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Australia is pouring $3.4 billion into a defence capabilities accelerator

- May 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

The federal government has earmarked $3.4 billion over the next decade for an Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) to develop advanced military technologies. The proposal is part of the Defence Strategic Review released last week, which recommends spending $19 billion over the next four years amid more effective support for innovation, faster acquisition and better… Read more »

A Fleet Space Centauri 4 nanosatellite

Satellite startup Fleet lands $6.4 million defence contract

- April 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

Adelaide satellite tech startup Fleet Space Technologies has bagged its first contract in the lucrative defence sector, signing a $6.4 million contract with Australia’s Defence Space Command. The agreement will see Fleet’s next-generation of Centauri satellites used to develop and demonstrate a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications system focused on tactical communications and data… Read more »

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Canberra defence contractor AeroPM sets up shop in Adelaide’s Lot 14

- June 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

AeroPM, an Australian professional services consultancy firm, specialisies in supporting the Australian Department of Defence to acquire complex and significant sovereign capabilities. The company, based in Canberra, was attracted to Lot Fourteen to work within a district of like-minded talented professionals in the defence and space industry. AeroPM’s Chief Executive Officer, Emily Frizell, said the… Read more »


Adelaide nano-satellite startup Myriota lands $5.5 million government defence contract

- September 29, 2021 2 MIN READ

Internet of Things (IoT) satellite company Myriota has landed a $5.48 million contract from the Australian government for Defence tracking communications. Myriota will use its network of nano-satellites to retrieve data from sensors across hundreds of Defence platforms, forming a global, space-enabled communications network. The network, dubbed the ‘Internet of Military Things’, could deliver increased… Read more »

Alex Scandurra - Stone & Chalk

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk is opening in Adelaide

- June 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra  Fintech innovation hub Stone & Chalk is setting up shop in Adelaide in partnership with the South Australian Government Stone & Chalk will be the anchor tenant and startup hub operator at Lot Fourteen, the massive and ambitious innovation precinct on the seven-hectare former Royal Adelaide Hospital site. With… Read more »