News & Analysis

An $18 million government program backing female founders is seeking feedback

- August 26, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian Government is currently seeking feedback on its $18 million Female Founders Initiative, due to roll out in 2020. Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews said the program is designed to support female business founders and consultation on it is underway until September 30. “We want to give businesses led by women the best… Read more »

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The federal government is offering $50,000 grants so you can take your idea global

- June 3, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

The Australian government is offering researchers and businesses up to take their products global under round four of its Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the grants are designed to strengthen international partnerships between small businesses and researchers. “Connecting small and medium enterprises with the research… Read more »

Opinion

KAREN ANDREWS: Here’s why 95 CRC projects funded by the Australian government are the future of industry and innovation

- May 30, 2019 4 MIN READ

Nearly three decades after its establishment, the CRC Program continues to go from strength to strength. It is a testament to the power of collaboration … of bringing industry and research together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud of the excellent track record of our CRCs in delivering tangible outcomes and developing commercial solutions… Read more »

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Fintech is now a ministerial responsibility as startup sector rejoices in keeping its minister

- May 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

The reappointment of Queensland MP Karen Andrews as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology has been welcomed by a startup community relieved that they don’t have to start from scratch with a new minister once again. While most attention focused on the prime ministerial revolving door, the industry and innovation portfolios were led by eight… Read more »

Other

Thank you, Alan Joyce

- May 11, 2017 3 MIN READ

Being a business leader and an activist takes a huge amount of courage. Young gay men need more strong role models like Alan Joyce in corporate Australia.

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Australian Prime Minister’s Office partners with Pollenizer to launch DataStart incubator initiative

- November 2, 2015 2 MIN READ

In the six weeks since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, boosting the Australian startup ecosystem has seemingly risen to the top of the government’s agenda. Only a couple of weeks after Innovation Minister Chris Pyne sat down with StartupAUS and Wyatt Roy ran PolicyHack, the government has announced a partnership with startup incubator Pollenizer to deliver DataStart, an open data initiative to support data-driven innovation.

Profiles

LobbyCrowd set to hold Australian politicians accountable

- August 15, 2014 5 MIN READ

Like many other Australians, Tony Simpson, a NSW Southern Highlands-based entrepreneur, is frustrated that our government pay such little attention to what we articulate online, let alone act upon our suggestions. This is why he created LobbyCrowd – an online platform that combines traditional political lobbying with modern crowdsourcing.