March 2017

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, unveiled the newest research tool that Australian scientists and researchers have in the fight against cancer at the Australian Synchrotron.

Federal plan for jobs and investment in the NT

31 March 2017

The Federal Government is investing in a strong future for the Northern Territory, with a commitment that projects funded under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) will not affect the Territory’s GST proportion.