Southern Launch, rocket launch pad
News & Analysis

South Australia is getting a 2nd rocket launch site, this time on the Eyre Peninsula

- July 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

South Australia’s reputation as the centre for the nation’s space startups has been boosted by federal government approval for a second rocket launch facility licence on the state’s Eyre Peninsula. The licence has gone to four-year-old space startup Southern Launch to establish a sub-orbital rocket testing facility at Whalers Way, near Port Lincoln, 680km west… Read more »

Fleet Space Technologies
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Three Australian space startups are shooting for the moon and beyond

- July 4, 2021 2 MIN READ

Three South Australian startups have furthered their plans to support the international space industry. All based in Adelaide,  the companies include Fleet Space Technologies, Inovor Technologies and Southern Launch. Southern Launch has been approved to conduct three rocket test launches from its site at Whalers Way reserve on the southern tip of the Eyre Peninsula… Read more »

OT100 South Australia, beer, distillers
Mergers & Acquisitions

ASX-listed drinks distributor Mighty Craft fills its glass with South Australian distillers and brewers for $47 million

- June 11, 2021 3 MIN READ

Melbourne-based drinks business Mighty Craft has announced plans to buy South Australian producers Adelaide Hills Distillery, Mismatch Brewing and Hills Cider in a deal worth $47 million. The agreement also includes 75 % ownership of the popular LOT.100 venue, which is a destination distillery, cellar door, restaurant and function centre on an 84-hectare property near… Read more »

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Prodigal Sums: Tech venture LVX Global moves HQ to Adelaide roots

- May 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

The international tech company has been lured back to Adelaide by the establishment of the Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood in the CBD of the South Australian capital. LVX Global will move its global headquarters from Perth to Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen technology and innovation hub in August. The technology solutions company manages public and private sector… Read more »

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A South Australian brewer has created a loyalty app, Agora Gourmet, to support local producers

- April 23, 2021 4 MIN READ

Agora Gourmet is a loyalty app that leverages South Australia’s love of local producers by rewarding consumers for publicly supporting their favourite brands, created by Barossa Valley Brewing founder Denham D’Silva. D’Silva has been in small business since founding Barossa Valley Brewing back in December of 2005. He came into craft brewing from the finance… Read more »

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The company behind the Brabham supercar is getting into the electric bus business with a former Tesla executive

- March 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

The South Australian group behind the manufacture of the Brabham BT62 supercar is positioning itself to become a major producer of electric buses for the emerging Australian market. Co-located with sister company Brabham Automotive in Adelaide, South Australia, BusTech Group is gearing up to produce at least 60 electric buses for the NSW Government over… Read more »

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Miniature wine startup Trust in Taste pivots to Australia after China’s trade bans

- February 4, 2021 3 MIN READ

An Adelaide-based startup that began sending miniature wine samples direct to potential wine customers in China in 2018 has opened a production facility in South Australia and expanded into the education, trade and event sectors. The onset of COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person tastings has fast-tracked the Trust in Taste business, which is… Read more »

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Satellite mission plans to boost Australia’s space sovereignty

- January 21, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

South Australia begins program to launch a low-orbit small satellite as next phase in burgeoning space economy. Led by the SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), the AUD$6.5 million SASAT1 Space Services Mission was announced on Wednesday in Adelaide, South Australia. Based at Lot Fourteen, which is also home to the Australian Space Agency, the SmartSat… Read more »

Fleet Space Technologies
News & Analysis

Southstart moves Thursday’s State of the Re: Union festival online as Covid-19 resurfaces in Adelaide

- November 18, 2020 2 MIN READ

Innovation and ideas festival, _SOUTHSTART has moved its State Of The Re: Union event in Adelaide this Thursday, November 20 – coinciding with Global Entrepreneur Week – online in response to a Covid-19 outbreak in the city. Organisers were forced to cancel today’s event after guests flying from Queensland were forced to withdraw when their… Read more »

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The tech startup behind the wildly successful SWEAT app by Kayla Itsines has now redeveloped a smartphone app to trace biological threats

- October 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Flinders University in South Australia has teamed up with a company that made its name developing a popular fitness app to create an app that can track and trace biological threats. The Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia worked with web and mobile app developer PixelForce to develop the smartphone… Read more »

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Intelligent transport is hitting the road in Queensland

- October 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

A South Australian-based V2X technology company has today begun a connected vehicle trial in Queensland which will help explore the future of co-operative intelligent transport systems. About 500 vehicles will be fitted with Cohda Wireless’s MK5H on-board units as part of the Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP). Cohda Wireless’s V2X (vehicle to everything) technology allows… Read more »