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Australia and Canada to collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

9 Jul 2020

The Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC) and Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the commercial deployment of zero-emissi ...

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Launch of Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement negotiations

26 Jun 2020

Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) have started negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

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Advanced US proton therapy system to treat cancer at new Australian medical facility

23 Jun 2020

US-based ProTom International will install its Radiance 330® Proton Therapy System at the new Australian Bragg Centre.

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US pharma giant backs UoQ vaccination device in A$18 million boost

11 Jun 2020

Australia’s reputation as a pharmaceuticals innovator has gained a boost, with US-based Merck Inc. (MSD) and Germany’s Harro Höfliger announcing an A$18 million investment in vaccine technology compan ...

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Yamaha investment fund ploughs A$11 million into agtech startup

10 Jun 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) startup, The Yield, looks set for rapid growth after an A$11 million injection from Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (Yamaha Motor Ventures).

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France’s Neoen to build A$500 million solar farm in Queensland and world’s biggest battery in Victoria

27 May 2020

Overseas investment in Australian renewable energy is powering ahead. In early May, the French energy utility, Neoen, announced it would build Australia’s largest solar farm in Chinchilla, southern Qu ...

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Indian biotech joins forces with Griffith University in hunt for COVID-19 vaccine

12 May 2020

On April 23, vaccines-manufacturing company Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) has announced a tie up with researchers from Griffith University to develop a vaccine candidate for COVID-19.

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COVID-19 vaccine project at University of Queensland gets a A$17 million boost

25 Mar 2020

A program to fast-track a vaccine for COVID-19 led by Norwegian research alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), has received a A$17 million boost from Australian state a ...

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Locals blow froth on first locally-brewed pints from Scottish craft co, BrewDog

24 Mar 2020

Two years after announcing a A$30 million investment, Scottish craft beer company, BrewDog, has opened a flagship combined brewery–hospitality venue in Brisbane.

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World’s No.1 wind energy producer powers up in South Australia

18 Feb 2020

Spanish energy utility, Iberdola, has partnered with Irish renewables developer, DP Energy, to enlarge South Australia’s major new hybrid wind-solar project — the A$500 million Port Augusta Renewable ...

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Abu Dhabi wealth fund backs A$495 million Perth waste-to-energy plant

14 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has acquired a 40 per cent stake in Australia’s second, major waste-to-energy (WTE) facility — Western Australia’s East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility (ERRRF).

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AstraZeneca invests A$200 million in Sydney & plants first of 25 million trees

14 Feb 2020

British-Swedish multinational pharma AstraZeneca will expand its drugs-making operations in Australia, with a A$200 million investment in an existing Sydney facility.

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Australian scientists and Japanese tech co. in joint bid to improve autism diagnostics

6 Feb 2020

Major Japanese electronics multinational JVCKENWOOD has launched a clinical trial with La Trobe University in Melbourne and the Telethon Kids Institute in Perth to aid early diagnosis of autism spectr ...

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Chinese fund invests A$45 million into South Australian health and biotech industry

14 Jan 2020

A Chinese fund has invested A$45 million to accelerate the development and commercialisation of translational health and medical research outcomes from South Australia. The investment will enable rese ...

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Australian institute teams up with China Grand Pharma to develop world-first drug

23 Dec 2019

Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has signed a significant commercial agreement with China Grand Pharma to develop the world’s first small molecule drug to treat diseases caused by human p ...

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Japan’s biggest pharma co., Takeda, teams with Melbourne’s BioCurate to expedite new drug development

29 Nov 2019

Victorian medicines accelerator, BioCurate, is partnering with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to expedite the development of new therapeutics and drugs.

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Australia’s capital looks for major investment in renewables to meet 100% target

14 Nov 2019

Australia’s capital, Canberra, is set for a large-scale renewable-energy auction to guarantee its 100 per cent renewables target into the mid-2020s.

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Malaysia’s Gamuda buys 50% stake in Australian rail infrastructure firm

7 Nov 2019

Malaysian engineering, property and infrastructure company Gamuda Berhad has acquired a 50% share of Martinus Rail, a New South Wales-based railway infrastructure firm.

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Korea and Australia strengthen research ties in early drug development

1 Nov 2019

Korea’s Yuhan Corporation announced on 1 November that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with one of Australia’s oldest research institutions, the 104-year-old Walter and Eliza Hall In ...

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Singapore serviced-apartment giant adds glamour to North Sydney skyline

18 Oct 2019

Singapore-based, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is investing A$202.2 million in a new, 48-storey freehold serviced residence in North Sydney’s CBD. Ascott is one of the world’s largest international lod ...

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