Twelve new CSIRO ON Accelerate ventures announced

Addressing global health challenges, championing sustainability through circularity, and advancing advanced manufacturing, are some of the innovative areas selected for the next stage of CSIRO’s ON Accelerate programme. The programme, which develops high-potential, research-based ventures for launch into the Australian market, will include 12 new deep-tech project teams who will be given the tools and…

Quasar launches digital multibeam satellite ground station

CSIRO related start-up company Quasar Satellite Technologies has launched its world first fully digital multibeam satellite ground stations. The stations will revolutionise the space industry, enabling government, defence and intelligence agencies, as well as private organisations, to establish a view of every satellite in orbit, according to a statement. To be unveiled at the Space…

Advanced Navigation to manufacture photonic chip

AI robotics and navigation technology manufacturer Advanced Navigation has been awarded a grant by the Australian Department of Defence to develop manufacturing capability for photonic chips. Australia does not have commercial manufacturing capability for photonic chips which contain circuits using light transmission and receival – a laser is a photonics device. Advanced Navigation is the…

Arkeus secures seed funding to scale optical radar manufacture

Defence manufacturer Arkeus will scale manufacturing of its hardware-enabled software platform for search, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The optical autonomy company raised $4.45 million in seed funding from technology investors Main Sequence, Beaten Zone Venture Partners and Salus Ventures. The funding will help Arkeus scale manufacturing and enhance the capabilities of its core product…

WA government announces $1 million for new Rail Collaboration Centre in Karratha

The Western Australian government has announced a $998,000 funding package to establish a new Rail Collaboration Centre in Karratha, with hubs located in Newman and Perth, independently operated by the CORE Innovation Hub. According to a statement on Wednesday, the funding comes from the Local Manufacturing Investment Fund (LMIF), and “will support the assembly, manufacture,…

Brisbane company takes delivery of equipment to produce “turquoise hydrogen” and graphene

ASX-listed energy company Pure Hydrogen Corporation has confirmed that Turquoise Group has taken receipt of key production equipment from its development partner for a “turquoise hydrogen” commercial demonstration plant at Brisbane.   Pure Hydrogen holds a strategic, 40 per cent stake in Turquoise Group, which is developing its plant in collaboration with French technology startup Plenesys.…

Avenira raises $5 million, with $2 million strategic investment from China’s Hebang

ASX-listed phosphate chemicals producer Avenira has announced the raise of approximately $4.8 million before costs through a placement of new, fully-paid ordinary shares. Avenira is developing a phosphate mine at Wonarah in the Northern Territory and a lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery cathode materials plant at Darwin’s Middle Arm precinct In a statement on Wednesday,…