Government programs


Government offers $13.6 million to establish NBN-inspired Digital Hubs

1:16PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  More than $13 million has been set aside for the Federal Government’s Digital Hubs program, designed to highlight the opportunities presented by the National Broadband Network.

Vic Govt pledges $2.3m for TV and games projects

12:55AM | Friday, 23 December 2011 |  The Victorian Government has set aside $2.3 million to support 18 projects across the state’s film, television and games sectors, expected to lead to a total expenditure of almost $30 million.

$50k grants for fashion start-ups in 2012

12:03PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 |  Fashion-focused start-ups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 under the latest round of the multimillion dollar Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program.

VC firm Southern Cross to oversee $200m clean energy fund

12:03PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 |  Australia’s premier private equity body has welcomed the announcement that Southern Cross Venture Partners will oversee the government’s Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund.

$7m set aside for SA’s south-east innovators

12:39PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Companies in South Australia’s south-east have received grants of up to $1.2 million in the first round of a region-specific fund, while more than $7 million has been set aside for round two.

$249m program to boost R&D partnerships

12:55PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  Up to 20 research hubs will be set up nationwide as part of a new $249 million research program, which will also see the establishment of up to 50 research training centres for PhD students.

Leading Aussie innovators showcased at government event

12:03PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  A remote pest control treatment system and mine-related drilling software were among more than 30 Australian innovations on show as part of an exhibition entitled Innovation in Australia.

Start-ups relieved of early-stage grant repayment

12:34PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  Start-ups that apply for Early Stage Commercialisation grants will no longer have to repay the funds, with the Federal Government footing the bill as part of an overhaul of the scheme.

Fruit Ninja maker joins $3 million NSW Government scheme

12:10PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  The next edition of the highly popular Fruit Ninja app will be developed at Halfbrick Studio’s new Sydney office as part of the NSW Government’s new $3 million Interactive Media Fund.

Bubble Gum Interactive shares in $10 million CA funding round

12:45PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  Sydney-based games studio Bubble Gum Interactive is one of 23 innovative companies to share in $10 million through Commercialisation Australia, along with a host of health-related projects.