It’s official: NSW Minister for Better Regulation and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the Namoi region will be the state’s fourth Regional Jobs Precinct. The CRC will work with the Namoi Joint Organisation, NSW Government, UNSW and UNE to help plan the new precinct.
SME CRC industry participants may wish to apply for the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre’s new Commercialisation Fund. It offers dollar-matched grants of between $100,000 and $1m to small-scale, collaborative manufacturing projects.
The time is right for a coordinated effort to bolster resilience in our regions and invest in their strengths, contends the National Farmers’ Federation, which released its Regionalisation Agenda paper this week.
Food & Fibre Gippsland and Federation University have teamed up to help the region’s agribusinesses surmount obstacles to commercialisation and economic success. Enter the Challenge for a chance to win six months of mentorship, funding and R&D support.
Ensuring Asian-market access to Northern Australia’s premium perishable produce could be worth $5.6b p.a. in revenue to Queensland alone. So the CRC for Developing Northern Australia is keen to get it right.
Researchers at Murdoch University’s ANPC and Bruker have filed a patent on a fast new way to detect COVID-19 infection: testing for SARS-covid-2’s biological ‘fingerprint’.
Community collaboration on the proposed New England Science and Innovation Regional Hub has wrapped up with a ‘clear vision’ to seek funding to progress the hub in 2021.
Canberra Region Food Collaborative and Regional Development Australia ACT are seeking input from local food-industry stakeholders to help structure sustainable, self-sufficient, supportive food systems for the nation’s capital.