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9/12/2011
STEEL TRANSFORMATION PLAN OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Eligible companies will be able to apply for $164 million in competitiveness assistance advances under the Australian Government’s Steel Transformation Plan (STP) from today, despite the best efforts of the Coalition to block this assistance.

9/12/2011
NEW APPOINTMENT TO CSIRO BOARD
Professor Peter Høj, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia, has been appointed a part-time member to the CSIRO Board.

9/12/2011
$249 MILLION FOR UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS R&D PARTNERSHIPS
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr today announced a new $249 million package designed to help Australian industries become more competitive and create new job opportunities.

9/12/2011
2012 CRC FOCUS ON CLEAN TECH, SOCIAL INNOVATION AND REGIONS
The 15th Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) funding round next year will focus on clean manufacturing, social innovation and sustainable regional communities.

9/12/2011
USING TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE
A new federally funded Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will research new ways to use the internet, social media and other applications to help young Australians grow up safe, healthy and resilient.

8/12/2011
IIF HELPS CREATE LIFE-SAVING TECHNOLOGY
World-class Australian medical research backed by the Australian Government’s Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) has been recognised by winning last night’s major award in the inaugural The Australian Innovation Challenge.

8/12/2011
COALITION LATE TO THE PARTY ON RESEARCH EXCELLENCE
Labor today welcomes the Coalition’s belated interest in research excellence in Australian universities, but questions key aspects of its approach.

8/12/2011
SWINBURNE UNI LAUNCHES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES CENTRE
A $140 million state of the art advanced manufacturing teaching and research facility at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne will be a major boost to Australia’s manufacturing and materials industry.

7/12/2011
INVESTING IN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES
Up to $100 million will be invested in new, innovative companies as part of the Australian Government’s Innovation Investment Fund (IIF).

7/12/2011
CLOUD COMPUTING ADDS SILVER LINING TO TRANSFORM BUSINESS
Australia’s IT sector can be a global leader in developing cloud computing to drive innovation and national productivity gains, a report from an information technology (IT) industry advisory body has told the Government.

7/12/2011
WINNERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN INNOVATION CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED
The Australian, in association with Shell and with the support of the Federal Department of Innovation, tonight announced the winners of the inaugural $70,000 The Australian Innovation Challenge.

7/12/2011
INNOVATION IN AUSTRALIA: PEOPLE MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
Exhibitors have come together for the first nationwide showcase of the power of innovation – INNOVATION in AUSTRALIA: People Making the Difference.

6/12/2011
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND JOIN FORCES IN MARINE OBSERVATION
Improved knowledge of regional climate systems is one of the major benefits from a new agreement on marine observation and research between Australia and New Zealand.

6/12/2011
RETIREMENT OF HEATHER RIDOUT
Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr says Heather Ridout, the outgoing chief executive of the Australian Industry (Ai) Group, has been an outstanding leader and advocate on behalf of Australian business.

6/12/2011
A THANK YOU TO OUR AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL CEO
Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr today acknowledged the work of Australian Research Council (ARC) Chief Executive Officer Professor Margaret Sheil, who will leave the ARC to take up the prestigious position of University of Melbourne Provost.

6/12/2011
MORE SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIAN INNOVATORS
Starting tomorrow Australian entrepreneurs will not have to repay Early Stage Commercialisation grants for businesses developing a new product, process, or service.

5/12/2011
HEALTHY INVENTIONS WIN COMMERCIALISATION SUPPORT
Australian entrepreneurs whose projects could boost the nation’s health are among those who have won funding to help turn their inventions into commercial reality.

5/12/2011
REAL TIME SPEECH CAPTIONING DELIVERS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
People with hearing impairments could benefit greatly from a new Australian invention which delivers real time speech captioning to laptops, tablets, iPads and other web-enabled devices.

30/11/2011
PRIME MINISTER'S TASKFORCE ON MANUFACTURING
The Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing held its first meeting in Canberra today.

25/11/2011
INCREASED SUPPORT FOR TOURISM BUSINESSES
Tourism firms across the country will now have access to comprehensive business support that will help grow their businesses and keep jobs in the regional Australia.

25/11/2011
STRENGTHENING AUSTRALIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE RESOURCES SECTOR
The Australian Government’s $34.4 million Buy Australian at Home and Abroad initiative took another important step forward today with the formation of the Government’s newly assembled Resources Sector Supplier Advisory Forum.

24/11/2011
AUSTRALIA SIGNS UP TO NEWLY FORMED SKA ORGANISATION
Australia and New Zealand’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope took a step forward today with the formation of the SKA Organisation.

24/11/2011
THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL 3D HUMAN TISSUES BIOPRINTER
In a major medical breakthrough, an Australian company has developed the world’s first commercial 3D bioprinter, helping organisations working on tissue construction and organ replacement.

23/11/2011
RESEARCHERS IN BUSINESS HITS CENTURY MILESTONE
Over 100 researchers have worked with Australian businesses to solve problems and improve processes, thanks to Enterprise Connect’s Researchers in Business initiative.

23/11/2011
A BETTER PATENT SYSTEM TO SECURE AUSTRALIA’S PROSPERITY
Providing patent protection for innovators and researchers are the key aims of the Government’s response to three important reports into Australia’s patent system and gene patents.

22/11/2011
FRENCH-AUSTRALIAN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH SHOWCASED
A joint Australian-French symposium on biomedical research collaboration in Canberra today will focus on increasing researcher exchanges and enhancing research and training opportunities on health sciences and biomedicine.

