Funding of the day

MRFF money in the west: Yesterday Health Minister Greg Hunt announced $10m for the National Phenome Centre, located Murdoch University and involving all the WA universities. It is, “set to revolutionise the diagnosis, prevention and precision treatment of numerous medical conditions.”

The money comes from the Medical Research Future Fund which is no nowhere near its $20bn capital target but is already a success-what with the announcements it makes possible for ministers.

SA Govt invests in entrepreneurs: The South Australian government announces a $28m fund “to help new and existing entrepreneurs start and scale their innovative early-stage business.” Universities, independent research institutes and state government research bodies all qualify.


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