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US mining company acquires Australian nickel mine to meet forecast battery cell demand

12 Oct 2018

Texas-based mining company Black Mountain Metals has acquired the Lanfranchi nickel mine in Western Australia from Australian nickel miner Panoramic Resources for A$15.1 million.

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Chinese biochemical company signs MoU with Melbourne University

10 Oct 2018

The University of Melbourne has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Beijing First Biochemical Pharmaceutical (First Bio-Pharma) to fund research in Australia.

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Spain’s CaixaBank opens for business in Australia

10 Oct 2018

With the opening of its Sydney office, CaixaBank becomes the only major Spanish bank to have a presence in Australia.

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Lockheed Martin and Deakin University join forces to boost capacity of robotic exoskeleton

9 Oct 2018

US-based Lockheed Martin has partnered with Deakin University’s Institute for Intelligent Systems Research (IISRI) to work on improving the aerospace manufacturer’s FORTIS Exoskeleton

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Australian Space Agency seals deal with Airbus to foster innovation and skills

8 Oct 2018

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) and Airbus have signed a statement of intent that will see the European aerospace corporation provide support for space discovery, technology development and connecti ...

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Coca-Cola acquires Australian kombucha manufacturer

28 Sep 2018

Coca-Cola Company has acquired South Australia-based kombucha maker Organic & Raw Trading Co., maker of the MOJO brand, for an undisclosed sum.

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British company buys Australian dips manufacturer Yumi’s

26 Sep 2018

George Weston Foods (GWF) has acquired Australian dips manufacturer Yumi’s Quality Foods for an undisclosed amount from Anacacia Capital, Sydney-based private equity firm.

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French engineering giant DORIS establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Australia

18 Sep 2018

DORIS Engineering (DORIS), a global leader in providing upstream engineering services to the oil and gas industry, has opened an Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Perth.

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UK fintech ‘unicorn’ establishes Australian office to access Asian markets

17 Sep 2018

Ebury, a billion-dollar British fintech company specialising in international payments, foreign exchange and import lending facilities, has opened an office in Sydney to expand into Asian markets.

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US pharma giant teams up with University of Western Australia on cancer therapies

14 Sep 2018

UWA and Merck Sharp & Dohme partner on immunotherapy treatments

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Power couple: China’s Goldwind partners with UNSW on wind technology test lab

5 Sep 2018

China’s largest wind energy company Goldwind has teamed up with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to establish Australia’s first wind power test lab.

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US company invests in biotech startup from James Cook University

3 Sep 2018

Paragen Bio, a biotech startup focused on treating autoimmune diseases, has attracted a A$6 million investment from US-based AbbVie Ventures, Brandon Capital’s Medical Research Commercialisation Fund ...

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Airbus forms local partnerships to support Australia’s space industry

31 Aug 2018

European aerospace corporation Airbus has confirmed its long-term commitment to Australia’s space sector by announcing two new partnerships.

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General Motors Holden invests A$28 million in Australian engineering talent

30 Aug 2018

General Motors Holden will invest an extra A$28 million in Australian operations, creating 150 new engineering jobs in a bid to fast track the onset of autonomous vehicles, electric cars and widesprea ...

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Accenture opens Canberra innovation hub for defence and national security

20 Aug 2018

US consultancy firm Accenture has opened an innovation hub for defence and national security in Canberra.

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Australia tops international tech-readiness ranking

20 Aug 2018

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Australia, Singapore and Sweden as the economies most prepared for technological change, and the most attractive places for tech companies to invest in ...

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ActiveCampaign chooses Australia for its first international office

16 Aug 2018

US marketing automation tech startup ActiveCampaign has opened its first international office in Sydney

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R&D incentives attract US oncology drug specialist Moleculin to Australia

10 Aug 2018

Clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Moleculin Biotech has established a wholly owned Australian subsidiary – Moleculin Australia – in Sydney, where it plans to continue its focus on developing oncol ...

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France’s EasyMile autonomous vehicle technology steers into Australia

8 Aug 2018

Autonomous vehicle technology company EasyMile, Transit Australia Group (TAG) and the South Australian Government have joined forces to create an autonomous vehicle hub in Adelaide.

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Japanese pharma and Australian biotech to collaborate on blood cancer research

19 Jul 2018

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, has signed a research collaboration agreement with Australian immuno-oncology company HaemaLogiX.

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