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Biofuel seed crop powered by Canadian agtech to be grown in Australia

12 Feb 2018

Agrisoma Biosciences (Agrisoma), a Canadian agtech company, has partnered with Qantas to invest in Australia’s first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop.

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Australian almond plantation acquired by London private equity firm

9 Feb 2018

UK-based Cibus Fund has purchased a 400-hectare almond orchard in Victoria, Australia for an undisclosed price.

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Korean vitamin manufacturer boosts Australia’s pharma job sector

6 Feb 2018

Korean nutritional supplement producer Nutribiotech has chosen Australia as the location for its newest global manufacturing facility, creating 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years.

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Benchmark Report 2018 promotes Australia as a leading global economy

2 Feb 2018

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has launched Australia’s new Benchmark 2018 report.

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Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan buys Australian avocado farm

1 Feb 2018

Canada-based Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) has acquired Jasper Farms, one of Australia’s largest avocado producers, for an undisclosed amount.

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Spanish solar company establishes new HQ in Australia

22 Jan 2018

Spanish solar photovoltaic (PV) company Soltec Energías Renovables has opened a new office in Australia as part of its Asia-Pacific regional expansion strategy.

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Australia ranks third in 2018 International Innovation Scorecard

18 Jan 2018

A global ranking by the US-based Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has placed Australia third out of 38 countries in its inaugural 2018 International Innovation Scorecard.

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UK ICT investment into Australia: 2017 highlights

13 Dec 2017

British-Australian collaboration in the ICT sector remains strong, with many UK companies choosing Australia to establish Asia-Pacific regional headquarters due to the availability of highly skilled w ...

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Sumitomo Chemical to buy Botanical Resources Australia

13 Dec 2017

Japanese chemical giant Sumitomo Chemical group has spent approximately ¥15 billion (A$177 million) on Botanical Resources Australia, a Tasmanian pyrethrum business.

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Hitachi investing A$1.25bn in Australian ‘social innovation’ to 2020

7 Dec 2017

Hitachi has committed A$1.25 billion to ‘social innovation’ projects in Australia to 2020, and has already invested around A$875 million in 2016–17, primarily to mining technology projects, as reporte ...

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NEC Australia wins the 2017 Investment Award

6 Dec 2017

Minister Steven Ciobo MP announced NEC Australia as the winner of the 2017 Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment’s Investment Award.

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Foreign investment the focus of Northern Australia Investment Forum

1 Dec 2017

Agribusiness and food, resources and energy, and tourism infrastructure were the focus of the second Northern Australia Investment Forum, held in Cairns on 19-21 November 2017.

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Australian renewable energy projects deliver A$8.8bn in investment

6 Nov 2017

Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC) has released its latest investment and job estimates for large-scale renewables projects for the 2017 calendar year.

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BT Group establishes first global cyber security facility in Australia

2 Nov 2017

British telecommunications provider BT Group is opening a cyber security research and development (R&D) facility in Sydney.

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Indian cloud-consulting company opens Australian office

31 Oct 2017

BlazeClan, an international cloud consulting and managed services company, has opened an office in Sydney to service clients across Australia and New Zealand.

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French autonomous vehicle company to establish Australian facility

24 Oct 2017

NAVYA, a French autonomous vehicle company, is establishing its Asia-Pacific manufacturing headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Global genomics giant to establish research hub in Queensland

3 Oct 2017

Neogen Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed food and animal safety company, has established an animal genomics facility at the University of Queensland UQ).

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Italian F&B company invests in Australian fine foods

26 Sep 2017

Italy’s Inalca Food & Beverage (IF&B) has increased its majority stake in Australia’s Fresco Gourmet Pty Ltd (Fresco) and Itaus Pty Ltd (Itaus), to 100 per cent ownership.

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Irish fintech company enters Australia

25 Sep 2017

Ireland-based company, AutoEntry has opened its first Australian office at a fintech hub in Melbourne’s east. Its app helps accountants and bookkeepers automate processes.

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Monash University Incubator attracts world-class manufacturer

22 Sep 2017

Leading Greek yoghurt manufacturer, Chobani, is the first client to use the new Monash University A$3 million incubation facility.

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