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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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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 »

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South Australia pushes agtech as a solution to changing climate

- January 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

The rising impact of climate change now has modern farmers looking to technology to help them boost productivity in increasingly challenging situations. South Australia has launched a plan to become a leader in AgTech with a focus on dryland agriculture. In August, the South Australian government announced a major partnership with the University of Adelaide… Read more »

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Adelaide’s space sector is shooting for the stars with some heavy hitters

- December 30, 2019 3 MIN READ

South Australia’s space industry has grown from infancy to adolescence in the 12 months since it was announced that the Australian Space Agency would be headquartered in Adelaide. The December 2018 Federal Government announcement has been a dose of rocket fuel for the local industry, attracting global companies, major investment and inspiring Adelaide’s space startup… Read more »

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Chinese investors back $45 million fund for South Australian biotech

- December 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Emerging South Australian biotechnologies will be accelerated through a Chinese-backed AU$45 million investment fund aimed at commercialising health research for the global market. The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund is backed by a group of private investors based in Nanjing, China. The group is led by Mr An LuFan, Executive Director of D&R Pharmaceuticals, one… Read more »