News & Analysis

Canadian building management giant BGIS is setting up its IoT shop in Adelaide

- April 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canadian building management company BGIS will expand its Australian operations centre in Adelaide to monitor clients across the Asia Pacific. The global company plans to utilise the latest Internet of Things technologies in Adelaide, South Australia to remotely control buildings in other states and countries through internet-connected devices and sensors. This includes the monitoring and… Read more »

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The company behind the Brabham supercar is getting into the electric bus business with a former Tesla executive

- March 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

The South Australian group behind the manufacture of the Brabham BT62 supercar is positioning itself to become a major producer of electric buses for the emerging Australian market. Co-located with sister company Brabham Automotive in Adelaide, South Australia, BusTech Group is gearing up to produce at least 60 electric buses for the NSW Government over… Read more »

Healthtech

Australian tech measuring vital signs remotely is now the cornerstone of US covidsafe workplaces

- February 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

Technology developed in South Australia to remotely measure vital signs is being used at universities and workplaces in the United States to help detect COVID-19 cases. The University of South Australia (UniSA) technology uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to measures heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, movement and blood oxygen saturation. It was developed to be… Read more »

ecommerce

Miniature wine startup Trust in Taste pivots to Australia after China’s trade bans

- February 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

An Adelaide-based startup that began sending miniature wine samples direct to potential wine customers in China in 2018 has opened a production facility in South Australia and expanded into the education, trade and event sectors. The onset of COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person tastings has fast-tracked the Trust in Taste business, which is… Read more »

Funding

X-ray tech venture Micro-X raises $30 million for US expansion

- February 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Micro-X has received funding commitments of $30.5 million to help expand its US footprint and fast-track new lightweight x-ray products. The publicly-listed company announced to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: MX1) this morning it had received funding commitments totalling $30.5 million for new fully paid shares at 34 cents each. It is also proposing to… Read more »

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South Australia is getting an even bigger ‘Big Battery’ in a massive national roll out of storage capacity

- January 25, 2021 3 MIN READ

Electricity generator and retailer AGL has short listed two major global energy storage companies to supply a huge battery system at a South Australian power station that will be more than twice the size of Tesla’s original 100 megawatt ‘Big Battery’ commissioned in the state’s Mid North in 2017. The Australian energy utility today announced… Read more »

News & Analysis

Adelaide software startup MGM Wireless has designed a smartwatch to keep seniors safe

- June 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Software company MGM Wireless is launching an all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device to help keep elderly users safe and connected to family. The 4G watch follows the success of the South Australian company’s SPACETALK smartwatch designed for children aged 5-12, which it launched in 2017 and has enjoyed success in Australia, New Zealand and… Read more »

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Software developer Axios has built a strata management app to help property owners through covid-19

- June 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

Software that allows strata managers to run meetings with property owners remotely is being rapidly expanded to allow live voting at meetings and AGMs following a spike in demand. South Australian software development company Axios launched its StrataVote platform in 2017 and has so far captured almost 15 per cent of the Australian market with… Read more »

Other

An Adelaide startup has found a way to mimic tropical timbers using wood waste

- May 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

An Australian company that has developed technology to turn wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood has entered an agreement with Bosch to globalise the product. Based in Adelaide and Melbourne, 3RT has spent six years developing its world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University in South Australia, launching its… Read more »

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Adelaide’s new genomics centre it taking the R&D medtech battle to cancer and wine

- May 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

Scientists will focus on genes to improve cancer treatments and make better wine at a new $7 million research centre in Adelaide, South Australia. Interim scientific director Professor David Lynn said the state-of-the-art South Australian Genomics Centre would open in July to advance the state’s increasingly important work studying the genes that make up animals,… Read more »

Other

Quantum computing chip maker Archer Materials signs a deal with IBM

- May 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed tech company Archer Materials has signed an agreement with IBM to advance the widescale development of its quantum computing technology. Based in Adelaide and Sydney, Archer uses a unique carbon-based material in its 12CQ qubit processor chip technology that has the potential to enable chip operation at room-temperature and integration with modern electronic devices.… Read more »

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A spacetech startup is helping build Australia’s satellite-based electronic warfare powers

- April 29, 2020 3 MIN READ

South Australian electronic warfare company DEWC Systems has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to advance its space tactical sensor system for the Australian Defence Force. The Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Warfare Sensor System (MOESS) project will involve a constellation of about 20 CubeSats fitted with a range of sensors and monitoring equipment to detect radio… Read more »