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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

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

Jobs And Competitiveness Program

The $9.2 billion Jobs and Competitiveness Program legislative was passed by the Senate today and is designed to assist industries like aluminium, steel, cement, lead and zinc, glass making, LNG and paper manufacturing. This Program focuses on emissions intensive and trade exposed activities which release high levels of carbon pollution but have difficulty passing on [...]

By | 2019-07-29T10:46:36+10:00 November 8th, 2011|Climate Grants|Comments Off on Jobs And Competitiveness Program

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

Research Infrastructure Grant Round 2

The role of the Education Investment Fund (EIF) is to build a modern, productive, internationally competitive economy by supporting world-leading, strategically focused infrastructure investment. It has invested more than $1.6 billion into research infrastructure projects since 2008. The recent funding of a $17.5 million for the Centre at University of Melbourne under round 2 of the EIF will bring together [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:07:09+10:00 October 4th, 2011|Education|Comments Off on Research Infrastructure Grant Round 2

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

R&D Tax Incentive Seminars

Pattens Group will be conducting information sessions to help businesses learn how to access and best use the new R&D Tax Incentive to drive the development of new ideas, products and processes.  We encourage all business owners to attend as the R&D Tax Incentive can be an invaluable source of funding for developing creativity in Australian [...]

By | 2019-07-29T12:43:35+10:00 September 4th, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on R&D Tax Incentive Seminars