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Message from the CEO

Greater Newcastle is Australia’s largest regional economy with larger output than the ACT...Economic diversification here...

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Spotlight on Local Innovator: Barbell Foods

Canberra Innovation Network: When it comes to businesses that demonstrate a strong brand ethos, it’s hard to look past...

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ANU Energy Update 2019

The ANU Energy Update is the ECI's annual flagship event - a one-day summit that brings together energy researchers, policymakers,...

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Regional Airports Program

Regional Airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for a share in $100 million of funding for safety upgrades...

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Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is happening right across Australia on Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019. It’s a big weekend encouraging...

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Melbourne Skyfarm

Melbourne Skyfarm is a collaboration between three Melbourne based sustainability companies, to transform a 2000 square metre...

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Message from the CEO

Registrations are now open for our major event Food in the Capital taking place in Canberra on 1-2 April 2020.

Image for the news item: CSIRO Identifies $25 billion of Opportunities in Food and Agribusiness

CSIRO Identifies $25 billion of Opportunities in Food and Agribusiness

This report by CSIRO's strategic advisory arm, CSIRO Futures provides an economic valuation of the full range of opportunities...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT Welcomes Omania Terry to the Team

RDA ACT Welcomes Omania Terry to the Team

Omania joined RDA ACT in September 2019 and brings extensive experience driving business improvement, change management,...

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Woden Business Showcase

Learning Communities and AFEC will be presenting a panel discussion on entrepreneurship: from starting your business to improving...

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Snowy 2.0 - Expression of Interest

Snowy Hydro expects Snowy 2.0 to create a range of business opportunities in the local region.

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Inclusion in Employment Project

Are you having trouble finding and retaining the right people for your business? The Canberra Business Chamber has a very...

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Message from the CEO

The release of two important new strategies for the ACT this month will continue the ACT's progress towards becoming a truly...

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Manufacturing Modernisation Fund

The Manufacturing Modernisation Fund provides up to $1 million to manufacturers to purchase new technologies to become more...

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How to Start Your Own Business

Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you got a killer idea or an existing business opportunity you want to explore?...

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ARENA Investment Plan 2019

ARENA has launched its 2019 investment plan to further improve the competitiveness of renewable energy technologies and increase...

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Native Plant Use Forum

Come along to the Native Plant Use Forum 27-28 September in Canberra and hear presentations by leading Aboriginal and Torres...

Image for the news item: Telling Better Food Stories and Why It Matters

Telling Better Food Stories and Why It Matters

Sharon Natoli: The ability of food and the associated stories we all carry with us are a bit like music - they have the ability...

Image for the news item: Path to a Circular Economy

Path to a Circular Economy

Camilla Staff, Goulburn Post: Up until the 1960s, before plastic became popular, a circular economy was the norm. However,...

Image for the news item: CURF Seminar: The Importance of Trees

CURF Seminar: The Importance of Trees

The next seminar in the CURF 2019 Seminar Series will discuss the topic of "The Importance of Trees". A panel of of three...

Image for the news item: Farmers2Founders Entrepreneurship Program now Underway

Farmers2Founders Entrepreneurship Program now Underway

Farmers2Founders (F2F), was co-founded by Sarah Nolet (AgThentic) and Dr Christine Pitt (Food Futures Company) is an 8-week...

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Australian Agricultural Centre

Jo Marshall: I popped my daughter on a plane to Kenya last night. After completing a Degree in Development Studies at Australian...

Image for the news item: Spoke Up!—for Women’s Health is back in 2019

Spoke Up!—for Women’s Health is back in 2019

As part of Women’s Health Week the Active Travel Office wants to help more women experience the multiple health benefits...

Image for the news item: $1.1m Expansion for Capital Brewing Company

$1.1m Expansion for Capital Brewing Company

The new packaging hall, cellar space and staff will grow the existing annual production of 1.2 million litres of beer to...

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Canberra Slow Fashion Market

Slow-fashion aims to put the brakes on the pace of over-production, over-consumption and over-disposal of garments, by instilling...

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Mastering Business Relations Breakfast

Claire Carton, Griffin Legal partner celebrating 10 years in business this year, is hosting a breakfast and Q&A session on...

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WorldSkills - Canberra Region Competitions

The ACT Government is committed to supporting the skills and innovation base of new industries in the ACT. As part of this...

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Square One Innovation Networking

Square One is a coworking space at The Australian National University for student entrepreneurs working on projects, startups...

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Crowdfunding for Good Masterclass: Insights and Strategies for Success

Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to launch or grow a social enterprise or non-profit, raise funds for a cause or a creative...

