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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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Australia's 2016-17 Budget: investment in new economy, infrastructure and innovation
4 May 2016
Australia’s 2016-17 Federal Budget sets out a long term economic plan to ensure Australia continues to successfully transition from the mining investment boom to a stronger, more diversified new econo ...
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Chinese conglomerate invests in Australian seafood processor
4 May 2016
The Chinese conglomerate, Legend Holdings, has invested in one of Australia’s largest seafood processing, wholesale and export businesses – the West Australian-based Kailis Bros.
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Siemens invests A$20 million in Perth
3 May 2016
The German technology conglomerate, Siemens AG, has invested A$20 million in a state-of-the-art service centre in Perth.
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Bosch Group invests A$40 million in Australia
2 May 2016
The German-based multinational engineering and electronics group, Bosch, has invested A$40 million in the multi-stage development of new Oceania headquarters in Clayton, Victoria.
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Update on Australian Medical Research Advisory Board
28 Apr 2016
The Australian Government has announced appointments to the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board, set-up to advise how funds held in the Medical Research Future Fund should be deployed.
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Australia offers a diversified economy for investors
12 Apr 2016
Australia offers a much more diversified economy for investors than is generally perceived, Steven Ciobo, Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, said in Hong Kong recently.
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US food company investing US7.49 million in Melbourne research hub
11 Apr 2016
The US snack food giant, Mondel─ôz International, is investing US$7.49 million in a food research hub in Melbourne in collaboration with Melbourne University.
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New Nanoscience Hub at Sydney University
7 Apr 2016
The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Sydney University will open a new Nanoscience Hub*on April 20.
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SurveyMonkey opens Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney
6 Apr 2016
The world’s largest survey platform, the US$2 billion tech start-up SurveyMonkey, has opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney.
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Taiwan bank establishes presence in Australia
4 Apr 2016
One of Taiwan’s largest privately-owned financial institutions, CTBC Bank Co. Ltd., has established a presence in Australia with a representative office in Sydney.
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UK fintech launches point-of-payment rating system in Australia
31 Mar 2016
The UK fintech start-up, truRating – a point-of-payment rating system – has launched in Australia. The award-winning consumer ratings company has secured partnerships with some of Australia’s top-tier ...
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US pharmaceutical giant invests A$21 million in South Australia cancer drug facility
24 Mar 2016
Pfizer Australia, a subsidiary of the US biopharmaceutical giant, Pfizer Inc, is to expand operations in Adelaide, with an investment of A$21 million at its facility in Thebarton, in the city’s inner- ...
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Italian and Australian constructors team up for Perth rail link
16 Mar 2016
An Italian-Australian joint venture has been selected to build the A$2 billion Forrestfield-Airport Rail Link – a major infrastructure project funded by the Western Australia State Government.
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Sydney a hub for the ‘Internet of Everything’
2 Mar 2016
Innovation Central, a new R&D hub dedicated to developing technologies for the ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE), has been opened at Sydney’s Australian Technology Park.
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