The Hon Craig Laundy MP was sworn in as Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science on 19 July 2016.

The Hon Craig Laundy MP

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Turnbull Government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mark Bouris AM, to ensure more Australian small businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital economy.


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