Leanne Linard

Queensland has opened 2 grant programs for women founders, worth up to $200,000 a pop

- March 14, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Queensland government’s support for women in startups has continued with two grant programs under the $8 million Backing Female Founders initiative currently accepting new applications. The Accelerating Female Founders Program provides grants worth between $50,000 and $200,000 for business support initiatives, such as mentoring and advocacy support and customised business development activities, for female-led… Read more »


Spacetech startups score $9 million in latest Moon to Mars grants

- March 5, 2024 2 MIN READ

More than $9 million has been awarded to Australian startups focused on space supply chain solutions for NASA’s Artemis program for lunar exploration. The recipients include Victorian startup NextAero, which is developing cryogenic rocket propellants, and South Australia’s Neumann Space, which is focused on electric spacecraft propulsion. The both received $1 million grants from the… Read more »


The feds are offering grants worth up to $5 million grants to startups

- December 1, 2023 3 MIN READ

The federal government’s flagship $392 million Industry Growth Program has been officially launched, with grants of up to $5 million available for startups and small businesses. The $392.4 million program was unveiled in the May budget, replacing the former Coalition government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, which was embroiled in controversy due to bungled procurement processes. The aim of the… Read more »

Melanie Greblo
Women in tech

Scriibed founder Melanie Greblo lands NSW government and Paul Ramsay Foundation backing to help women upskill after escaping family violence

- September 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup Scriibed, which offers safe, secure, and flexible digital economy work to women rebuilding their lives following domestic violence, has received backing from the NSW government to help them get into tech. The Paul Ramsay Foundation also co-investing to Scriibed’s not-for-profit arm, Banksia Academy, with $250,000 as part of a payment-by-outcomes contract.  The government… Read more »

Prof Andrew Dzurak
Quantum Computing

Q-CRTL, Diraq & Quantum Brilliance share $7 million in grants from NSW government commercialisation fund

- July 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

University of NSW quantum computing startup Diraq has won the lion’s share of a one-off NSW government $7 million quantum commercialisation fund, pocketing $3 million, alongside $2.34m for Professor Michael Biercuk’s Q-CTRL and $1.44m for Quantum Brilliance. The former Coalition government announced NSW Quantum Computing Commercialisation Fund (QCCF) late last year, with applications closing before… Read more »

Michelle Simmons, Ed Husic

The government’s $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund is now a thing

- March 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Albanese government’s plan for a $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund to invest in technology, science and manufacturing became a reality today after the Senate passed the legislation last night, before the House of Representatives gave final approval at lunchtime today. Industry and science minister Ed Husic said passing the legislation delivers on a major Labor… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick

LaunchVic has $300,000 grants for organisations to run female-focused pre-accelerator programs

- March 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic’s ongoing support for female founders is continuing with a new grants program for organisations to run pre-accelerator programs for women entrepreneurs. Grants of up to $300,000 are available to support programs offering women founders with the advice, support and networks required to build a minimum viable product and find their first… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech
Ag tech

LaunchVic is offering $50,000 to agtech startups

- February 23, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The Victorian government is offering $1.3 million in new funding to the agtech startup sector through LaunchVic. The funding including $1 million under the AgTech Grants Program, which will offer individual grant funding of $50,000 to 20 emerging agtech startups. The program is a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the state’s startup agency LaunchVic. On top… Read more »


The NSW government is tipping $40 million into bioscience startups

- January 18, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The NSW government has launched a new $40 million fund to back bioscience startups. The Biosciences Fund (BioSF) comes just days after the state government announced $7 million quantum computing commercialisation fund, and backing for the Techstars accelerator program to set up at Tech Central in Sydney. Science, innovation and technology minister Alister Henskens said… Read more »