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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 »

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To get the most from fitness apps, you need to crank up your competitive side too

- August 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Researchers have found that the more competitive a person is, the more benefit they get from popular workout apps. The study, conducted by Flinders University in South Australia, examined 1300 people between 18 to 83 years old, predominantly women. Led by Flinders University PhD candidate Jasmine Peterson in conjunction with Lucy Lewis, Eva Kemps and… Read more »

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Agtech startup Trust Provenance is using blockchain to track food from paddock to plate

- August 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

End-to-end traceability delivered through blockchain technology could provide a new level of trust and integrity to align with consumers’ growing demands for authenticity on what they consume. Andrew Grant has co-founded several AgTech startups, including smart tracking software solution Trust Provenance, from his base in Adelaide, South Australia. The platform integrates data points along the… Read more »

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Australia’s new cyber defence training centre is up and running

- July 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre is officially opened in Adelaide to further vital work to protect against attacks. Established as an independent not-for-profit entity through a $10 million investment by the South Australian government, the centre is located in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood and will concentrate on training cyber experts and developing security products.… Read more »

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Adelaide software startup MGM Wireless has designed a smartwatch to keep seniors safe

- June 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Software company MGM Wireless is launching an all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device to help keep elderly users safe and connected to family. The 4G watch follows the success of the South Australian company’s SPACETALK smartwatch designed for children aged 5-12, which it launched in 2017 and has enjoyed success in Australia, New Zealand and… Read more »

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Software developer Axios has built a strata management app to help property owners through covid-19

- June 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

Software that allows strata managers to run meetings with property owners remotely is being rapidly expanded to allow live voting at meetings and AGMs following a spike in demand. South Australian software development company Axios launched its StrataVote platform in 2017 and has so far captured almost 15 per cent of the Australian market with… Read more »

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An Adelaide startup has found a way to mimic tropical timbers using wood waste

- May 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

An Australian company that has developed technology to turn wood waste into timber that looks and performs like 100-year-old tropical hardwood has entered an agreement with Bosch to globalise the product. Based in Adelaide and Melbourne, 3RT has spent six years developing its world-first technology in collaboration with Flinders University in South Australia, launching its… Read more »

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Adelaide’s new genomics centre it taking the R&D medtech battle to cancer and wine

- May 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

Scientists will focus on genes to improve cancer treatments and make better wine at a new $7 million research centre in Adelaide, South Australia. Interim scientific director Professor David Lynn said the state-of-the-art South Australian Genomics Centre would open in July to advance the state’s increasingly important work studying the genes that make up animals,… Read more »

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Scientists are using recyclable nanoparticles to clear cloudy white wines

- May 12, 2020 2 MIN READ

Groundbreaking South Australian research is showing damaging proteins can be more efficiently stripped from white wines to stop clouding. Scientists at the Australian Wine Research Institute and the University of South Australia have built on world-leading research to bind unwanted proteins in wine to coated nanoparticles, then using a magnet to remove them from wine… Read more »

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A South Australian tech startup built a virtual assistant for FAQs on covid-19

- April 30, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

  Adelaide-based tech startup Clevertar has built a virtual agent called Zoe for South Australia Health in just day to answer commonly asked covid-19 questions.  Clevertar CEO Tanya Newhouse said demand for health related information had increased exponentially and help South Australians follow official health guidelines. “We are proud to be assisting SA Health to… Read more »

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A spacetech startup is helping build Australia’s satellite-based electronic warfare powers

- April 29, 2020 3 MIN READ

South Australian electronic warfare company DEWC Systems has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to advance its space tactical sensor system for the Australian Defence Force. The Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Warfare Sensor System (MOESS) project will involve a constellation of about 20 CubeSats fitted with a range of sensors and monitoring equipment to detect radio… Read more »