Bodd cofounders Dave McLaughlin and Rob Fisher.

Advanced manufacturing startup Bodd raises $5 million

- January 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

Melbourne clothing tech statup Bodd has raised $5 million, as it looks to use its 3D body scanning technology for advanced manufacturing. The round. announced on Christmas eve, was led by retail entrepreneurs Candice and Nick Hirons, supported by a range of family offices and high-net worth figures. Bodd’s executive chairman, Tim Allison, who is… Read more »

Melt Ventures cofounders Steph Hinds and Trent Bagnall
Venture Capital

Melt Ventures launches $20 million Advanced Manufacturing Venture Fund

- December 13, 2022 3 MIN READ

Melt Ventures has launched Australia’s first dedicated Advanced Manufacturing Venture Fund and is already near to first close.  The Fund is investing in high-growth companies in the Advanced Manufacturing sector including clean technologies such as renewable energy  and storage, automation and robotics, agriculture and transport, as well as  advanced materials and space.   The VC fund… Read more »

Ed Husic

Flinders Uni ‘factory of the future’ scores $10 million to help defence manufacturing startups

- October 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Flinders University’s Factory of the Future facility at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide will receive $10.1 million in next week’s federal budget to ramp up its advanced manufacturing support for small business and defence startups. The announcement follows through on an election pledge made by Labor in May during the campaign. Industry and science… Read more »

Gilmour Space rocket launch

Gilmour Space lands $52 million grant to ramp up Queensland’s rocket launching ambitions

- March 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

Gold Coast-based Gilmour Space Technologies has received a $52 million grant from the federal government for its collaborative project bringing together more than 30 local space tech startups, and universities. The Australian Space Manufacturing Network (ASMN) was awarded Modern Manufacturing Initiative Collaboration (MMIC) grant for the development of sovereign space capabilities in Australia. The grant… Read more »