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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board opens Sydney office
29 Aug 2016
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is opening a standalone office in Sydney to formalise its existing Australian operations.
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China’s BGI invests in Australian genomics R&D
23 Aug 2016
Global genomics company BGI has reinforced its research and development (R&D) ties with Australia by opening a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane.
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International consortia bid for Melbourne Metro Tunnel
19 Aug 2016
Three consortia featuring international construction companies from Asia, Europe and North America have been shortlisted to build Melbourne's Metro Tunnel.
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Global data centre provider expands Australian presence
18 Aug 2016
Equinix, a NASDAQ-listed provider of carrier-neutral data centres, has completed a US$28 million expansion of its Melbourne data centre.
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Sanofi invests in new Brisbane-based production facility
16 Aug 2016
To keep pace with ever-increasing demand from China for Australian-produced vitamins and mineral supplements, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is expanding its production facilities in Brisbane.
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Shanghai Zhongfu expands presence in Kimberley region
9 Aug 2016
Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, has purchased Carlton Hill Station in the Ord River district of Western Australia, from Consolidated Pastoral ...
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Lockheed Martin to open new R&D facility in Melbourne
3 Aug 2016
Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin is investing an initial A$13 million over three years to establish the Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaR L ...
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International investors awarded Victorian wind farm projects
2 Aug 2016
Two international renewable energy developers recently announced new wind farm projects in Victoria: Trustpower Dundonnell Wind Farm and Acciona Australia Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm.
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CSIRO signs Australia–France space ballooning agreement
1 Aug 2016
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has signed an agreement for a ballooning project with France’s national space agency, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiale ...
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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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