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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 front-end [...]

By | 2012-03-26T10:13:19+00:00 March 26th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

VET Expansion Planned

The recently released annual national report of the Australian VET system revealed there were 1.8 million VET students in 2010-that's an increase of 5.4 per cent on the previous year under the Government's $11.1 billion investment in vocational education and training scheme. Between 2007 and 2009, the report shows the number of VET students completing [...]

By | 2012-03-23T10:15:34+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Education|0 Comments

Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme Closing

The Government has announced that on 30 June 2012, the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme will close.  The Government has paid over $320 million under the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme to help more than 250,000 Australian households replace older, more carbon polluting hot water systems with renewable, climate-friendly alternatives. To be eligible for the rebate before the scheme [...]

By | 2012-02-28T10:19:46+00:00 February 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Light For Clean Technology Investment Program

The Government today announced details of the long awaited Clean Technology Investment Program.  The CITP will provide $1 billion in funding for manufacturers to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution and also help manufacturers buy new plant and equipment which cuts their energy costs or reduces carbon pollution. The CITP comprises the $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and [...]

By | 2012-02-16T10:22:27+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

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 grant [...]

By | 2012-01-06T10:23:56+00:00 January 6th, 2012|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Industry Transformation Research Program

The Government announced the Industry Transformation Research Program today.  This new $249 million package is designed to help Australian industries become more competitive and create new job opportunities. The Industry Transformation Research Program and cadetship package includes: More than 1,000 engineering cadetships over the next four years so students can get the work experience they need [...]

By | 2011-12-09T10:39:31+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Small Business|0 Comments

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 Plan [...]

By | 2011-12-09T10:26:51+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Round 15 CRC Program Announced

The 15th Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) funding round for 2012 will focus on clean manufacturing, social innovation and sustainable regional communities which are seen to represent significant challenges for our nation and are vital to our economic and social prosperity. In the 15th selection round, the CRC committee will place a particular focus on applications [...]

By | 2011-12-09T10:24:58+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Climate Grants|0 Comments

Innovation Investment Fund To Get $100 Million

Up to $100 million will be invested in new, innovative companies as part of the Australian Government's Innovation Investment Fund (IIF).   The final tranche of IIF Round three of $100 million will lead to $200 million of venture capital for early-stage investments which reduces the financial risk to larger venture capital funds with the capacity to make significant longer-term [...]

By | 2011-12-08T10:28:19+00:00 December 8th, 2011|Small Business|0 Comments

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 to [...]