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Innovation Grants now open for applications

12 June, 2013

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.


Grant assistance pays off for Mars

06 May, 2013

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.


$23 million for first round of food research funding

06 May, 2013

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.


Call for Augusta Zadow scholarship applications

12 March, 2013

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.


Workforce Development Service will help SMEs improve their competitive edge

27 February, 2013

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).


Carbon price helps food processer cut emissions and energy costs

26 February, 2013

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 applauds government commitment to food innovation

19 February, 2013

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.


Greens motion to protect science funding passes parliament

15 February, 2013

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.


Meat manufacturer receives $6 million for clean technology

18 December, 2012

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 Industrial Transformation Research Program open next week

02 November, 2012

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.


Dairy producers encouraged to cast a vote for the future

15 October, 2012

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.


WA manufacturers clean up with energy-efficiency grants

23 August, 2012

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.


Tasmanian Bakeries continues to knead the dough after $700K grant

01 August, 2012

A $700,000 Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund grant is helping Tasmanian Bakeries expand its operations by 80% and employ a further 22 staff.


Guideline changes mean dollar-for-dollar grants for manufacturers

01 August, 2012

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.


New equipment finance comparison site empowers SMEs

30 July, 2012

Finnovate.com.au will empower small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) with choice and trigger competition among lenders through total rate transparency, its founders say.


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