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Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

The Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Program commenced on 1 July 2014 predominantly replacing Enterprise Connect, Researchers in Business and Commercialisation Australia.. This program will be delivered through AusIndustry with a new Single Business Service www.business.gov.au to streamline the way businesses access government information and services. The three proposed streams of the program are: Business Management Research Connections [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:54:59+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business, Venture Capital|Comments Off on Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program

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You may have noticed the AusIndustry website is no longer active.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+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business, Venture Capital|Comments Off on New Single Business Service

2014 Federal Budget Summary

The budget has closed Commercialisation Australia to new applications. Full applications submitted and accepted on or before 21 March 2014 will be assessed, and if meritorious against the assessment criteria they will be funded. All existing recipients of CA will still continue to be funded. A new Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme will replace: Australian Industry Participation [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:52:31+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Government|Comments Off on 2014 Federal Budget Summary

EMDG gets $50m Boost

The government has allocated an additional $50m towards the successful Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) boost to help SME’s expand their export markets. Other changes to the EMDG scheme announced will see the expense threshold reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 which reduces the minimum expenditure for an eligible claim from $20,000 to $15,000. The number [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:53:45+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on EMDG gets $50m Boost

Clean Technology Programs Closure

AusIndustry has been sending out letters lately informing the official closure of the Clean Technology Programs. The current Australian Government has committed to abolishing the carbon tax and they expect in doing so they will lower the costs for Australian businesses and manufacturers. This will hopefully promote growth and costs. As such, the Australian Government [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:05:38+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Climate Grants|Comments Off on Clean Technology Programs Closure

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+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Grant Cancellations

Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants

The 2013 TIRF Grants Round 2 have been launched. The Minister Assisting on Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell launched the competitive merit-based TIRF Grants Program on Monday 23 June 2013. The grants range from $50,000–$250,000 (GST exclusive) and are  matched dollar-for-dollar funding basis for the purpose of aiding tourism operators to improve the quality and [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:04:58+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Tourism Industry Regional Development Fund (TIRF) Grants

Clean Technology Grants

The latest update from the Minister of Innovation is as follows: The Gillard Government is helping one of southern Queensland's major meat manufacturers to invest in new, clean technology to improve its production efficiency and cut energy costs throughout its operations. A $6.2 million grant from the Gillard Government's Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment [...]

By | 2013-11-13T17:04:25+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Climate Grants, Manufacturing Grants|Comments Off on Clean Technology Grants

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

Pattens on Kochie’s Business Builders

Pattens Group has appeared on the most recent episode of Kochie's Business Builders (Season 6, Episode 6). Bruce gives expert advice on how to obtain Australian grants. The episode can be viewed online at Yahoo7 Finance - Kochie's Business Builders.

By | 2012-11-24T20:52:03+00:00 November 19th, 2012|Small Business|Comments Off on Pattens on Kochie’s Business Builders