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New Single Business Service

You may have noticed the AusIndustry website is no longer active. As part of the government’s consolidation of services the single access point for most government activities, including grants, is now www.business.gov.au The new Single Business Service has necessitated that the previous Case Managers for Commercialisation Australia and Enterprise Connect are now part of AusIndustry [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:48:39+11:00 July 1st, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business, Venture Capital|Comments Off on New Single Business Service

Grant Cancellations

The new Liberal government is beginning to make announcements to the changes of the various grant schemes. Many of the different grants have been marked for cancellation as a means of "ending Labor's waste and reckless spending". Full details can be found at media release Our Plan to get the Budget under Control. Schemes to [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:05:23+11:00 September 24th, 2013|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Grant Cancellations

CEFC Clean Energy Grants

Oliver Yates has been appointed the head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation's (CEFC) board. The former Macquarie Group banker will be responsible for managing how $13 billion in green investments will be allocated. The scheme is to drive clean energy products and is expected to drive around $100 billion in investments in the renewables sector over the period [...]

By | 2012-11-25T14:04:43+11:00 November 25th, 2012|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Venture Capital|Comments Off on CEFC Clean Energy Grants

Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Grants

The ABIR Program is a competitive one-stage, merit-based program offering grant funding to selected projects undertaking activities that build the investment case for significant and scalable pre-commercial demonstration projects for the production of high energy, drop-in advanced biofuels in Australia. Projects under the ABIR Program may include, but are not limited to, pre-feasibility, feasibility and [...]

By | 2019-07-29T12:22:17+11:00 March 26th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Advanced Biofuels Investment Readiness Grants

Inspiring Australia With $5 Million

The latest round of Inspiring Australia : Unlocking Australia's Potential grant will provide $5 million available across three categories for projects to be delivered between 2012 and 2014. It is intended to fund a collection of projects that provide a good mix of activities with a variety of approaches, audiences, locations and topics. This [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:51:05+11:00 January 6th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Inspiring Australia With $5 Million

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+11:00 December 9th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Steel Transformation Plan Open

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 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:44:53+11:00 December 7th, 2011|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants|Comments Off on Commercialisation Australia Scheme Changes

CRC’s Awarded $148M For 2011

The successful applicants of this year’s CRC selection round were announced today.  Only 6 applications were successful from the 26 applications received. The agricultural sector, automotive industry and urban water managers were among the communities who will benefit from the recent decision. The successful CRCs are: Automotive Australia 2020 CRC ($26 million): will undertake research programs [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:59:50+11:00 November 22nd, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on CRC’s Awarded $148M For 2011

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, [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:04:23+11:00 November 8th, 2011|Education, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on National Science Week

Small Business Is Big Business

A new report released today confirms the significance of Australia’s two million small businesses to the Australian economy.  The research reinforces the essential and vital a role the small business sector plays in Australia’s economic life.  The report was compiled by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:49:53+11:00 October 31st, 2011|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Small Business Is Big Business