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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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How a high-end hi-fi startup began producing face shields for the coronavirus fight

- April 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

Two South Australian companies that have previously worked together to produce luxury speakers are collaborating to manufacture face shields to fill local shortages. Kyron Audio is world-renowned for producing extreme high-fidelity dipole loudspeaker systems for the luxury market and was due to exhibit its wares at Sydney’s 2020 Hi-Fi Show last weekend. But the cancellation… Read more »

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Coronavirus has turned into a money spinner for an ASX-listed mobile x-ray tech company

- March 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

Coronavirus continues to drive sales into Asia and Europe for South Australian hi-tech x-ray manufacturer Micro-X. The Adelaide-based company reported to the ASX last week that sales of its flagship lightweight mobile x-ray machine had reached $1.8 million for the quarter with $1 million worth of sales in 20 days. With almost four weeks of… Read more »

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Australia’s Space Agency HQ launches in Adelaide

- February 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

More than 1000 space leaders including NASA representatives and the president of the Italian Space Agency are in Adelaide today for an industry forum as the local sector continues to gain momentum. Prime Minister Scott Morrison began the day by officially opening the new Australian Space Agency headquarters at the Lot Fourteen innovation precinct. The… Read more »

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Data startup Lumin Sports raises $650,000 for international expansion

- January 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Performance data startup Lumin Sports has raised $650,000 through private investment to drive commercial expansion in 2020. The South Australian company’s software platform was launched in 2018 through a collaboration with global tech giant Dimension Data and World Tour cycling team NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data). The technology, which interprets complex technical and… Read more »

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Australia is building a research submarine

- January 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

A three-year project to design, manufacture and test Australia’s first yellow submarine will begin next month. The fully reconfigurable Australian Research Experimental Submarine (ARES) will be used for hydrodynamic and crew efficiency testing of future submarine designs. A full business case is still being finalised ahead of the kick-off meeting in Adelaide, South Australia, in… Read more »