A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
The Federal Government this week opened the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) in Adelaide and online Defence Innovation Hub
Former Environment Minister Greg Hunt has been appointed the new Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science, taking over from Christopher Pyne, who has moved on to the Defence portfolio.
As week two of the election campaign rolls on, StartupAUS has announced a partnership with the Federal Government to produce research on a range of topics covering entrepreneurship and innovation, receiving up to $360,000 in funding across the next three years.
Today the Senate has passed a new tax incentives for early stage investors and a scheme to improve access to capital for VCs. These two initiatives are designed to make investment for Australian startups more attractive and were measures first announced in December last year as part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA).
The Government has announced it will launch the fourth of its five global landing pads for entrepreneurs in Berlin, with the European hub joining San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Shanghai.
Microsoft Australia and the Federal Government have today announced a partnership with Boston-based accelerator MassChallenge that will see the organisation’s international bridge program run in Australia this year, with the launch of a full program to come in 2017.
The idea of digitising government is gaining steam, with the Federal government announcing the launch of an online Digital Marketplace to cut red tape and help businesses access the government’s $5 billion annual spend on ICT projects.
Co-chairman of CHAMP Equity Bill Ferris has been appointed as chair of the new Innovation and Science Australia Board revealed today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne.
Today the Turnbull Government announced they will be spending $28 million on a taxpayer-funded advertising campaign that will sell its innovation policies to the nation.
Last Friday, Australian advocacy group StartupAUS sat down with the newly appointed Minister for Innovation Christopher Pyne to discuss high-priority policy solutions to support startups in the areas of access to capital and hiring talent, ahead of government’s policy hackathon to take place at BlueChilli HQ this weekend.