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5B secures investment to accelerate rollout of clean energy tech

12 Aug 2020 Investor Update

Australian innovator 5B is accelerating the development and rollout of its flagship clean technology solution Maverick after securing A$12 million in a Series A investment round.

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Israeli startup chooses Australia to trial pollinating robots

4 Aug 2020 Investor Update

The absence of bumblebees in Australia was a major reason why Arugga AI Farming chose the country to trial its robotic pollinators.

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High-flying inspection system lands in Australia

29 Jul 2020 Success stories Investor Update

Utilities in Australia are looking to the sky when it comes to avoiding costly network failures and bushfires, enlisting the expertise of investors such as Canada’s Aethon Aerial Solutions to monitor ...

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Sun Metals to build renewable hydrogen plant in Queensland

28 Jul 2020 Investor Update

Sun Metals Corporation will build a renewable hydrogen facility in the city of Townsville in far north Queensland after receiving a A$5 million grant from the Queensland Government’s Hydrogen Industry ...

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Australia and Canada to collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

9 Jul 2020 Investor Update

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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Homegrown scientific expertise draws top genome editing firm

8 Jul 2020 Success stories Investor Update

An appetite for agricultural innovation combined with a robust regulatory system and strong trading links with Asia motivated American food and ag company Elo Life Systems to set up its first internat ...

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Launch of Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement negotiations

26 Jun 2020 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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 Investor Update

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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