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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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Philippines’ AC Energy invests in Australia’s renewable energy market

16 Jul 2018

AC Energy has entered into a joint venture with UPC Renewables, a global renewable energy developer, and invested in Australia’s energy market.

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Silicon Valley fintech company Nomis Solutions chooses Australia for Asia Pacific HQ

13 Jul 2018

Nomis Solutions has opened an Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne to service the Asia Pacific region, creating up to 50 jobs over five years.

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Global satellite company SITAEL sets up Australian headquarters in Adelaide

5 Jul 2018

Italy’s largest privately owned space company, SITAEL, is opening an Australian office to design, develop and manufacture small satellite platforms and payloads.

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BAE Systems awarded A$35 billion Future Frigates program

4 Jul 2018

UK company BAE Systems has been selected as preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver the Australian Government’s nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy.

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New direct flights to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia

20 Jun 2018

New direct flight routes between Singapore and Broome, and Shenzhen and Darwin are expected to boost visitor numbers into northern Australia.

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Canadian long-duration bulk energy storage company enters Australian market

19 Jun 2018

Hydrostor, a Canadian company specialising in advanced compressed air energy storage (A CAES), is establishing a new head office and demonstration power plant in Australia.

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A look at the Foreign Investment Review Board 2016–17 Annual Report

18 Jun 2018

Australia continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investment, with China and the US the top two sources of approved investment.

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Australia remained in the top ten global destinations for FDI in 2017

15 Jun 2018

Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Australia, which more than doubled in 2016, maintained their high level at US$46 billion in 2017.

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US private equity investor acquires Accolade Wines for A$1 billion

13 Jun 2018

The Carlyle Group has acquired South Australian wine company Accolade Wines for A$1 billion.

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Japanese seafood giant acquires A$24.99 million stake in Australian agribusiness

30 May 2018

Japanese seafood giant Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) announced it has acquired a 14.99% share of Australian prawn farmer Seafarms Group for A$24.99 million.

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