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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.