National science agency CSIRO has expanded the qualifying criteria its Kick-Start program, which offers Australian small businesses can now access research and development (R&D) funding. Businesses with a turnover of up to $10 million are now eligible, up from the previous $1.5 million threshold. The Kick-Start program offers dollar-matched funding to access CSIRO’s research expertise… Read more »
Breakthrough solar panel startup SunDrive teams up with Sydney University on $2.78 million research project
A University of Sydney Professor developing cutting edge solar technology has received $2.78 million in research funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to commercial the idea in a partnership with Sydney startup SunDrive. Professor Ho-Baillie, the John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience at the university’s the School of Physics and Sydney Nano Hub, is… Read more »
With research and development investment lagging Victoria and the OECD, New South Wales is doubling down on its competitive advantages in areas like AI, quantum computing, and nanotechnology, the state’s head scientist revealed in launching the state’s new 20-year R&D strategy. The NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap – whose creation was recommended as part of the state government’s… Read more »
In the past few years, Australia has formed its own space agency and launched a defence “space command”. Billions of dollars for defence, and hundreds of millions for civilian space, have been allocated from the public purse to develop capability in this growing sector. This funding covers the Moon-to-Mars Program, the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre,… Read more »
The government has released new guidelines to help businesses claiming funding for software development through the research and development (R&D) tax incentive.
NBN Co has announced partnerships with the University of Melbourne and the University of Technology Sydney focused on research and development (R&D).
Business management software provider Pronto Software has invested $1.3 million into Melbourne cybersecurity startup Forticode, and signed on to partner with the startup on the further development of its smartphone authentication system.
The CSIRO has announced an expansion of its long-running partnership with Boeing that will see the two organisations perform joint research and development in space technologies.
After 18 months in New York, logistics software startup GetSwift is heading back home to open its global HQ in Melbourne ahead of an ASX listing next month.
The Regional Collaborations Programme looks to encourage research organisations, universities, and ‘R&D intensive businesses’ to collaborate on new products with partners in the Asia Pacific.