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CSIRO opens innovation centre for 3D printing
25 Nov 2015
The Australian Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, has officially opened the A$6 million CSIRO Innovation Centre – called Lab 22 – which provides affordable access to meta ...
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Australian and Chinese universities invest in Joint Innovation Hub
24 Nov 2015
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China are to establish a Joint Innovation Hub in Advanced Materials for the Space Age.
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Funding grant for tourism infrastructure in the Northern Territory
23 Nov 2015
A funding grant of A$775,000 for tourism infrastructure in the Northern Territory has been announced by the Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, and the Northern ...
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Public consultation on A$5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility
16 Nov 2015
The Australian Government has released a public consultation paper on the proposed design and operation of the A$5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).
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Land Tenure in Northern Australia
16 Nov 2015
Understanding land tenure in Northern Australia and successfully navigating the implications of different land tenure options can be fundamental to successful investment in the north.
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Australian scientists attract landmark funding for malaria drug development
14 Nov 2015
Landmark funding for malaria drug development has been announced by Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, and the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk.
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Australian Tropical Medicine Commercialisation Grants Programme launched
13 Nov 2015
Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister, Andrew Robb, has officially launched the A$8.5 million Australian Tropical Medicine Commercialisation Grants Programme (ATMCGP).
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Major global investors at Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Nov 2015
Some of the world’s biggest investors visited Darwin for the Northern Australia Investment Forum in early November.
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Chinese food giant invests in Australian beef
11 Nov 2015
In a landmark deal, Chinese food giant, Shandong Delisi Food Co. Ltd, is investing A$140 million to take a 45 per cent stake in the Australian Bindaree Beef Group.
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Chinese group secures Port of Darwin deal
10 Nov 2015
The privately-held Chinese energy and infrastructure group, Landbridge, has won a bid to operate the Port of Darwin on a 99-year lease for an investment of A$506 million.
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IBM opens cognitive computing centre in Melbourne
9 Nov 2015
Global technology giant IBM has opened a Watson Client Experience Centre in Melbourne, the first in Australia. One of six that IBM plans to open around the world, this centre will give businesses and ...
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Australian scientists make major quantum computing breakthrough
19 Oct 2015
Australian scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, have made a major quantum computing breakthrough.
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Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Oct 2015
The Northern Australia Investment Forum will be held at the Convention Centre in Darwin from 8-10 November.
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Johnson & Johnson in innovation collaboration with the Queensland Government
8 Oct 2015
The Queensland Government has announced a collaboration with the US pharmaceutical and healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson, to develop and commercialise healthcare innovations in Queensland.
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International investment in Australia up
3 Oct 2015
In 2014, Australia attracted over A$140 billion in new foreign investment – up A$21.2 billion, or 17.8 per cent, over the A$119 billion invested the year before.
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Australia’s largest carbon fibre composites manufacturer moves global R&D onshore
2 Oct 2015
Quickstep Holdings, Australia’s largest independent manufacturer of aerospace-grade carbon fibre composites, is moving its global R&D centre from Munich to Geelong, in regional Victoria.
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Singapore group to develop heritage Sydney buildings into luxury hotel
1 Oct 2015
Singapore’s Pontiac Land Group will develop the heritage Lands and Education Department buildings in Sydney into a 240-room luxury hotel.
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Leading Chinese pharmaceutical company and Australian university collaborate in drug discoveries
23 Sep 2015
Leading Chinese speciality pharmaceutical company, Yabao Pharmaceutical, has announced a collaboration with the University of South Australia to develop new treatments for cancer.
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Australian biotech partners with AstraZeneca
22 Sep 2015
The Melbourne-based ASX-listed pharmaceutical company Starpharma has signed a licencing agreement with global biopharmaceutical AstraZeneca.
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Swiss global healthcare conglomerate acquires Australian biotech
21 Sep 2015
The Switzerland-based global healthcare company, Novartis, has acquired the Australian biotech Spinifex, in a deal worth US$700 million.
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