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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 »

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Australia is building a research submarine

- January 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

A three-year project to design, manufacture and test Australia’s first yellow submarine will begin next month. The fully reconfigurable Australian Research Experimental Submarine (ARES) will be used for hydrodynamic and crew efficiency testing of future submarine designs. A full business case is still being finalised ahead of the kick-off meeting in Adelaide, South Australia, in… Read more »

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Adelaide’s space sector is shooting for the stars with some heavy hitters

- December 30, 2019 3 MIN READ

South Australia’s space industry has grown from infancy to adolescence in the 12 months since it was announced that the Australian Space Agency would be headquartered in Adelaide. The December 2018 Federal Government announcement has been a dose of rocket fuel for the local industry, attracting global companies, major investment and inspiring Adelaide’s space startup… Read more »

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Chinese investors back $45 million fund for South Australian biotech

- December 11, 2019 2 MIN READ

Emerging South Australian biotechnologies will be accelerated through a Chinese-backed AU$45 million investment fund aimed at commercialising health research for the global market. The Adelaide China Biotech Investment Fund is backed by a group of private investors based in Nanjing, China. The group is led by Mr An LuFan, Executive Director of D&R Pharmaceuticals, one… Read more »

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Stone & Chalk’s Adelaide push fires up

- December 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Stone & Chalk CEO Alex Scandurra and Adelaide GM Chris Kirk. Leading Australasian not-for-profit Stone & Chalk has officially launched its South Australian co-working space in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood. The tech startup hub is already home to 130 entrepreneurs from 30 startups and aims to become South Australia’s home of innovation. Stone & Chalk… Read more »

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Aerial mapping tech veteran Aerometrex’s IPO is a massive hit with investors

- December 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Aerometrex is expected to have a market capitalisation of approximately AUD$95 million when listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in early December. But demand for its 25 million IPO shares valued at $1.00 each has seen the initial offer close many times oversubscribed. Aerometrex Managing Director Mark Deuter said the explosive market interest stems from… Read more »