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.