Fleet Space Technologies
News & Analysis

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 »

Agritech

A $90 million plant to produce methane-reducing cattle feed using seaweed is being built in South Australia

- June 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Construction of the first processing plant to use a seaweed-based feed supplement for cows to reduce their methane production by 90% will begin near Port Pirie towards the end of this year. The $90 million advanced processing facility will be built by Pirie Meats, with CH4 Global, Organic Technology Holdings and Siemens Australia signed up… 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 »

Indigenous IT
News & Analysis

Indigenous firm New Future IT is developing the next generation of Aboriginal IT workers

- June 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Two Aboriginal health service providers on the Eyre Peninsula have trained Indigenous staff to provide IT support with help from another First Nations company. The Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation in Ceduna and the Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service in Whyalla have chosen New Future IT from Darwin to train Indigenous workers to cover their internal IT… Read more »

News & Analysis

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 »

News & Analysis

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 »

News & Analysis

Canadian building management giant BGIS is setting up its IoT shop in Adelaide

- April 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canadian building management company BGIS will expand its Australian operations centre in Adelaide to monitor clients across the Asia Pacific. The global company plans to utilise the latest Internet of Things technologies in Adelaide, South Australia to remotely control buildings in other states and countries through internet-connected devices and sensors. This includes the monitoring and… Read more »

News & Analysis

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 »

ecommerce

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 »

Funding

X-ray tech venture Micro-X raises $30 million for US expansion

- February 1, 2021 2 MIN READ

Micro-X has received funding commitments of $30.5 million to help expand its US footprint and fast-track new lightweight x-ray products. The publicly-listed company announced to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: MX1) this morning it had received funding commitments totalling $30.5 million for new fully paid shares at 34 cents each. It is also proposing to… Read more »

News & Analysis

South Australia is getting an even bigger ‘Big Battery’ in a massive national roll out of storage capacity

- January 25, 2021 3 MIN READ

Electricity generator and retailer AGL has short listed two major global energy storage companies to supply a huge battery system at a South Australian power station that will be more than twice the size of Tesla’s original 100 megawatt ‘Big Battery’ commissioned in the state’s Mid North in 2017. The Australian energy utility today announced… Read more »

News & Analysis

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 »