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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+10:00 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+10:00 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+10:00 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+10:00 October 31st, 2011|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Small Business Is Big Business

Illawarra Region Innovation & Investment Fund R1

The first round of the Illawarra Region Innovation and Investment Fund (IRIIF) is now open to applications. The closing date for Round 1 applications is Friday, 16th December 2011 at 5pm AEDST.  For more details or support, please contact the Pattens grants team.

By | 2019-07-29T12:36:04+10:00 October 18th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Illawarra Region Innovation & Investment Fund R1

R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee

The Government announced today the appointment of "experts" from across small business and industry will oversee Australia's new R&D Tax Incentive.   The new R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee has been established to ensure the program provides the intended benefits to Australian industry from increased investment in research and development.  The R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:52:42+10:00 October 13th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on R&D Tax Incentive Advisory Committee

Commercialisation Australia Scheme Axed

The Commercialisation Australia Scheme (CAS) may be axed as early as next April 2012 and replaced in some part by the Clean Technology Program (CTP). The CTP is designed to provide support for manufacturers through three components: the Clean Technology Investment Program, Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program, and the Clean Technology Innovation Program. The suite of sub-programs are [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:17:19+10:00 October 7th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Commercialisation Australia Scheme Axed

Pattens Group Wins Industry Award

The 2011 Import Export Show was held last week in Sydney, showcasing services and support available to assist importers and exporters with their international business engagement and development. The show provided a great insight into the growth of the Import Export industry and provided opportunities for attendees to seek advice and put thoughts into [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:58:40+10:00 September 15th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Pattens Group Wins Industry Award

Illawarra Region Innovation And Investment Fund

The Government's new $30 million Illawarra Region Innovation and Investment Fund, announced last week in response to job losses at BlueScope Steel, specifically targets firms providing: engineering, construction and support services to heavy process manufacturing and the mining industry; manufacturing for the power, mining and transport sectors; engineered equipment for oil, gas and downstream industries; [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:54:20+10:00 September 1st, 2011|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Illawarra Region Innovation And Investment Fund

Australian Innovation Challenge

The Australian Innovation Challenge opened today offering $70,000 in prizes for Australia's best creativity and ingenuity from inventors which will be showcased across the country. Australians are considered creative and resilient people who are able to compete with the best and brightest in the world, even during the most difficult of times. Our capacity to negotiate our way through [...]

By | 2019-07-29T12:38:20+10:00 August 22nd, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|Comments Off on Australian Innovation Challenge