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Message from the CEO

Inward investment attraction work is time consuming and very much a craft, learned by doing. Built on relationships, trust...

Image for the news item: New Retail Announced for Canberra Airport

New Retail Announced for Canberra Airport

The new retail offering will feature well-known international brands accompanied by the best locally sourced products from...

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Actsmart Business Expo

Every business wants to grow through ideas that don’t cost the Earth. Ideas that save time and money. Ideas that help businesses...

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Public Sector Women in Leadership

Be part of the change at the 3rd Annual Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit Canberra. Learn and be inspired by leading...

Image for the news item: Canberra-based Underground Spirits is taking Australian craft spirits onto the global stage.

Canberra-based Underground Spirits is taking Australian craft spirits onto the global stage.

With the help of Australia’s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), its unique filtration-method vodkas and gins will shortly spread...

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2019 ACT Export Awards

The closing date for applications has now been extended by three days to Friday the 9th of August.

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Congress Andesco '19

Austrade invited and funded the costs of our Committee member Simon Troman to attend the Congress ANDESCO ‘19. ANDESCO...

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Message from the CEO

We have been consulting a wide range of stakeholders to identify ways for Canberra and the broader Capital Region to lift...

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National Multicultural Festival Grants

The National Multicultural Festival Grant Program provides funding to ACT based community organisations to participate at...

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Australian Agricultural Centre Invitation

The Australian Agricultural Centre is a centre of excellence for the education and demonstration of agriculture.

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Incubator Open Day powered by KILN Incubator

The Canberra Innovation Network is showcasing the amazing entrepreneurs and businesses within the KILN Incubator, both current...

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Canberra’s first zero emissions office block to house ACT government

By Michael Mazengarb: Employees of the ACT government will be located in Canberra’s first carbon neutral building, with...

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Customer Experience – The Key To Your Successful Business

In order for your business to only survive, but thrive, you need customers. Creating a positive customer experience will...

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Message from the CEO

I’ve attended a number of national events recently which are worth reporting upon. The first of these was the World Forum...

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Beyond Bread and Butter: A Celebration of Sourdough

Beyond Bread and Butter: A Celebration of Sourdough is a fresh perspective on a bread cookbook. One that moves beyond the...

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Experts in Residence | R&D Incentives with Anne-Marie Perret

Experts in Residence is suitable for entrepreneurs, startup founders, and SMEs. Feel free to bring your lunch along with...

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2019 Truffle Festival - Canberra Region

Beat the Canberra chill and indulge in a feast for the senses at The Truffle Festival – Canberra Region, a taste of mid-winter...

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ACT Renewables Showcase

RDA ACT is proud to sponsor the upcoming ACT Renewables Showcase. A sustainable future is only achievable by coming together...

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Message from the CEO

In a month or so I’ll be coming up to almost a year in the job. It certainly has been a whirlwind. We have conducted...

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International Business Connect

The Canberra Business Chamber, ACT Government along with Austrade have joined together to create a series of bi-monthly themed...

Image for the news item: Advanced Startup Workshop – Finding Investors & Negotiating Terms

Advanced Startup Workshop – Finding Investors & Negotiating Terms

Learn how to find real investors for your startup and negotiate the right deal with them!

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The Handmade Market

The Handmade Market is a quarterly indoor event to showcase over 270 Australian creative businesses. All products on sale...

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Increasing Your Employability Skills for Free

Jae Lear, Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre: The job market is quite competitive and employers are looking for the...

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Small Business Survey on Extreme Weather Impacts

Has your business been impacted by extreme weather events such as drought, storms, bushfires or heatwaves? To support small...

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Advertise Your Business at the Canberra and Region Visitor Centre

The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre (CRVC) is dedicated to supporting tourism businesses both within Canberra and the...

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Canberra's Billion Dollar Series

Go to hear from one of the fastest growing Australian (and local Canberra based) start-ups ‘Instaclustr’ and one of the...

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Message from the CEO

Our Committee will be looking at holding an event called ‘Food Chain Innovate’ in Canberra potentially on Wednesday 27th...

Image for the news item: Spotlight on Local Innovator Fungi Co

Spotlight on Local Innovator Fungi Co

Fungi Co mushrooms are highly valued for their culinary properties of appearance, flavor and texture.

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Canberra City Farm

Canberra City Farm is a not-for-profit group incorporated in April 2012. Since 2013 Canberra City Farm has been collaborating...

Image for the news item: ACT Ranks 3rd in Economic Performance

ACT Ranks 3rd in Economic Performance

Commsec's recent State of the State's report has placed the ACT third based off a number of key performance measures.

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Message from the CEO

Workforce Development (WFD) – even the term makes some people’s eyes glaze over.It shouldn’t do, as it generally not...

Image for the news item: ACBC ACT Workshop - Art of Chinese Negotiation

ACBC ACT Workshop - Art of Chinese Negotiation

Knowledge of the Chinese negotiating culture, which means how the 36 Chinese Strategies are used, is your greatest asset.

Image for the news item: Spotlight on Local Innovator Altina

Spotlight on Local Innovator Altina

Altina have used science smarts to create innovative Zero Proof Craft Cocktails that pack a punch without the alcohol, and...

Image for the news item: Connect to South Asia Food & Beverage Webinar

Connect to South Asia Food & Beverage Webinar

Join this webinar to connect with the opportunities for Australian companies in the South Asian Food & Beverage industry...

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Agricultural Human Capital

Author: Jo Marshall, Australian Agricultural Centre There has been a clear and continuous message “where are we going...

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Message from the CEO

Among many notable meetings this last month were meetings with Stephen Jones MP (Shadow Minister for Regional Services),...

Image for the news item: Special Report: Food Insecurity

Special Report: Food Insecurity

Food insecurity in Australia's major cities and regions is on the rise, and in the last 12 months, more than four million...

Image for the news item: Spotlight on Local Food Innovator Goterra

Spotlight on Local Food Innovator Goterra

Goterra offers complete food waste management from clean organics from processing, kitchen waste and other pre-consumer waste...

Image for the news item: CSIRO Funding on Offer

CSIRO Funding on Offer

Up to $50K (matched funding) for start-ups and SMEs for activities conducted by CSIRO e.g. product development, research,...

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Access to Capital and Industry Connect Seminar

Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre in collaboration with Canberra Innovation Network are delighted to announce the Access...

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Helping more Australian businesses export to the world

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT is pleased to announce our involvement with Future Food Systems CRC

RDA ACT is pleased to announce our involvement with Future Food Systems CRC

The Future Food Systems CRC will be funded in 2019 under Commonwealth Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Program

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Agriculture 4.0

Bees with backpacks containing micro-sensors and a spectral satellite connected data analytics engine to estimate crop performance...

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Message from the CEO

The RDA ACT team has been very busy this last month attending several national events focused on agricultural technology,...

Image for the news item: Enrolment Session: SPARK Business Administration Pre-Employment Program

Enrolment Session: SPARK Business Administration Pre-Employment Program

People from across the Capital Region are encouraged to apply, program costs are covered by the ACT Government’s Skilled...

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MTAA Super Sol Invictus needs your help

25/03/2019: The ‘Sol Invictus’ Team is ANU's second attempt at competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Car Challenge.

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Message from the CEO

I have attended a number of interesting events over the last few weeks. Among these was the Inland Growth Summit hosted...

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Message from the CEO

Welcome to 2019 and what a year it's shaping up to be!

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Message from the CEO

Well Saturday 1 December, the first day of Summer, dawned bright and beautiful - a perfect backdrop for Renewable Energy...

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Message from the Director

It’s been another hectic fortnight. We combined forces with the ACT Government and the Canberra Chamber last week to submit...

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Renewable Energy Community Day a success!

RDA ACT-SERREE's Renewable Energy Community Day.

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Download presentations from our business forum "What's next for Storage?"

Download all the presentations from the RDA ACT-SERREE Business Forum.

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Message from the Director

This last fortnight has been busy for the RDA ACT team. We are now prepared to promote two events that we have been organising,...

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Message from the Director

Chefs, construction workers, pilots, carpenters, software engineers....why would they be in the same list? Answer: there...

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Message from the Director

The Regional Development Australia (RDA) national forum was held in Canberra last week and brought together 55 regions to...

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Message from the Director

This is just my third week in the job as Director for RDA ACT and its proven to be a real whirlwind! Opportunities abound...

Image for the news item: RDA ACT supports PSN to host smart cities event

RDA ACT supports PSN to host smart cities event

Our cities are expanding and evolving at a rapid pace, coupled with the always tight budgetary issues, and red tape required...

Image for the news item: Introducing our new RDA ACT Executive Officer, Meredith Dickie

Introducing our new RDA ACT Executive Officer, Meredith Dickie

RDA ACT-SERREE has a new Executive Officer, Meredith Dickie.

Image for the news item: RDA ACT farewells our Executive Director Liz Veitch

RDA ACT farewells our Executive Director Liz Veitch

The RDA ACT Committee farewells retiring Executive Director Liz Veitch. Liz has worked with RDA ACT, and its previous iterations,...

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RDA ACT welcomes new Director of Regional Development

The RDA ACT Committee welcomes incoming Director of Regional Development, Michael Claessens, who took up the position on...