A blood test designed to improve early detection rates of ovarian cancer is one of the projects to be funded under a new round of the Global Connections Fund from the Coalition Government.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Australian researchers and small-to-medium businesses will share in more than $1 million funding.
“These grants provide funding to help with product development, market testing and proof-of-concept activities,” Minister Andrews said.
Thirty-eight innovative technology-business projects have been awarded funding in the third round of Priming Grants announced today by Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
Priming Grants are a program of the Global Connections Fund which is managed by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) as part of the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Strategy funded under the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA).
With financial support from the Australian Government, researchers in Adelaide will head to the largest almond producing country in the world—the US— to trial their new variety of almonds in the hope of creating massive sales in its nurseries.
The University of Adelaide’s almond breeding program is just one of 38research and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) projects being boosted with $7000 Priming Grants, in the latest round of grants offered under the Global Connections Fund (GCF).
Eighteen Australian researchers and 11 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) will share in $1.4 million in government grants to meet and collaborate with global partners to progress their ideas.
Today I announced the grants, under the Global Connections Fund, which will provide seed funding to help viable Australian projects to grow in scope and scale, and to test commercialisation and proof-of-concept activities.
The 29 grantees announced will receive funds totalling $1.422 million to support a range of early stage research translation/commercialisation activities including proof of concept, market testing and early prototyping of projects.