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Chinese delegation takes the pulse of Aussie medtech
26 May 2017
In a first for the Australian Government, Austrade and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) worked with Australian companies and research groups to showcase investment opportuniti ...
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Global finance and manufacturing giants invest in Australian agribusiness
17 May 2017
The Yield, a global agricultural technology (agtech) startup based in Tasmania, has attracted A$6.5 million in Series A investments from Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder to develop its aquaculture and microcl ...
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Danish company to open fish-feed factory to supply Australia’s growing aquaculture sector
11 May 2017
BioMar Group, a Danish manufacturer and distributor of commercial fish-feed, is establishing a greenfield factory in Australia to support the local aquaculture sector.
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New resources and energy investment specialist joins Austrade
10 May 2017
David Grabau has joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to help attract foreign investment into the Australian resources and energy sector.
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries invests in Adelaide University research partnership
9 May 2017
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), part of Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Group, has signed a collaborative research contract with the University of Adelaide.
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Japanese university to open first offshore campus in Australia
5 May 2017
Nihon University is opening its first campus outside of Japan in Newcastle, New South Wales.
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Shanghai Zhongfu and CSIRO partner on cotton trials in northern Australia
2 May 2017
Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, is working with CSIRO to trial a new genetically modified cotton variety in northern Australia.
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Shell to create 350 new jobs in Queensland coal seam gas projects
28 Apr 2017
Shell Australia’s QGC joint venture has announced plans to drill up to 161 additional natural gas wells in Queensland.
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Singaporean investment company and Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts sign hotel management agreement
26 Apr 2017
The Four Points by Sheraton, Melbourne Docklands hotel has opened in the new Marina Tower development at Melbourne’s Docklands. The Marina Tower development is a three-tower mixed-use site owned by Hi ...
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Israeli cyber security and defence training company to open Australian HQ
24 Apr 2017
Israeli cyber security company CyberGym is relocating its global headquarters to Melbourne, generating 60 new full-time jobs over the next three years.
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UK autonomous vehicle designer establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Australia
19 Apr 2017
RDM Group, a designer and manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, is establishing its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Adelaide’s Tonsley innovation district.
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A$380 million invested in Australia’s largest single solar project financing deal
18 Apr 2017
German group Wirsol and Australian renewable energy developer Edify Energy have completed Australia’s largest single solar project financing to build and operate three new solar farms.
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A$447.5 million committed to new agribusiness Cooperative Research Centres
11 Apr 2017
Australia’s universities, public and private sectors have committed to four new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) to help agricultural producers with innovation and technology.
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Global agricultural processor opens flavour creation facility in Australia
7 Apr 2017
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has opened a new flavour creation facility and customer service centre in Sydney to service customers in Australia and New Zealand.
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Singapore’s Equis invests A$400 million in new Australian solar projects
6 Apr 2017
Equis Energy (Equis), Asia’s largest independent renewable energy developer, has approved two solar projects involving capital investment of approximately A$400 million.
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Verizon chooses Australia for its Asia-Pacific cyber security facility
4 Apr 2017
US telecommunications multinational Verizon has strengthened its cyber security capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region by opening a new security operations centre in Canberra.
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Canadian pension fund continues to invest in Australian cattle stations
3 Apr 2017
Australian agriculture continues to be an important asset category for Canadian pension funds, as demonstrated by the latest Canadian fund–backed investment by Hewitt Cattle Australia (HCA).
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Leading UK and local investors to open new Brisbane hotel
28 Mar 2017
UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in partnership with Pro-invest, a leading hospitality investment platform in Australasia, have announced plans to open a new Holiday Inn Express hotel in B ...
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US-based cyber security company UpGuard launches Sydney office
21 Mar 2017
UpGuard, an Australian-founded cyber security startup, is opening an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney, five years after moving to Silicon Valley.
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US and Australian organisations partner to streamline border security through data analytics
16 Mar 2017
US-headquartered global IT company, Unisys, is joining forces with CSIRO’s Data61 to develop an advanced data analytics solution to streamline Australia’s border security assessments.
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