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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

PolyActiva is changing how we look at eye biotech

The company is developing new ocular technology with support from our Biomedical Translation Fund and Brandon Capital.
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).
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6 October 2017 Office of the Chief Economist

Record earnings forecast for resources and energy exports in 2017–18

The September 2017 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly released today by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, shows a 27 per cent increase in earnings in 2016–17.
24 August 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: August 2017

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir have been commissioned to assess the broader compliance and enforcement problems within the building and construction systems across Australia that are affecting the implementation of the National Construction Code (NCC), announced on 30 June 2017.
7 July 2017 Office of the Chief Economist

Resources and energy export earnings grew rapidly in 2016–17

The June 2017 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly, released today by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, estimates a 25 per cent increase in earnings in 2016–17.
30 June 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: June 2017

Today, all governments reaffirmed their commitment to best practice regulation and certification to ensure the safety of Australia’s buildings.
1 June 2017

Video: Commercial Building Disclosure Program Explained

A brief overview of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program.
21 April 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: April 2017

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) was held in Sydney on Friday, 21 April 2017, for Ministers to decide on a range of significant measures that will benefit the Australian building, plumbing and construction industry and the wider Australian community.
24 March 2017 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Innovation and Science Australia spurs debate about Australian innovation in 2030

Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), has today released the 2030 Strategic Plan Issues Paper to drive the national conversation around the future of Australian innovation, science and research.
7 January 2017 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

ISA: Work Needed to Improve Australia’s Innovation, Science and Research System

ISA’s Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System 2016 (ISR System Review) finds that while the Australian system has points of strength, Australia is lagging behind international competitors in key areas and much work must be done to break into the top-tier of innovation nations.
14 December 2016

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: December 2016

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Perth on 14 December 2016 and agreed on a range of significant measures that will benefit the Australian building, plumbing and construction industry and the wider Australian community.
13 December 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Biomedical Translation Fund a game changer for Australian innovation

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of the successful Biomedical Translation Fund managers
9 November 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Dr Charlie Day appointed CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, has welcomed Dr Charlie Day on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia.
11 September 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Biomedical Translation Fund delivering for Australian patients

BioScience Managers have today announced investments in three leading edge biomedical innovations, with $13.3 million from the Biomedical Translation Fund.