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Woodside invests in R&D through Australian universities
28 Jul 2016
Woodside, an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, is investing in Australian research and development through its FutureLab innovation network.
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US pharmaceutical company invests in Australian R&D
27 Jul 2016
Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a NYSE-listed developer of pharmaceutical products and therapies focusing on cancer, has established a new Australian subsidiary and office in Sydney.
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ANU collaborates with Microsoft to improve data centre efficiency
13 Jul 2016
Computer scientists from Microsoft and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a modification for computer operating systems that could make large data centres 25 per cent more energy ...
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Australian medtech companies awarded BARDA funding
12 Jul 2016
A number of Australian wound-healing companies have recently gained funding from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), proving the international competitiveness of the ...
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Mead Johnson Nutrition partners with Australian dairy giant
8 Jul 2016
Leading global paediatric nutrition company, Mead Johnson Nutrition, has entered into a framework agreement to establish a strategic dairy supply alliance with Murray Goulburn.
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NEC Corporation invests in cyber security centre in Adelaide
7 Jul 2016
Japan’s NEC Corporation, together with its subsidiary NEC Australia, have announced plans to establish a A$4.38 million Global Security Intel Centre in Adelaide, Australia, to address growing demand f ...
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Western Distributor project attracts international investors
6 Jul 2016
Three international consortiums have been shortlisted to bid on Melbourne’s A$5.5 billion Western Distributor project.
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Dutch cold-storage company establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Melbourne
24 Jun 2016
NewCold, a Dutch cold storage and logistics company, will establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters and an automated cold storage warehouse in Truganina, Melbourne.
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Recipients of Australian tropical medicine commercialisation grants announced
16 Jun 2016
Applications for ATMC grants program closed in March and the Australian organisations that have been offered grants have now been announced.
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UK pension fund invests in northern Australian agribusiness
7 Jun 2016
UK-based Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has invested in the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO), acquiring a stake in a consortium led by the Queensland Government-owned Queensland Investment Cor ...
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Australian scientist wins prestigious award
1 Jun 2016
Professor Michelle Simmons, Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communications Technology (CQC2T) at Sydney’s University of New South Wales, ha ...
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Kimberley Regional Investment Blueprint launched
31 May 2016
Further advancing the development agenda for northern Australia, the government of Western Australia has released a blueprint for investment in the country’s vast Kimberley region.
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Continued growth for Australia’s inward Foreign Direct Investment
26 May 2016
As Australia transitions from the end of the greatest mining boom in the country’s history, figures released by the ABS show that Australia’s stock of Inward FDI continues to grow although net inflows ...
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Australia smashes solar cell efficiency record
25 May 2016
In a breakthrough reported by journals around the world, scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have smashed the solar cell efficiency record, edging closer to the theoretical limits o ...
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Australian technology behind world’s largest telescope
24 May 2016
Australia’s science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has developed the technology behind the world’s largest telescope, currently being constructed in Guizhou P ...
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US food giant invests in Australian high-tech agribusiness
17 May 2016
The US food giant, NYSE-listed McCormick & Company, has invested A$150 million to purchase a hundred per cent of the Australian high-tech agribusiness, Gourmet Garden.
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China-Australia A$100 million science innovation partnership
5 May 2016
Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and China’s Premier, Li Keqiang, have announced a A$100 million innovation partnership for a joint science and technology precinct at University of New So ...
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Outcomes from LNG 18
5 May 2016
The conference theme, ‘Redrawing the Global Map of Gas’, highlighted the changing world of natural gas – from reserves, trade, geopolitics, technological developments, regulation and stakeholder manag ...
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UK and Australian organisations partner on cyber security initiatives
5 May 2016
Data61, the largest data innovation group in Australia, and Cyber London (Cylon), the first cyber security accelerator in Europe, are partnering in a collaboration on cyber security initiatives.
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A$54 million investment in university-industry renewable energy collaboration
5 May 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced an investment of A$54 million in nine university-industry joint research projects on renewable energy technologies.
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