Displaying items by tag: Christopher Pyne

Global professional services firm Accenture has opened an innovation hub in Canberra designed to provide defence and national security organisations in Australia and New Zealand with access to the latest technology innovations and digital solutions.

Published in Security

CubeSat nanosatellites developed by the University of New South Wales Canberra Space Centre will provide new ways to enhance Australia’s future Defence space capability by gathering remote sensing information with radios and cameras, according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne.

Published in Space

Electronic voting will come to the lower house of the Australian Federal Parliament by 2019, the leader of the House of Representatives, Christopher Pyne, has announced.

Published in Government Tech Policy

There has been a call for a new Australian cyber military industrial strategy, independent of the United States, so that Australia can be prepared for major war.

Published in Security

Three Australian research satellites, including two built at the University of NSW, were launched on a resupply mission to the International Space Station in the early hours of Wednesday.

Published in Space

The wash-up from the federal election has seen the appointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Microsoft is partnering with the Federal Government to bring high profile start-up accelerator MassChallenge to Australia, with the government announcing it will contribute $280,000 to the project as part of its national innovation agenda.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government has announced funding of nearly a million dollars to encourage more people of all ages and background to become more involved in science and research.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 14 December 2015 11:51

Pyne talks innovation with Israel

Strengthening Australia’s ties on innovation with Israel was on the agenda when Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne met with Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem today.

Published in Strategy

The technology and science sector features prominently in the Federal Government’s Innovation strategy, with everything from funding for a STEM literacy program to extra funding for the CSIRO and incentives to help boost the startup sector as part of a $1.1 billion economic reform package.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian peak advocacy group for startups, StartupAUS, has recommended to the Federal Government a raft of solutions which it says would contribute to accelerating  the growth of Australia’s ‘innovation’ ecosystem.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 21:02

Dr Alan Finkel appointed as next Chief Scientist

Engineer, respected neuroscientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, has been appointed Australia's next Chief Scientist and will take up the role in January 2016.

Published in People Moves

The Federal Government’s innovation agenda and the potential for innovation to generate jobs and stimulate the economy has been the focus of discussions in Western Sydney today between the Prime Minister and industry and business leaders.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Computer Society says lifting the supply of skilled IT professionals and other STEM-based occupations - as well as a greater focus on innovation - is key to grasping the opportunities Prime Minister Turnbull has said are being created in a globally connected, digital world.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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