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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

$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

Funding for solutions using renewables and low emissions

$7.5 million in BRII grants to boost small business innovation. Applications close 18 April 2024.

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Apr 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 Australia’s quantum sector.
Apr 2024 National Measurement Institute

Your washing machine, quantum physics and the environment

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is using quantum principles to improve energy efficiency and reduce waste – starting with your home appliances.
Apr 2024

Gas supply and demand outlook for 2024 quarter 3

The Australian Government will not activate the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) for the July to September 2024 quarter.
Mar 2024 Office of the Chief Economist

Resources and energy earnings to ease on weaker world demand

Commodity export earnings are expected to be $417 billion in 2023–24, around 10 per cent below 2022–23.
Mar 2024

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2024

Building Ministers made three significant decisions during the March session of the Building Ministers Meeting.
Mar 2024

SwarmFarm Robotics is transforming the future of farming

The company is helping Australian farmers use cutting edge tech with support from our Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership program and Tenacious Ventures.
Mar 2024

More funding for Australian researchers to collaborate internationally

The Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund (GSTDF) will help develop Australian science in priority areas. Expressions of interest are now open.
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16 November 2023 Office of National Rail Industry Coordination

Rail manufacturing set to get Australia rolling

Australia’s rolling stock manufacturing sector employs nearly 6,000 people and contributes millions to our economy. But it could be much bigger.
16 November 2023 Office of National Rail Industry Coordination

Getting our rail manufacturing industry back on track

We’ve developed a strategy with stakeholders to grow Australia’s rail manufacturing sector.
13 November 2023

Non-binary people in STEM: Camelia Walker

Dr Camelia Walker provided vital modelling for Australia’s COVID-19 response. They talk about the joys of epidemiology research and the challenges of being a transgender nonbinary person in STEM.
13 November 2023

Women and girls in STEM: Deanne Fisher

Deanne Fisher leads a research team that uses telescopes across the planet (and in orbit) to study galaxies and the formation of stars.
8 November 2023 National Measurement Institute

The Australian Government is reforming measurement legislation

Following the Measurement Law Review the government is drafting legislation.
3 November 2023

Australia signs international declaration on AI safety

The Bletchley Declaration commits to the safe, ethical and responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI).
3 November 2023 National Reconstruction Fund

Launching the National Reconstruction Fund website

Visit nrf.gov.au for updates from the NRF Corporation.
3 November 2023

Australia and the UK strengthen cooperation on quantum

The 2 countries have signed a new joint statement on cooperation in quantum technologies.
2 November 2023

OncoRes Medical revolutionising breast cancer surgery

The company is improving patient outcomes with support from our Biomedical Translation Fund venture capital program and Cooperative Research Centres Projects program.
1 November 2023 Australian Space Agency

Launching the Australian Space Agency website

The Australian Space Agency and Australian Space Discovery Centre have moved. Visit space.gov.au for all the agency’s information, publications, news and events.
31 October 2023

National Science Week 2024 grants now open

Up to $20,000 is available for individuals and organisations interested in delivering science engagement activities for next year’s National Science Week. Applications close 11 December.
30 October 2023 National Measurement Institute

Australian leadership recognised in legal metrology

National Measurement Institute expert appointed to international leadership position.