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Space

Adelaide’s $66 million Space Manufacturing Hub lands $20m federal grant

- March 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Australian Government has backed plans to build a $66 million Adelaide-based manufacturing hub for the space industry with a $20 million grant towards the project. The Space Manufacturing Hub, first revealed last December, is a collaboration between the South Australian government and four local startups: nano-satellite maker Fleet Space Technologies, quantum technologies developer Q-CTRL and… Read more »

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Adelaide will be home to a new manufacturing hub for spacetech companies

- December 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

A new manufacturing hub for space technology companies is being established in Adelaide. The South Australian government is partnering with four local startups, on the purpose-built facility, the Australian Space Park, to develop the project with a focus on collaboration and production of small satellites and their payloads, rockets, electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles… Read more »

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Space

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 »

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Space

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 »

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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 »

Other tech

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 »

Business

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 »

Space

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 »

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Adelaide tech co MGM Wireless rebrands as Spacetalk

- November 18, 2020 3 MIN READ

A South Australian company that initially made its mark by pioneering school messaging systems has changed its name to help it ramp up a global push into the smartwatch market. MGM Wireless shareholders last week voted to change the company’s name to Spacetalk Ltd to reflect its move into the market for smartphone watches designed… Read more »