Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo, and New South Wales Minister for Innovation Matt Kean are calling for Artificial Intelligence
and Machine Learning startups to apply for the intensive, 10-day program at Austrade’s Israel Landing Pad this July as part of a joint Austrade and
New South Wales Government program.
“The Turnbull Coalition Government recognises the importance of innovation to Australia’s economic growth, that’s why we’ve established the Landing Pad
program as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda,” Mr Ciobo said.
“Our Landing Pads in Berlin, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Shanghai and Singapore have already helped connect dozens of Australian startups with big investors,
and advised how to scale up their business in a competitive global environment,” he said.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity and I applaud the New South Wales Government for having the vision to invest in its entrepreneurs.”
Mr Kean said the government remains focused on ensuring New South Wales is the startup capital of Australia, and the Israel trip is a fantastic opportunity
to showcase home-grown talent on a global stage.
“I’m proud to say that New South Wales is Australia’s home of innovation, and continues to attract companies that are creating the next generation of jobs
and businesses,” Mr Kean said.
“Israel is continuing to prove itself as a global leader in innovation, so the knowledge our startups bring home will be absolutely invaluable to their
businesses, and our local economy.
“Last year, I had the pleasure of seeing the Landing Pad personally. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn and network with the best in the
business, and I encourage New South Wales startups to take advantage of it.”
The program includes an introduction to the Israeli startup environment, engagement with local AI startups and founders who have successfully expanded
in the global market, and networking opportunities with the local community.
This marks the third year the New South Wales Government has partnered with Austrade’s Landing Pad program.