Australian Embassy

Innovation Australia

Australia's National Innovation and Science Agenda

Innovation is at the heart of a strong economy—from IT to healthcare, defence and transport—it keeps countries like Australia competitive, at the cutting edge, creates jobs and maintains our high standard of living.

It’s not just about new ideas, products and business models; innovation is also about creating a culture where we embrace risk, move quickly to back good ideas and learn from mistakes.

Find out more about the Australian Government's new National Innovation and Science Agenda here, or watch the below video from the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

New 'Landing Pad' to be established in Israel

As part of Australia's National Innovation and Science Agenda, five landing pads for Australian start-up entrepreneurs will be established in global innovation hotspots.  Israel, the 'Start-Up Nation', was the obvious first choice of location for the Australian Government's new initiative to be announced.

Read a statement on the landing pads - and Israel - from Australia's Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.

To keep up to date on news about the landing pad in Israel, follow the Australian Ambassador's twitter account ( @ausambisrael), or 'like' the Australian Embassy's facebook page (Australia in Israel).

The following is a selection of articles about the landing pad in Tel Aviv:

- Times of Israel

- ABC Australia

Australia is an innovation nation

Australia is a world-class innovation nation. Our discoveries are helping billions of people globally. From spray on skin, the bionic ear, or the cervical cancer vaccine to hi-speed WiFi or Google maps – Australian innovations are changing the world. See how here:


Find out more about Australia as an innovation nation by visiting