8 December 2015
Science and Innovation on the National Agenda
Welcome to the December edition #53 of the CRCSI News.
Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda with the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne.
The Agenda highlights over $1B across 25 initiatives that include: a new Entrepreneur Visa, $250M support for turning health and medical research into a commercial reality, $200M to CSIRO innovation for spin-off and start-up companies, products and services, $36M Global Innovation Strategy to collaborate globally in research and establish landing pads in Tele Aviv and Silicon Valley, $13M to increase opportunities for women in research, start-ups and entrepreneurial firms, $520M for the Australian Synchrotron and a new Cyber Security Growth Centre.
The CRCSI sits neatly within this Agenda in its current form, with many opportunities as a new entity beyond 2018. More details to come in 2016.
Highlights this month:
- Using storytelling techniques the CRCSI PhD and Masters Students learnt to turn complex research into stories for everyone
- A New Zealand Snapshot showcases the strong connections and work between the CRCSI alliance
- The second focus workshop brings together 13 organisations and finds there is so much in common
- Geospatial Media and the CRCSI sign an MOU to enhance global outreach
- Four individuals were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the CRCSI
- Greening the Greyfields is commended at the Victorian Planning Institute Australia Annual Awards
- And don't forget to watch our new CRCSI Impact video on YouTube
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