Extel Technologies acquires Synergetics

Melbourne-headquartered product development and electronics engineering company Extel Technologies has announced the acquisition of Monterey, California-based contract electronics manufacturer Synergetics Manufacturing, following “several years of diligent efforts”. In a statement on Monday, Extel said the acquisition is a culmination of a long-time presence in California in pursuit of its US expansion plan and would add…

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Non profits to join Industry Growth Program

The federal government has announced that not-for-profit industry organisations can now apply for grants to provide expert, sector-specific advice to startups and scaleups taking part in its $392.4 million Industry Growth Program. The programme, a replacement for the six Industry Growth Centres (IGCs), will now make available Industry Partner Organisation (IPO) grants of between $500,000…

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Pacific Green plans battery storage park for Portland’s industrial zone

Renewable energy project company Pacific Green has proposed development of a 2.5 gigawatt hour grid-scale battery energy park in Portland, located near the Portland Aluminium smelter (pictured) and Portland Water Treatment Plant. According to a statement from Pacific Green on Monday, it will develop approximately 30 hectares for the proposed energy park. The park would…

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