Greg Combet


Another $350 million for innovation fund under Venture Australia

2:06PM | Monday, 18 February 2013 |  Start-ups look set to benefit from a new $350 million round of equity funding through the federal government’s Innovation Investment Fund, announced as part of the Venture Australia package.

Australia up three spots in global innovation – but expert says we can do better

1:23PM | Thursday, 31 January 2013 |  A new report shows Australia has improved its global ranking in the innovation stakes, moving from 16th spot to 13th spot, although access to venture capital and public funding remains a problem for start-ups.

Start-ups still waiting for government response on VC review

1:58PM | Monday, 7 January 2013 |  The federal government has delayed its response to a review into Australia’s venture capital industry, after previously indicating that it would outline its policy on the sector by the end of 2012.

Green start-ups targeted by new $200 million innovation fund

7:49PM | Monday, 9 July 2012 |  Green start-ups are becoming increasingly spoilt for choice with regard to funding programs, following the launch of the $200 million Clean Technology Innovation Program.

Australia’s innovation performance dubbed “appalling”

5:26PM | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 |  Australia’s innovation performance is “appalling” compared to other countries in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a former chief scientist.

Greg Combet outlines three key areas in need of Aussie innovation

2:15PM | Thursday, 23 February 2012 |  The business sector must “lift its game” in contributing to the economic policy debate, according to Industry Minister Greg Combet, who has identified opportunities and challenges for business.

Carbon price will drive green innovation: Garnaut

6:24PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 |  The Federal Government should spend up to $2.5 billion a year generated from the carbon tax to foster innovation in clean technologies, according to climate change expert Ross Garnaut.

Carbon tax price details delayed until ‘mid-year’

4:00AM | Thursday, 14 April 2011 |  Small business groups will continue to negotiate with the government over the impact of the carbon tax after it was revealed that the pricing model won’t be finalised until mid-year.