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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+10:00 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You may have noticed the AusIndustry website is no longer active.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+10:00 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

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+11:00 November 19th, 2012|Small Business|Comments Off on Pattens on Kochie’s Business Builders

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 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:27:08+10:00 December 9th, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on Industry Transformation Research Program

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 [...]

By | 2019-07-29T11:32:34+10:00 December 8th, 2011|Small Business|Comments Off on Innovation Investment Fund To Get $100 Million

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

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

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