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Jan 2024

The Australian Government’s interim response to safe and responsible AI consultation

Find out how community feedback will influence regulation of AI in Australia.
Jan 2024

New grant funding round open for industry-led research collaborations

Applications are now open for round 25 of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants program.
Jan 2024

Grants of up to $15,000 available for young Aussies in STEM

The sponsorship grants fund young Australians to take part in virtual or in-person STEM events.
Dec 2023

$17 million to boost AI adoption by SMEs

The AI Adopt Program will fund centres to help Australian businesses adopt artificial intelligence (AI). Applications close 29 January 2024.

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Feb 2024

Funding for solutions using renewables and low emissions

$7.5 million in BRII grants to boost small business innovation. Applications close 3 April 2024.
Feb 2024

$14 million to help Australian businesses manufacture renewable energy technologies

The Australian Government has named the recipient of the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre grant following a competitive process in 2023.
Feb 2024 Critical Minerals Office

$40 million to support critical minerals projects in Australia

International Partnerships in Critical Minerals grants will provide co-funding for Australian projects. Applications now open.
Feb 2024

New expert group will help guide the future of safe and responsible AI in Australia

The temporary group is part of the Australian Government’s interim response to the safe and responsible AI consultation.
Feb 2024

Success stories for quantum in Australia

From quantum computing capital raises to quantum tech in space, here’s a round up of achievements from quantum leaders.
Feb 2024

Towards a global quantum ecosystem

Australia and other countries have been progressing the global quantum ecosystem as part of the Multilateral Dialogue on Quantum (MDQ).
Feb 2024

Australia and Singapore show compatibility between AI governance frameworks

We worked with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and industry partners National Australian Bank (NAB) and Tookitaki to test both country’s AI ethics principles. The collaboration aimed to work...

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27 October 2023 Australian Space Agency

Australia and US formalise Technology Safeguards Agreement

The Hon Dr Kevin Rudd AC, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States signed the treaty-level agreement in Washington.
25 October 2023

Getting ready for the Osaka World Expo 2025

Our department will contribute to the Australian presence at the next World Expo in Osaka, Japan.
20 October 2023

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué October 2023

Commonwealth, State and Territory Building Ministers met today to discuss the next iteration of the National Construction Code and feedback received from industry.
20 October 2023

Read our 2022–23 annual report

The report outlines our work and performance for the last financial year.
17 October 2023 Australian Space Agency

Keeping rocket engines cool with 3D-printed technology

Conflux Technology is taking world-class heat exchange systems to the global space market.
16 October 2023

Revealing the recipients of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science!

The Australian science, innovation and education communities came together tonight to celebrate outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and science teaching.
9 October 2023

Where are our Prime Minister's Prizes for Science alumni now?

Each year we recognise outstanding Australian scientists, innovators and educators at the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science. Find out how these inspiring role models are continuing to blaze trails and achieve breakthroughs in their fields.
9 October 2023

Women and girls in STEM: Verity Normington

From a mining area in South Australia to Geoscience Australia, geologist Dr Verity Normington's career path wasn’t always easy.
6 October 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia drives global critical minerals policy at international summit

Ministers, industry leaders and civil society meet in Paris to galvanise action on global critical minerals supply chains.
4 October 2023

2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science celebrates Australian science on 16 October

We’ll recognise excellence among scientists, innovators and educators in science and technology fields. Follow us on Twitter/X, Facebook, LinkedIn and #PMPrizes for all the latest news about the 2023 recipients.
3 October 2023 Office of the Chief Economist

Australia resources and energy exports set to fall back in 2023–24

Commodity export earnings are forecast to fall from last year’s record $467 billion to $400 billion in 2023–24 and $352 billion by 2024–25.
3 October 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia and France sign bilateral agreement on critical minerals

The Bilateral Dialogue on Critical Minerals signals stronger cooperation between the 2 countries.