The government has appointed four regional innovation facilitators to help guide the development of incubators in regional areas.
The government has announced $15 million in funding for the establishing of the Australian Space Agency and the appointment of former CSIRO head Dr Megan Clark as its chief.
After announcing plans for the launch of an Australian space agency last September, the Australian Government is set to announce $50 million in funding to establish the organisation in Tuesday’s Budget.
Innovation and Science Australia has issued a “clarion call for national action” to see Australia become a top-tier innovation nation by 2030.
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.
A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
The South Australian Government has opened applications from global accelerator and incubator programs to manage local programs as part of the state government’s recently-announced $4 million Space Innovation Fund.