22/11/2011
$148 MILLION TO ADDRESS MAJOR CHALLENGES FACING AUSTRALIA
Australia’s agricultural sector, automotive industry and urban water managers are among the communities who will benefit from $148 million in funding for new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

22/11/2011
ENSURING GREATER PARTICIPATION IN MAJOR INDUSTRY PROJECTS
Businesses, suppliers, unions and workers are invited to comment on the Gillard Labor Government’s plans to extend the operation of Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plans – a move that will create more opportunities for industry.

18/11/2011
THE NEXT BIG THING IN FLIGHT SIMULATION
More realistic, safer and less expensive flight simulation is now available for training commercial, fighter and helicopter pilots with new technology supported by the Gillard Labor Government.

18/11/2011
WORLD'S MOST BIO-SECURE LAB OPENS FOR BUSINESS
The world’s most advanced bio-secure laboratory was officially opened today at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong by the Minister for Innovation, Senator Kim Carr.

18/11/2011
BOEING DREAMLINER – LIGHTER, STRONGER AND ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Boeing’s latest long range twin engine aircraft, the Dreamliner, may be on its first visit to Australia this week, but not all of the aircraft’s parts are in the country for the first time.

17/11/2011
RESOURCES ENVOY SPREADS BUY AUSTRALIAN WORD TO NT AND WA
Key players in the resources industry in the Northern Territory and Western Australia will have the opportunity next week to meet with the Resources Sector Supplier Envoy, Peter Beattie.

17/11/2011
COLLABORATION FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH
Early detection and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders and psychoses will come a step closer with today’s official launch of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Mental Health.

16/11/2011
AUSTRALIA CHINA SCIENCE AND RESEARCH FUND OPENS TO APPLICATIONS
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.

14/11/2011
STARTING — AND KEEPING — RESEARCHERS ON THE PATH OF DISCOVERY
Gillard Labor Government is investing over $248 million in funding for 480 talented researchers through the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) schemes.

11/11/2011
SERVING RAAF OFFICER AMONG 10 TO RECEIVE MONASH SCHOLARSHIPS
An Air Force Officer, a Chinese-speaking lawyer and a school teacher are among 10 of Australia’s finest young minds who will benefit from the 2012 General Sir John Monash Scholarships for academic excellence and leadership announced today.

11/11/2011
A FINE RESOLUTION FOR MANAGING OUR WATER
Australia’s ability to manage our land and water will be greatly enhanced by new digital topographic information, providing the best ever way to map our continent.

10/11/2011
STEM CELLS MAY HOLD THE ANSWERS
New therapeutic approaches to multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke and heart disease may be discovered at the new $21 million Stem Cells Australia research initiative.

9/11/2011
COALITION TURNS ITS BACK ON STEEL WORKERS
The Gillard Government has made it clear that it stands shoulder to shoulder with the steel industry, its workers and the regions it supports, said the Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr.

9/11/2011
BOOK INDUSTRY RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTED TO GOVERNMENT
The Australian Government will give detailed consideration to 21 recommendations contained in a report released today by the Book Industry Strategy Group, established by Senator Carr in April 2010.

9/11/2011
STARCH GETS A BETTER RAP FROM AUSSIE NUCLEAR SCIENCE
An Australian invention which monitors the behaviour of starches as they are cooked could revolutionise food manufacturing processes. The neutron Rapid Visco Analyser or nRVA will allow manufacturers to establish the best way to cook and process starches.

8/11/2011
EXTENSIVE SUPPORT FOR JOBS AND SMALL BUSINESS
The Gillard Labor Government will provide extensive support for jobs, competitiveness and innovation in Australian manufacturing as it moves to the low-carbon global economy of the future, as well as extra tax relief for small business.

8/11/2011
CELEBRATING OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS ACADEMICS AND STAFF
Outstanding indigenous scholars and staff are meeting in Canberra this week at an event that celebrates indigenous participation in higher education and help to improve participation levels.

7/11/2011
GREEN BUILDING ENERGY UPGRADE TO ACHIEVE WORLD’S BEST PRACTICE
Innovative Australian technologies will see a 25-year-old North Sydney commercial office building cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent, after a $5 million energy efficiency upgrade.

7/11/2011
OZ-DESIGNED CRUZE HATCHBACK ROLLS OFF THE ASSEMBLY LINE
The Australian-designed Holden Cruze hatchback has started rolling off General Motors Holden’s production line in Adelaide, marking a new era for Australia’s first carmaker.

7/11/2011
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK GRANTS OPEN
Minister for Innovation Senator Kim Carr today officially opened the grant round for funding 2012 National Science Week events.

4/11/2011
CLEANTECH AND ICT INVENTIONS WIN BACKING
Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, today announced $3.7 million to support nine inventions through the Commercialisation Australia program.

4/11/2011
VICTORIAN UNIS WORK TOGETHER TO HELP REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
A $6 million research project by a group of Victorian Universities into the issues facing regional Australia was launched by Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr in Ballarat.

4/11/2011
NEW CHAIR APPOINTED TO THE AUSTRALIAN BUILDING CODES BOARD
Former Victorian Deputy Premier the Hon John Thwaites has been appointed as chair of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB).

3/11/2011
MAXIMISING THE INNOVATION DIVIDEND
Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, will lead a new committee to guide Australian Government research investment, ensuring it meets the nation’s strategic priorities and delivers long-term prosperity and security.

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