Another round of government grants worth more than $16
million will support Australian innovators engaged in
commercialisation and international collaboration.
Nine Australian businesses and research organisations were offered matching grants totalling $8.89 million under the Global Innovation Linkages program.
And another 15 Australian businesses were offered Accelerating Commercialisation grants totalling $7.4 million under the Entrepreneurs' Program.
Both programs are key elements of the Australian Government's 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda, which aims to improve on Australia's poor record in commercialising generated knowledge and producing new products through collaboration.
The Global Innovation Linkages program supports businesses and research organisations across the spectrum of Australia's innovation system with grants worth up to $1 million. Successful applicants in the latest round included five Australian businesses, the CSIRO, and the Universities of Western Australia and Newcastle, as well as the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.
Equally broad is the scope of the funded projects, which range from a
trial of eco-engineering solutions to improve mine-site rehabilitation
by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and partners in the US, to
the trial of a sensing device for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's and
dementia by Grey Innovation Pty Ltd and its German