iLaunch lead Prof Colin Hall, Dr Marta Ilusca Jane, Dr Jebum Choi and Dr Kamil Zuber from UniSA

4 space projects score $18 million as iLAuNCH opens Adelaide 3D metals printing plant

- July 24, 2024 2 MIN READ

Four space research projects at the University of South Australia (UniSA)  have received $18 million in funding as part of the $230m iLAuNCH program. The funding coincides with the opening of a new Advanced Manufacturing Metal 3D printing facility at VPG Innovation, in Adelaide’s Camden Park. The 3D printing machines can produce titanium and nickel… Read more »


NSW launches $500,000 in grants for space tech

- July 22, 2024 2 MIN READ

The global space economy is expected to be worth forecast to be worth $2.7 trillion with a decade, so the NSW government has decided to get in on the action with $500,000 in grant funding. The new NSW Space+ Program grants have been launched ahead of an estimated 10,000 delegates heading to Sydney in September… Read more »

Phoebe Bardsley and Dr Joshua Case

Regional doctors staffing platform Go Locum doses up on $350,000 Seed raise

- July 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

Medical staffing platform Go Locum, which connects doctors with temporary roles in regional and remote areas, has raised $350,000 in Seed funding from Darwin VC Paspalis. This round will support the software startup’s international expansion plans and the launch of an app to streamline locum (fill-in doctor) recruitment in Australia. Go Locum was founded by… Read more »


3D virtual reality startup pockets another $13 million

- July 12, 2024 2 MIN READ

A Melbourne startup described as the Canva of 3D presentations has raised another $13 million as it becomes part of $6000 Apple headset. The state government’s $2 billion venture fund, Breakthrough Victoria, led the round for Jigspace, tipping in $4.4 million, joined by existing investors including Rampersand, Investible, Vulpes and angel investor Hugh Bickerstaff. The… Read more »


e-waste recycler Sircel pockets $5 million raise amidst acquisitive mood

- July 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

The country’s largest e-waste processor, Sircel, has banked $5 million from impact investor Kilara Capital to tackle solar panel recycling amid national ambitions. The Sydney startup, founded in 2018, grew rapidly in May when it acquired venture-backed Victorian recycler Scipher Technologies, including its solar panel recycling plans, for $5 million, after it collapsed into administration… Read more »

Mac Thompson and Dr Luke Marshall

Sun Cable OGs raise $1.7 million Seed round for their carbon removal & recycling startup, Fugu

- July 9, 2024 3 MIN READ

Sydney startup Fugu Carbon has raised $1.67 million in a Seed round to ramp up production of its low-cost CO2 capture technology. The round was led climate tech-focused Sydney VC Investible, with support from Andrea Gardiner’s Jelix Ventures, as well as Melbourne climate tech fund Electrifi, and Counteract, a London-based VC specialising in carbon removal.… Read more »

Zonely, Alicia Nagle
Women in Tech

Here are the 100 most powerful women in sports innovation

- July 9, 2024 2 MIN READ

More than 30 startup founders and execs, including Zonely’s Alicia Nagle and Stephanie Bofinger from FemPro Armour, have been recognised among the 100 most powerful women in Australian sports innovation.  The second edition of the ‘Women in Sports Innovation’ report, which recognises the outstanding contributions of emerging and established leaders in sports innovation, was released… Read more »