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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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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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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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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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Fintech businesses to benefit from licensing exemptions
23 Dec 2016
The Australian Government has introduced a ‘regulatory sandbox’ to provide companies in the financial services sector with flexibility to test new financial technology (fintech) products.
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Softbank Robotics to establish its first presence in Australia
2 Dec 2016
Japanese company, SoftBank Robotics, has announced it will be establishing its first presence in Australia with an outpost in one of Queensland’s Fortitude Valley startup and innovation precincts. The ...
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Global accelerator gives Australian startups a business boost
30 Nov 2016
One of the world’s leading startup support organisations, MassChallenge, has selected ten Australian startup teams as the winners of a national competition to participate in a workshop to be held in t ...
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Tata Consultancy Services partners with UNSW
23 Nov 2016
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pursue research collaborations in machine learning, virtual reality, rob ...
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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University
4 Nov 2016
Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.
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Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline website launched
28 Oct 2016
The Australia New Zealand Infrastructure Pipeline (ANZIP) website has been launched by Treasurer Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Bill English.
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US digital firm establishes Asia-Pacific “Collaboratory” in Melbourne
21 Oct 2016
Cognizant Digital Works, a NASDAQ-listed technology company, is establishing a “Collaboratory” in Melbourne, creating up to 110 new highly skilled jobs.
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US software company opens Australian HQ in Melbourne
5 Oct 2016
Expensify, a US receipt- and expense-management software company, has opened its first Australian office in Melbourne.
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More than A$1 billion invested in Australian research excellence
4 Oct 2016
The Australian Government has announced a new round of funding totalling A$283.5 million for nine Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence. Cash and in-kind support worth A$761.4 millio ...
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New Zealand’s Datacom Group invests in IT jobs training facility
30 Sep 2016
New Zealand IT services company Datacom Group is investing in a A$22 million facility that will provide training, full-time jobs and IT career opportunities in South Australia.
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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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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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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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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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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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