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2014 Federal Budget Summary

The budget has closed Commercialisation Australia to new applications. Full applications submitted and accepted on or before 21 March 2014 will be assessed, and if meritorious against the assessment criteria they will be funded. All existing recipients of CA will still continue to be funded. A new Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme will replace: Australian Industry Participation [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:52:31+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Government|0 Comments

VET Expansion Planned

The recently released annual national report of the Australian VET system revealed there were 1.8 million VET students in 2010-that's an increase of 5.4 per cent on the previous year under the Government's $11.1 billion investment in vocational education and training scheme. Between 2007 and 2009, the report shows the number of VET students completing [...]

By | 2012-03-23T10:15:34+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Education|0 Comments

Commercialisation Australia Scheme Changes

From today Australian entrepreneurs will not have to repay Early Stage Commercialisation grants for businesses developing a new product, process, or service. Additionally, the annual turnover limit for applicants will rise from $20 million to $50 million and access to skilled managers now have the option to apply for an Experienced Executives grant of up to [...]

Australia China Science And Research Fund

Australia-China research collaborations will benefit from an additional $18 million over the next three years, with the opening of a dedicated Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) this week. The Australian Government is committing $A9 million to the Australia-China Science and Research Fund from 2011-12, which will be matched by the Chinese Government. This is [...]

By | 2011-11-17T10:33:39+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Science Week

National Science Week will engage communities across Australia between 11-19 August 2012 and will be officially opened today by the Minister for Innovation, Senator Kim Carr. Through the Australian Government's Inspiring Australia initiative, $500,000 in grants of between $2,000 and $25,000 will be available for individual one-year projects. If you have a great idea, you [...]

By | 2011-11-08T10:35:35+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Education, Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

New Car Plan Awards $6.2 Million

The Government announced 4 Green Car Innovation Fund grants today which will bring new technologies, skills and job creation to Australian manufacturing. Over $6.2 million was awarded to component manufacturers CFusion, Toyoda Gosei Australia, Composite Materials Engineering and Hirotec. The components being developed to retool the automotive industry should help cars that are friendlier on the environment [...]

By | 2011-07-15T10:44:25+00:00 July 15th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

$2.6M Climate Change Adaptation Research Grants

The Government today announced $2.6 million in grants for priority research into the social, economic and institutional dimensions of climate change across Australia. The research projects funded under the Climate Change Adaptation Research Grants program will explore adaptation measures to prepare people and institutions from the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Some of these research projects [...]

By | 2011-07-06T11:08:18+00:00 July 6th, 2011|Climate Grants, Manufacturing Grants|0 Comments

TCF Scheme Handouts $2.5M

The Government announced today payments of $2.5m for 67 companies under the Government's Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Small Business Program to enable them to "refashion" their business enterprise culture with better business and management processes.  In announcing the successful recipients, Senator Carr said "By updating business processes, the 67 businesses stand a better chance of succeeding [...]

Linkage Project Scheme

The Linkage Projects scheme is a component of the ARC competitive grants suite which encourages partnerships with both local and overseas manufacturers and private enterprises. These partnerships help produce tangible, workable solutions to real issues, like climate change, health and national security.  31 Australian research institutions were recently awarded funding of $67 million.  They will partner with 436 national and [...]

By | 2011-05-30T11:25:24+00:00 May 30th, 2011|Small Business|0 Comments

Sunraysia TQUAL Grant

The Australian Government has agreed to contribute $100,000 under the TQUAL Grants program to the refurbishment of Peaka Homestead at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens at Mourquong near Mildura. Peaka Homestead adds to an already impressive collection of heritage buildings.  It provides a fully operational catering kitchen and training room for use by tourists and students [...]

By | 2011-05-05T11:11:35+00:00 May 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments