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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 12 Hansard (24 October) . . Page.. 3876..


Mr Barr: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) A development amount of $10,000 in 2012-13 and 2013-14 is included in EDD appropriation to support the development of a program. Development work is proceeding, however, timing has not been determined. The Government will also consult with business stakeholders on the shape of the program and its timing as development work proceeds. The timing and review mechanisms will be considered through the development phase of the program.

(2) Funding allocation for the 2013-14 budget year, and each year across the forward estimates for: 2013-14

$m 2014-15

$m 2015-16

$m 2016-17

$m (a) Innovation Connect : .939 .648 .650 NA * ICon Grants Program .489 .498 .500 * ICon Clean Tech Grants Stream .150 .150 .150 * Strategic Opportunities Fund .300 (b) Canberra Digital Challenge (My Digital City Innovation Prize) .1 .1 NA NA (c) Trade Connect Program (Canberra Exporters Grants) .2 .2 NA NA (d) NICTA 2.5 2.5 2.5 NA (e) Science Communication Program .096 .096 .096 .096 (f) Canberra Business Development NA NA NA NA (g) Discovery Translation Fund NA NA NA NA (h) ANU Connect Ventures Fund NA NA NA NA (i) ScreenACT .285 .285 NA NA (j) ACT Screen Investment Fund .993 NA NA NA

(3) Actual spend for each year since 2009-10 for each program outlined in part 2: 2009-10

$m 2010-11

$m 2011-12

$m 2012-13

$m (k) Innovation Connect : .433 .396 .389 .912 * ICon Grant Program .433 .396 .389 .565 * Strategic Opportunity Fund .347 (l) My Digital City Innovation Prize NA NA NA .1 (m) Trade Connect (Canberra Exporters ) Grants .12 .054 .08 .106 (n) NICTA .8 .8 .8 2.5 (o) Science Communication Program NA .12 .153 .209 (p) Canberra Business Development NA NA NA .5 (q) Discovery Translation Fund NA NA NA NA (r) ANU Connect Ventures Fund NA NA NA NA (s) ScreenACT .185 .185 .185 .285 (t) ACT Screen Investment Fund NA NA .0075 .355

*Note - CBDF, DTF and ANU Connect Ventures are commercialisation support programs established with one off capital co-payments by the ACT Government in conjunction with external providers (Australian Capital Ventures Limited and the ANU respectively). There was no appropriated Government Budget expenditure in the years nominated.


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