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US-based cyber security company UpGuard launches Sydney office
21 Mar 2017
UpGuard, a Australian-founded cybersecurity startup is to open its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney, five years after moving to Silicon Valley.
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US and Australian organisations partner to streamline border security through data analytics
16 Mar 2017
US-headquartered global information technology (IT) company, Unisys, is joining forces with CSIRO’s Data 61 to develop an advanced data analytics solution to streamline Australia’s border security ass ...
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Acciona invests $262 million to acquire Australian engineering and construction company
15 Mar 2017
Spain’s Acciona has announced in a press release, plans to invest approximately A$262 million to acquire Australian engineering and construction group, Geotech. The acquisition helps expand Acciona’s ...
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Huawei partners with James Cook University
9 Mar 2017
China’s leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, is partnering with James Cook University (JCU) to develop the latest connectivity innovation through Australia’s first Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) lab in C ...
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US DevOps consultancy opens Melbourne office to tap into Australia’s digital transformation
8 Mar 2017
Contino, a US-based enterprise DevOps and cloud transformation consultancy, has opened an office in Melbourne to take advantage of investment opportunities in digital transformation.
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Indian multinational invests in Australian irrigation agtech company
28 Feb 2017
Observant Technology, a world-leading Australian company specialising in precision water management for farms, has reached a landmark investment deal with Jain Irrigation, an Indian multinational with ...
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Israeli drone company flies into Western Australia’s mining hub
24 Feb 2017
Industrial drone company Airobotics has established its first overseas entity in Perth, Western Australia, to service clients in Australia’s mining and resources sector.
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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre
22 Feb 2017
The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...
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FUJIFILM and Australian stem cell company partner to commercialise treatment for graft-versus-host disease
20 Feb 2017
FUJIFILM Corporation of Japan and Cynata Therapeutics, an Australian stem cell and regenerative medicine company, have executed a license option agreement to develop and commercialise one of Cynata’s ...
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Chinese group plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture
14 Feb 2017
New Hope Group (New Hope), China’s largest privately owned agribusiness, has announced plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture by 2020.
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Korea Zinc Company invests in Australia’s renewable energy sector
13 Feb 2017
Sun Metals Corporation, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, is developing a 100MW solar farm to supply power to its zinc refinery in Townsville, northern Queensland.
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Dutch solar company plans to invest A$48 million in new Australian energy plants
1 Feb 2017
Renewable energy company Photon Energy NV has announced plans to construct two new solar power plants in New South Wales.
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Global shipbuilder forms Australian subsidiary, opens local office
30 Jan 2017
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, one of three companies shortlisted for the Department of Defence’s SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Future Frigate) project, has formed an Australian subsidiary, Fincantieri Australi ...
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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market
25 Jan 2017
Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.
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Australia’s 2017 Benchmark Report now available
25 Jan 2017
The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo MP, launched Australia’s 2017 Benchmark Report in New York City as part of the G’day USA program.
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Japan’s Hitachi Zosen to acquire majority stake in Osmoflo Group
24 Jan 2017
Hitachi Zosen, a Japanese industrial and engineering corporation, is acquiring a majority shareholding (70 per cent) of Osmoflo, a leading Australian desalination and wastewater treatment company.
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RocketSpace to open tech startup campuses in Australia
23 Jan 2017
San Francisco’s RocketSpace – the US startup accelerator that helped launch tech companies such as Uber and Spotify – is opening its first Australian campuses in 2017.
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