Applications are now open for Innovation Grants. Grants from $250,000 to $1.5 million are available for agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries.
Mars Food Australia has won a $190,866 grant with help from Energy Action’s Activ8+ team. The company was seeking funding to assist with an energy-efficient lighting upgrade costing more than $570,000.
A government plan to secure jobs for Australians and build sustainable industries will see Australia’s food, manufacturing and defence industries work with university researchers to become more competitive in the global marketplace.
SafeWork SA is calling for applications for the 2013 Augusta Zadow scholarships that assist with workplace health and safety improvements for women in South Australia.
A Manufacturing Workforce Development Service (MWDS) has been formed to work with manufacturing SMEs to support them and assist them to access the government’s National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF).
A $1.17 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program grant, funded from carbon-price revenue, will help Primo Smallgoods to reduce emissions and slash energy costs.
Kraft Foods’ President has applauded the government for taking the first step towards establishing a Food Innovation Precinct to boost the Australian food manufacturing industry and capture the Asian market.
The House of Representatives has supported a Greens motion, supported by the Coalition and the crossbench, calling on the Labor government to protect science and research funding in the Budget.
One of southern Queensland’s biggest meat manufacturers has received a $6.2 million grant to invest in clean technology to improve its production efficiency and cut energy costs in its operations.
Applications for the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Program schemes open next week. The first round funds research into food storage, food processing, manufacturing capabilities and product opportunities.
Eligible dairy farmers are encouraged to vote in a ballot that seeks to alter the trustee of the Graham Park Dairy Trust from NSW Farmers’ Association to Dairy Connect NSW.
Four WA manufacturers are taking advantage of the government’s Clean Technology Investment Programs to install more than $4.8 million worth of energy-efficient equipment.
A $700,000 Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund grant is helping Tasmanian Bakeries expand its operations by 80% and employ a further 22 staff.
Dollar-for-dollar grants are now accessible to manufacturers who produce between 25,000 and 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and face a direct carbon price liability.
Finnovate.com.au will empower small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with choice and trigger competition among lenders through total rate transparency, its founders say.