Rockhampton Manufacturing Hub has been officially opened by Minister for Manufacturing Cameron Dick, unlocking opportunities for local manufacturers to grow and improve their competitive edge. While the hub has been operational since April 2019, Minister Dick officially opened the Rockhampton Manufacturing Hub on Tuesday. “Manufacturing in Central Queensland is already thriving, employing more than 5000 … Continue reading Queensland government opens $10 million manufacturing hub
The federal government has opened applications for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) grants for organisations and businesses to partner with other businesses, experts, schools and community organisations to deliver STEM initiatives for young people. Federal industry, science and technology minister Karen Andrews, who announced the opening of applications for Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement … Continue reading Applications open for STEM grants
Businesses can now apply for the second round of the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants (AILAG). The $4.5 million in funding can be used by applicants to conduct automotive product design, development, and testing at specialised facilities. According to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, the grants are designed to allow businesses to … Continue reading Automotive grants open for manufacturers
The Australian federal government will conduct a review into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) to grow the total value of Australian exports. Targeted at SMEs, the grants provide financial assistance to help businesses that currently export and those that hope to do so. Through the review, the effectiveness of the grants in the current … Continue reading Export program under review
Australian researchers and businesses will receive up to $50,000 in funding from the Federal Government to take their products global under the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Karen Andrews, minister for industry, science, and technology, says the grants are designed to strengthen international partnerships between small businesses and researchers. “The grants will help develop … Continue reading Government grant builds global connections
Defence-related businesses may be eligible for a grant of up to $1 million to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s stated Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities. The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants aim to ensure Australian businesses have the capacity and resilience to support Defence’s most critical capabilities. The Centre for Defence Industry Capability … Continue reading Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants now available
The Federal Government has shortlisted six new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) as part of the 20th round of the CRC Program (CRC-P). The CRC grants support medium to long term industry-led collaborations to solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes. The Australian Government has committed a total of $731 million over four years for the … Continue reading Six new applicants shortlisted for CRC Program
The Western Australian government has announced 23 local businesses as the winners of the 2018 Innovation Vouchers Program. The program, an initiative of the state government’s New Industries Fund, enables small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to improve their capability and commercialise their innovations through the support of the state government. The successful applicants, who were chosen … Continue reading WA provides innovation grants to local SMEs
The Medical Technology, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical (MTP) Industry Growth Centre (MTPConnect) in conjunction with the Western Australian Government and The University of Western Australia (UWA), has announced the establishment of the Western Australian Node (the WA Node) of MTPConnect in Perth, to support the state’s burgeoning life sciences sector. The WA Node of MTPConnect was launched … Continue reading MTPConnect launches Western Australian Node
Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said during a visit to students at Warrigal Road State School that the latest round of small business grants will help local businesses to thrive and grow, leading to more jobs for Queenslanders, according to the Queensland state government’s website. “We know the first few years can … Continue reading Grants available to help small businesses get a kickstart
A report by the South Australian government has said that a new technology in South Australia that will make it more affordable to convert agricultural waste into high value activated carbon could soon be on the market with a $217,000 State Government grant. Adelaide based company ByGen’s breakthrough product has the potential to convert millions … Continue reading ByGen activated carbon tech breakthrough
The Deloitte Access Economics quarterly business outlook report, has found that small business and consumer confidence is strong in South Australia, while investment in the renewable energy sector is also on the rise. According to the report, small business confidence in SA is at its best since 2013 and the new business survival rate is higher than in … Continue reading Key report shows SA business and consumer confidence strong
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
Swinburne researchers have secured $3.45 million in funding to continue work on a project investigating energy storage alternatives using graphene oxide – the lightest, strongest and most electrically conductive material to be discovered and reportedly, according to the researchers, has the potential to revolutionise manufacturing across all industries. Researchers at the university will receive the … Continue reading Swinburne researchers receive $3.45m gov grant for energy research
The Victorian state government is helping local companies impacted by the closure of automotive manufacturing transform the way they do business and open up new opportunities. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton to announce $662,000 worth of assistance to 16 businesses under the Automotive Supply Chain Transition Program. Carroll … Continue reading Vic gov support for auto manufacturing
Last week, the Ministry of Industry, Innovation and Science announced that 18 Australian researchers and 11 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will share in $1.4 million in government grants to meet and collaborate with global partners to progress their ideas. Minister Arthur Sinodinos said that the grants, under the Global Connections Fund, will provide seed funding to help viable … Continue reading $1.4 million in grants to help Australian researchers and SMEs go global
AUSINDUSTRY is offering free workshops to help manufacturers within the textile, clothing and footwear industry apply for Australian Government grants.
Two South Australian auto parts makers, Precise Global and Quality Plastics and Tooling, have received $1.18 million to help them diversify what they make and upgrade their facilities.
The Victorian coalition government is urging the federal government to back its commitment of $4 million for a new program to support investment in the Geelong region.
Melbourne-based Metallic Waste Solutions has been awarded close to $2 million in Federal Government funding to build a commercial scale pilot plant to recover zinc by-products at its Adelaide steel recycling plant.