Towards 3% R&D – Boosting industry and research collaboration, by Dr Tony Peacock

With business and direct government spending on R&D falling, and only university research rising, our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – turns to collaboration between industry and public sector researchers. By Dr Tony Peacock. If Australia is to turbocharge our R&D to reach 3% of GDP, businesses will have…

Powering Australia industry growth centre announced

The federal government has awarded $14 million to Powering Australia Limited to establish the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre to help Australian businesses manufacture renewable energy technologies. The Centre which stems from the Energy Storage CRC and Curtin University will fund activities and provide services to: help commercialise locally manufactured renewable energy technologies and ideas…

Non profits to join Industry Growth Program

The federal government has announced that not-for-profit industry organisations can now apply for grants to provide expert, sector-specific advice to startups and scaleups taking part in its $392.4 million Industry Growth Program. The programme, a replacement for the six Industry Growth Centres (IGCs), will now make available Industry Partner Organisation (IPO) grants of between $500,000…

Do you have the right risk appetite? Applications open for grants up to $5 million through new Industry Growth Program

The new Industry Growth Program – worth $392 million, aimed at assisting startups and SMEs with commercialisation, and announced in the May federal budget – is now open for applications. The IGP provides matched funding through grants worth between $50,000 and $5 million, supporting development of an “innovative product, process or service” that is either…