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1 Enterprise Connect Remote Enterprise Centre DKA Board Presentation – Alice Springs - 10 June 2009

2 Enterprise Connect Vision Drive a measurable increase in the productivity of Australian SMEs by: –Becoming the natural entry point for SMEs to upgrade and connect to new technologies and knowledge –Providing a national network of skilled advisers –Driving innovation in Australian SMEs by linking them to the best knowledge and research available Government's commitment is $50m per annum

3 Enterprise Connect Centres In addition to the 6 existing Manufacturing Centres –(based in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales & Tasmania) 6 new Innovation Centres –Mining Technology Centre (Mackay) –Remote Enterprise Centre (Alice Springs) –Innovative Regions Centre (Geelong) –Creative Industries Centre (Sydney) –Clean Energy Centre (Newcastle) –Defence Industry Centre (Dandenong)

4 A National Network Innovation Centre Manufacturing Centre Remote Enterprise Mining Technology Creative Industries Defence Industries Innovative Regions Clean Energy

5 Enterprise Connect Offers Access to up to 100 dedicated experienced business advisers around the nation (from Darwin to Burnie) Expert knowledge in a wide range of industries Online 20 minute application process 24 hour approval process for business review eligibility Free business reviews (for approved businesses) Tailored Advisory Service (TAS) Program (up to $20,000) Researchers in Business Program (up to $50,000 for 12 months) Links to research organisations Specialised workshops and briefings Referral services to State and Territory Government business & regional development programs Ongoing client management upon completion of the TAS program

6 Who is helping to set strategy Each Innovation Centre has an advisory board made up of industry and/or community leaders One advisory board for the 6 manufacturing centres made up of business & research leaders

7 Remote Enterprise Centre Board Mr Aden Ridgeway (Chair) – Indigenous Tourism Australia Dr Christopher Duncan – Business and Employment (Northern Territory Government) Mr Mark Bermingham – Regional Development and Industry (Queensland Government) Mr Phil Tyler – Small Business and Regional Development (South Australian Government) Mr Parry Agius – South Australia Native Title Services Mr Kevin Fong – Goolarri Media (Broome, WA) Mrs Kathy Finlayson – Desert Knowledge Australia Dr John Taylor – University of Queensland & Desert Knowledge CRC Mrs Mary Nenke – Cambinata Yabbies (WA) Ms Kara Touchie - ACTU

8 Eligibility Criteria Innovation Centres turnover min $750k (remote) to a max of $100m 3 years trading ACN (or ICN for remote) Manufacturing Centres turnover min $1.5m (regional) to a max of $100m $2m (capital city) to a max. $100m 3 years trading ACN

9 Remote Enterprise Centre Coverage Map

10 Enterprise Connect Success Story As of 12 May 2009 1728 Business Reviews approved 1004 Business Reviews completed 505 Successful TAS Grants $9,700 Average spend of TAS Grants $4.9million in total TAS Grants approved 90% of firms said they would recommend the Business Review to others 80% of firms said the Business Review identified opportunities for improvement

11 If you have any questions please visit Email: – Hotline: 131 791

12 Thank You

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