Eleven Queensland small businesses will get grant funding under the latest round of the Accelerate Small Business Grants Program. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman at the Sofi Spritz head office in Brisbane today announced these small businesses will receive assistance to engage with experts to help their business grow and create jobs. “Small … Continue reading More support for QLD SMEs
Companies developing new ways to diagnose cancer, platforms to connect work and learning, next generation WiFi chips and quantum computing firmware are among the first to receive investment from Main Sequence Ventures, manager of the $200 million CSIRO Innovation Fund. Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said the launch … Continue reading CSIRO innovation fund to harness Australian innovation
In a news release earlier this week, the Andrews Labor Government is creating thousands of local jobs and using Victorian businesses to build the biggest public transport project in Victorian history – the Metro Tunnel. This was announced when Premier Daniel Andrews visited Spotswood’s Rail Centre to meet with apprentices and workers to announce the jobs … Continue reading Melbourne Metro Tunnel to see creation of 7000 jobs
The long-awaited Innovative Manufacturing CRC will get underway in earnest this month, during a period in which the spotlight is very much on getting more bang for the country’s research buck. Brent Balinski spoke to the UTS’s Professor Roy Green about Australia’s innovation system.
Austech, Australia’s premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool exhibition, has invited small to medium manufacturing local businesses to participate in the new and extended Manufacturers Pavilion.
According to the recent Bibby barometer small business survey only 20% of small and medium businesses (SMEs) plan to invest in their businesses in the coming year, down from 30% in February 2012 and 33% in July 2011.
Small and Medium Enterprises will have more opportunity to build their capabilities from resources projects after today’s Third Resources Sector Supplier Advisory Forum according to minister.ret.gov.au
In the past 12 months the survival of 22% of SMEs was threatened due to cash flow shortages, according to the latest Bibby Barometer Small Business Survey.