Auran is the recipient of a $A2.048million
R&D START Grant from AusIndustry. AusIndustry is the Commonwealth
Government's central point for business assistance and information.
On 6th October 2000, Prof. Ashley Goldsworthy, representing
the Federal Government's IR&D Board, presented Auran with
a certificate of achievement upon the launch of Auran Jet
Beta 1. The R&D Start program, available to Australian companies,
is a merit-based program designed to assist Australian industry
to undertake research and development (R&D) and commercialisation
through a range of grants and loans.