With almost $270,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Incubator Support program, Brisbane is next week set to open a dedicated hub for hardware-focused startups, Arc.
A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
CSIRO’s $200 million Innovation Fund, managed by Main Sequence Ventures, has made investments into companies Q-Ctrl, Intersective, Morse Micro, and Maxwell MRI.
Scott Morrison warned today that the tech sector must do more to explain the benefits of leveraging technology to wider Australia.
The government has launched the Biomedical Translation Fund, a $500 million fund that will help commercialise biomedical discoveries.
With the release of the 2016 Crossroads report it is evident that many of the challenges facing the Australian tech and startup community in early 2015 persist and, as global competition in the space heats up, they are becoming more pronounced.
To examine sentiment around the innovation agenda and the government’s role and actions a year on, ank Stream Labs has launched a survey to gauge the sector’s feelings.
University of Melbourne innovation expert, Dr Charles Day has been appointed as the CEO of Innovation and Science Australia [ISA], the government’s primary innovation body.