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Steel Transformation Plan Open

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.  The Steel Transformation Plan comes into effect following Royal Assent to the Clean Energy Bills and the Steel Transformation [...]

By | 2019-07-29T12:26:10+10:00 December 9th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Steel Transformation Plan Open

Collaborative Solutions Program Round 2

The NSW government has called for applications for the second round of its collaborative solutions program with a project to focus on the development of mobile technologies to improve government services. This round of the program, called Mobile Government, will provide up to $1 million over the next year to support between 5 and 10 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:36:22+10:00 November 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Collaborative Solutions Program Round 2

$66M Education Investment Fund Grant

The Australian Government will provide grant funding of $66.5 million to world-leading research to help build one of the largest solar power plants in the world in northwest New South Wales - creating jobs, strengthening industry-research partnerships and securing Australia's clean energy future.   Announcing the Education Investment Fund (EIF) grant today, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr [...]

By | 2019-07-29T12:45:09+10:00 July 22nd, 2011|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on $66M Education Investment Fund Grant

2011 EMDG Initial Payment Increased

The Trade Minister, Craig Emerson announced the initial payment ceiling for the EMDG scheme will be increased to $50,000 for the 2011 grant year which just ended, compared with the pathetic $27,500 which was paid in 2010. In making the announcement the Minister suggested the reduced demand for EMDG grants over the previous grant year, coupled with changes to [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:15:46+10:00 June 30th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on 2011 EMDG Initial Payment Increased

TCF Strategic Capability Program 2nd Round

Applications for the second round of the TCF Strategic Capability Program opened today.  The program will allow TCF manufacturers can receive at least $250,000 to innovate so they could thrive in a low carbon economy and make their business stronger, greener and more competitive.  In the first round, the Government partnered with ten companies to progress [...]

By | 2019-08-06T17:46:40+10:00 June 8th, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on TCF Strategic Capability Program 2nd Round

New Australian Patent Database

The work of numerous Aussie inventors can now be accessed online thanks to the latest addition to AusPat, a database of patent records dating back to that first patent issued under Commonwealth legislation.  The new information may help modern day innovators by making it easier to find patented inventions, and provide a pool of priceless information [...]

By | 2019-08-06T17:51:27+10:00 May 22nd, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on New Australian Patent Database


The Federal and South Australian Governments are offering investment of $12 million through the South-East South Australia Innovation and Investment Fund (SE SAIIF) to encourage businesses in South Australia's south-east to boost jobs and innovation. The Fund is a joint initiative between the Australian and the South Australian governments and it is expected the investment will create new [...]

By | 2019-08-06T18:16:21+10:00 May 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SESAIIF

Tasmania ICT Centre Extended

The Tasmanian ICT Centre will be extended for a further five years from 2011-12 through a $50 million package to help Tasmania build the skills and tools needed to benefit from the digital age. The Labor Government is investing $40 million in vital research into enabling technologies that will help Tasmania explore possible benefits of the National [...]

By | 2019-08-06T18:26:19+10:00 May 1st, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on Tasmania ICT Centre Extended

Planning For Export Panel Discussion

Join the NSW Industry & Innovation April discussion where a panel of experienced exporters will debate the topic and provide tips on how you can identify and manage planning challenges, create and implement successful planning strategies. When:           Wednesday, 27 April 2011 Where:         Hamilton Room, MLC Centre Level 47 - 19 Martin Place SYDNEY, 2000 This event [...]

By | 2019-08-06T18:28:25+10:00 April 15th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Planning For Export Panel Discussion

Preparing For Exporting

If you are serious about business you should at least consider exporting. Here are some useful tips to prepare your business to successfully export: Build A Corporate International Image Talk To Others, learn from their experience Learn About Export/Import Regulations And Terms Of Trade Hire experienced people or train your staff Get an international [...]

By | 2019-08-06T17:12:59+10:00 April 11th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Preparing For Exporting