THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery
5 August 2010
Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon today congratulated local company, Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd, on receiving a Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) grant from the Gillard Labor Government to help market its innovative technology which enables remote monitoring and management of cattle.
“This is a great outcome for Precision Pastoral and the Lingiari electorate,” Mr Snowdon said.
"The funding will be used for management skills development, strategic business planning, market research, intellectual property strategy and proven technology activities."
Precision Pastoral was one of 20 innovators to be offeredCOMETgrants of up to $70,400 each, totalling over $1.4 million. Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Kim Carr, announced the grants recently.
“The Gillard Labor Government will continue to work in partnership with companies like Precision Pastoral to promote innovative products into the marketplace,” Mr Snowdon said.
"This is the kind of project we need to support high-wage, high-skill jobs and fuel economic growth.
“By supporting innovation, Federal Labor is helping local businesses turn good ideas into commercial realities.”
The COMET program is now closed to new applications. The Gillard Labor Government’s new initiative for providing assistance to entrepreneurs and innovators, Commercialisation Australia, is now open for business.
Commercialisation Australia helps innovative companies market their products and services. Researchers, entrepreneurs and innovative firms looking for assistance to commercialise their ideas should visit www.commercialisationaustralia.gov.au or contact 13 22 56.
Further information on assistance measures delivered by AusIndustry can be obtained by calling the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46 or visiting www.ausindustry.gov.au.
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