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VicRoads on the highway to innovation

13 December 2017

The future of driving was on show today at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, as VicRoads tested a highly automated driving (HAD) vehicle fitted with world-first satellite positioning technology.

Increasing community STEM participation

12 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Community and youth participation in STEM activities across Victoria is set to rise thanks to an injection of funds from the Australian Government.

First Nations peoples critical to developing northern Australia

11 December 2017

The voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the development of Northern Australia has been further strengthened through the establishment of a reference group made up of senior Indigenous leaders from across the nation’s north.

Kimba consultative committee announced

11 December 2017

The Kimba Consultative Committee has been appointed, and includes 14 members plus an Independent Convenor and a Deputy Convenor.

CSIRO flicks the 'ON' switch to fast track emerging technologies

8 December 2017

A detection system to keep prawns safe from pests, a smarter smaller wind turbine and wearable tech that can screen for gut disorders are some of the emerging technologies that will be fast-tracked though the next round of Australia’s national sci-tech accelerator, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO’.

Innovation is driving Australia's future

7 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Today marks two years since the Prime Minister launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), setting a vision for Australia as a world leader in innovation.

Dialogue to bolster Australia-US business and research links

6 December 2017

The Australian Government has signed an agreement with the United States Council on Competitiveness that supports efforts to strengthen business and research links between both nations.

$33 million for CRC Projects to tackle diverse industry problems

6 December 2017

Better barramundi breeding, disease resistant bananas, a portable brain scanner for early stroke detection and a process to turn waste plastics into spectacle frames are amongst 15 highly diverse industry-led projects to receive a $33 million investment from the Australian Government.

State of the (Innovation) Nation

6 December 2017

There are more than 10,000 high-growth firms in Australia at any given time and these firms make a disproportionate contribution to the country’s jobs and growth, according to an Australian Government report released today.

Gas sale agreement a win for the east coast

1 December 2017

Improved gas supply security and approximately 1000 new jobs will be created in Queensland thanks to a new deal announced today.