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Commercialising Ideas

While it would seem the Commercialisation Australia program has disappeared for good, however we understand that is not the case. As part of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme a new component will be released in about November 2014 with a grants of up to $250,000 available for start-up companies with innovative ideas that are commercially driven. [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:45:42+00:00 July 19th, 2014|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

The Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program commenced on 1 July 2014 predominantly replacing Enterprise Connect, Researchers in Business and Commercialisation Australia.. This program will be delivered through AusIndustry with a new Single Business Service www.business.gov.au to streamline the way businesses access government information and services. The three proposed streams of the program are: Business Management Research Connections [...]

Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants

The 2013 TIRF Grants Round 2 have been launched. The Minister Assisting on Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell launched the competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program on Monday 23 June 2013. The grants range from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) and are  matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis for the purpose of aiding tourism operators to improve the quality and [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:04:58+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Green Light For Clean Technology Investment Program

The Government today announced details of the long awaited Clean Technology Investment Program.  The CITP will provide $1 billion in funding for manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution and also help manufacturers buy new plant and equipment which cuts their energy costs or reduces carbon pollution. The CITP comprises the $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and [...]

By | 2012-02-16T10:22:27+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Inspiring Australia With $5 Million

The latest round of Inspiring Australia : Unlocking Australia's Potential grant will provide $5 million available across three categories for projects to be delivered between 2012 and 2014. It is intended to fund a collection of projects that provide a good mix of activities with a variety of approaches, audiences, locations and topics. This grant [...]

By | 2012-01-06T10:23:56+00:00 January 6th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Government Abandons Exporters

The Australian Labor Government provides over $20 billion to support innovation through the R&D Tax Scheme while providing only $150 million to support export marketing through the EMDG scheme. To put the government's current approach into perspective, please consider this hypothetical scenario. An Australian business decides to develop a new product and commits $1 million towards developing [...]

By | 2011-11-18T12:19:41+00:00 November 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee

The Government announced today the appointment of "experts" from across small business and industry will oversee Australia's new R&D Tax Incentive.   The new R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee has been established to ensure the program provides the intended benefits to Australian industry from increased investment in research and development.  The R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee will [...]

By | 2011-10-13T10:49:19+00:00 October 13th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Commercialisation Australia Scheme Axed

The Commercialisation Australia Scheme (CAS) may be axed as early as next April 2012 and replaced in some part by the Clean Technology Program (CTP). The CTP is designed to provide support for manufacturers through three components: the Clean Technology Investment Program, Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program, and the Clean Technology Innovation Program. The suite of sub-programs are intended [...]

Research Infrastructure Grant Round 2

The role of the Education Investment Fund (EIF) is to build a modern, productive, internationally competitive economy by supporting world-leading, strategically focused infrastructure investment. It has invested more than $1.6 billion into research infrastructure projects since 2008. The recent funding of a $17.5 million for the Centre at University of Melbourne under round 2 of the EIF will bring together scientists [...]

By | 2011-10-04T10:48:31+00:00 October 4th, 2011|Education|0 Comments

Pattens Group Wins Industry Award

The 2011 Import Export Show was held last week in Sydney, showcasing services and support available to assist importers and exporters with their international business engagement and development. The show provided a great insight into the growth of the Import Export industry and provided opportunities for attendees to seek advice and put thoughts into action! [...]

By | 2011-09-15T10:47:40+00:00 September 15th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|0 Comments