Canberra calls in a manufacturer to map out a future for the sector

By Peter Roberts The federal government has turned to former Dow chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to help map a new future for Australian manufacturing in the post-coronavirus world. Liveris, an Australian, has been called up by Canberra’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission to devise a long-term strategy to deliver a competitive manufacturing sector to help in…

JAT embarks on anti-viral food R&D

While companies rush to meet short-term opportunities opened up by the arrival of the Covid-19 coronavirus, China exporter Jatenergy has embarked on a R&D programme to develop food supplements with anti-viral properties. The company, which exports a wide range of Australian products to China including milk-based foods, will work with researchers at the University of…

Myriota expands IoT reach into Canada

Nanosatellite developer Myriota has extended its reach in the Canadian market with the purchase of satellite communications assets from exactEarth Ltd. The acquisition will see Myriota Canada acquire four satellites, a global network of ground station assets, and their associated spectrum licenses. The acquisition will increase the Adelaide company’s capability to deliver low-cost, low-power, secure…