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Victoria invests in small technologies

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As reported by R and D Info, The Victorian Government has launched its $10.5 million Victorian Action Plan for Small Technologies which aims to support the development of nano- and micro- technologies in the State, and assist local companies to enter international markets.

Initiatives of the Action Plan include:

  • $6.5 million for a Small Technologies Industry Uptake Program to help businesses to apply small technologies to meet challenges, solve problems and improve productivity; a small technologies roadshow; and industry uptake awards;
  • $2 million to investigate skills and education programs needed to support this growth industry; and
  • $2 million towards international investment, export promotion, conferences and events and other projects.