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Quantum computing chip maker Archer Materials signs a deal with IBM

- May 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

ASX-listed tech company Archer Materials has signed an agreement with IBM to advance the widescale development of its quantum computing technology. Based in Adelaide and Sydney, Archer uses a unique carbon-based material in its 12CQ qubit processor chip technology that has the potential to enable chip operation at room-temperature and integration with modern electronic devices.… 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 »

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Sports app Lumin pivots into wellbeing for companies with people working from home

- April 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

Software that supports the world’s best athletes is undergoing a makeover to support staff working from home. First created to help elite athletes manage their training, the software is now finding its way into home offices as its South Australian creator launches a new platform for corporations dealing with COVID-19 distancing. Lumin Wellbeing is a… Read more »

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Malcolm Turnbull is among the investors backing satellite startup Myriota’s $28 million series B

- April 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

South Australian satellite connectivity company Myriota has raised A$28 million in Series B funding to bolster its satellite network and increase its workforce by 2022. Myriota will use the latest round of funding to increase its constellation of satellites to 25 and further its global expansion as a leader in low-cost and low-power Internet of… Read more »

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How a high-end hi-fi startup began producing face shields for the coronavirus fight

- April 8, 2020 2 MIN READ

Two South Australian companies that have previously worked together to produce luxury speakers are collaborating to manufacture face shields to fill local shortages. Kyron Audio is world-renowned for producing extreme high-fidelity dipole loudspeaker systems for the luxury market and was due to exhibit its wares at Sydney’s 2020 Hi-Fi Show last weekend. But the cancellation… Read more »

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Coronavirus has turned into a money spinner for an ASX-listed mobile x-ray tech company

- March 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

Coronavirus continues to drive sales into Asia and Europe for South Australian hi-tech x-ray manufacturer Micro-X. The Adelaide-based company reported to the ASX last week that sales of its flagship lightweight mobile x-ray machine had reached $1.8 million for the quarter with $1 million worth of sales in 20 days. With almost four weeks of… Read more »

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South Australia’s space incubator is looking for startups heading to infinity and beyond

- February 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s first space industry incubator has opened applications for its third intake and is looking to help international companies break into the sector. Now in its third year, the Venture Catalyst Space program is based at the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in Adelaide, South Australia. The program forms part of the… Read more »

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A simple finger prick test by an Adelaide medtech startup could transform the global nutrition market

- February 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

Blood testing technology developed by South Australian medical researchers is poised to transform the nutrition industry. Adelaide-based Trajan Nutrition is starting to market its new nutrition testing globally after proving the technique can replace costly and time-consuming vial blood testing with a simple finger prick. The team is looking to break into the United States,… Read more »

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Fitbits will help researchers understand the science behind work-life balance

- February 3, 2020 2 MIN READ

Ever wondered what balance of exercise, sleep, food and work delivers the best outcomes for your physical and mental health? A team of scientists led by researchers in South Australia is embarking on a four-year study to find out. The international team will use 200,000 data sources from Fitbits, activity monitors and time-use surveys linked… Read more »

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Data startup Lumin Sports raises $650,000 for international expansion

- January 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Performance data startup Lumin Sports has raised $650,000 through private investment to drive commercial expansion in 2020. The South Australian company’s software platform was launched in 2018 through a collaboration with global tech giant Dimension Data and World Tour cycling team NTT Pro Cycling (formerly Team Dimension Data). The technology, which interprets complex technical and… Read more »

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South Australian mapping startup Aerometrex goes 3D following IPO

- January 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

Aerial mapper Aerometrex has released two new services for its flagship metropolitan mapping service following a successful stock exchange debut. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, the newly listed company (ASX: AMX) has built 3D modelling into its MetroMap subscription service as well as launching its own high-flying camera to capture the images. Aerometrex Managing Director… Read more »