Saber Astronautics wins $6m Defence Innovation Hub contract

Space operations company Saber Astronautics, has won a $6.6 million Defence Innovation Hub contract to transform existing space telescopes into space traffic sensors. Following an initial $2.1 million Defence Innovation Hub contract in 2019, this new contract is for a third phase of development applying advanced algorithms to combine data from multiple different suppliers such…

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Another naval ship to be imported, not built locally

By Peter Roberts The Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) just announced procurement of a dedicated undersea support vessel along with other perplexing decisions by defence are raising questions over whether there is a sufficient focus in Canberra about buying from Australian companies. After a selection process led by an independent broker, the Norwegian flagged MV Normand…

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Health tech commercialisation centre opens in Melbourne CBD

The new Connected Health Innovation and Commercialisation Centre (CHICC) in Melbourne’s CBD has been launched, and will offer services including skills training, a concierge to connect businesses with investors, and an accelerator program. According to a statement from state industry minister Ben Carroll (second from left), the William Street-located centre will support up to 500…

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