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Mar 2023

Diversity in STEM dialogue starter: have your say

We’re starting a conversation about diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Share your experiences, stories and insights with us.
Feb 2023

Australia's science and research priorities conversation starter: have your say

We’re starting a national conversation to shape Australia’s science and research priorities and statement. Have your say until 31 March 2023.
Mar 2023

National Science Week grants for primary and secondary schools: apply now

The Australian Science Teachers Assocation (ASTA) has been provided $980,000 to deliver National Science Week grants and teaching resources over the next few years. Apply now for 2023 funding.
Mar 2023 Australian Space Agency

International Space Investment India Projects grants now open

International Space Investment India Projects grants are now open. Information events on the grants are also open for registration.

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Mar 2023 Australian Space Agency

Historic NASA trip to Australia

The two most senior people from NASA led a delegation in Australia during the week of 20 March.
Mar 2023

It’s a wrap on Science Meets Parliament for 2023

A wrap-up of Australia’s most powerful event connecting STEM experts, policymakers and federal parliamentarians that took place in Canberra between 7-23 March.
Mar 2023

Australian hypersonic spaceplane technology ready for export to the USA

An Australian startup developing reusable hypersonic spaceplanes has landed a prestigious US Department of Defense contract.
Mar 2023 Australian Space Agency

National Indigenous Space Academy launched

A new space internship program will give Indigenous Australian university students the opportunity to study at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mar 2023 Australian Space Agency

Space industry partners chosen for Australia’s first Moon mission

Two consortiums of local space businesses and researchers will design rovers for Australia’s first mission to the Moon in partnership with NASA.
Mar 2023 National Measurement Institute

Trade measurement inspectors visit meat, poultry and seafood retailers across Australia

National Measurement Institute (NMI) Trade Measurement Inspectors are out in force this week undertaking a major compliance audit of meat, poultry and seafood retailers.
Mar 2023

National Science Week grants for primary and secondary schools: apply now

The Australian Science Teachers Assocation (ASTA) has been provided $980,000 to deliver National Science Week grants and teaching resources over the next few years. Apply now for 2023 funding.
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6 July 2021

BizLab Academy now available through APS Academy

The BizLab Academy HCD 1.01 training program has been handed over to the APS Academy.
8 January 2021

A look back at Innovation Month 2020

Innovation Month 2020 was the last event and our department is proud to have brought it to you. We’ve compiled our top takeaways and videos.
8 January 2021

Tools for innovation in the Australian public sector

Innovators need the right tools. We’ve selected some of the best toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation.
8 January 2021

Research on innovation in the Australian public sector

Some of the most useful research on public sector innovation in Australia and around the world over the past few years.
4 December 2020

A festive wrap-up of innovation gifts

We’ve wrapped up this year’s public sector innovation network stories and themes for you.
20 November 2020

Skills and mindsets for the new abnormal

From bushfires and pandemics, to economic and social aftershocks, the public sector is also having to come to grips with a new normal that is anything but.
6 November 2020

Word to the wise: your forms could be WISER

If you have to interact with government, you’ll probs have to fill out a form. BETA shared how they make these forms a bit WISER…
23 October 2020

Agile is not a dirty word

Chances are, sometime in the last decade, you’ve probably heard someone telling you you need to be more ‘agile’, but what does that even mean?
23 October 2020

Want to go Agile? Here’s how

Agile project management is a super helpful way to organise your thoughts and work practices. Here's a quick explainer that breaks down the basics.
2 October 2020

Bad meetings begone!

It’s a truth, universally acknowledged, that a team with a meeting is in want of a facilitator. Or at least it should be.
18 September 2020

Don’t reinvent the hoop

In government we ask people to jump through lots of hoops. We learnt how some of these were thrown away using APIs.
4 September 2020

X-ray vision: an APS world-first innovation

A team at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment looked outside their own industry for inspiration. The result? A world-first innovation to detect goods that may harbour pests and diseases.