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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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8 January 2024 Critical Minerals Office

Critical minerals and rare earths research projects receive $22 million

The Australian Government is funding 3 innovative research projects through the Australian Critical Minerals Research and Development Hub.
21 December 2023

Gas supply and demand outlook for 2024 quarter 2

The Australian Government will not activate the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) for the April to June 2024 quarter.
20 December 2023

How to nominate for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science in 5 easy steps

Show someone how much you value their contribution by nominating them for the 2024 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Nominations open until 8 February 2024.
20 December 2023

Dr Cathy Foley reappointed as Australia’s Chief Scientist

Dr Foley will continue to advise government on science and technology priorities.
18 December 2023 Office of the Chief Economist

Australia's resources and energy exports passing a peak

Commodity export earnings are forecast to ease from last year’s record $466 billion to $408 billion in 2023–24 and $348 billion by 2024–25.
16 December 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Updates to Australia’s Critical Minerals List

Australia has updated its list of critical minerals and created a new list of strategic materials.
12 December 2023

Training available to support Australians setting international critical technology standards

We are supporting Australian technical experts setting international technical standards to shape the design, development and use of critical technologies. Apply now for the next session.
8 December 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.
8 December 2023

2024 Elevate Program offers more than 100 scholarships to boost diversity in STEM

Scholarships are available for women and non-binary people to access more opportunities in STEM.
7 December 2023

Women and girls in STEM: Kiowa Scott-Hurley

Kiowa Scott-Hurley shares her experiences with art, coding, supercomputing and navigating the STEM workplace as a queer Aboriginal woman with a chronic illness.
4 December 2023

Help create Australia’s Centre for Quantum Growth

$18.5 million in grant funding is available to help grow Australia’s quantum industry. Applications close 24 January 2024.
30 November 2023 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA) releases 2022–23 annual report

Find out about IISA’s activities and performance over the last financial year.