The board of DuluxGroup (ASX:DLX) has unanimously recommended shareholders accept an acquisition proposal by Japan’s Nippon Paint Holdings at $9.80 a share, 28 per cent higher than yesterday’s closing price.
Solar panel startup Solpod has received Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) support and will install its novel redeployable pods at 25 commercial and government buildings.
The Australian space industry has received a $245m injection with the launch of the Cooperative Research Centre for Smart Satellite Technologies and Analytics, announced today in Adelaide at the University of South Australia.
If you’re a cafe-goer, it’s near impossible that you’ve missed the surge in popularity for reusable cups.
Comment by Peter Roberts No-one expects the coming federal election to be decided on the fundamental challenges facing Australia’s economy and manufacturing sector. But there are signs of a more progressive attitude towards industry policy and some understanding of the massive changes being wrought by innovation in product and production processes. To my mind, one…
Australian production of Life Savers has begun at Darrell Lea’s Ingleburn factory, following the acquisition of the brand from Nestle.
Brisbane’s L3-Micreo will produce and export more than 14,000 SILVERSHIELD units which protect vehicles from radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The units will be delivered to the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces and are in addition to 16,000 systems exported in 2018. The latest contract, announced by defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds, brings to…
Comment by Peter Roberts Like many I was hot under the collar when Treasurer Josh Frydenberg failed to mention the word ‘innovation’ during last week’s federal budget speech. Shadow industry minister, Kim Carr, spent the next day chiding the government for failing to mention a concept which only a few years ago was the centrepiece…
University of Sydney agricultural robotics spin-out, Agerris, has raised $6.5 million to commercialise two robot platforms for precision farming.
Wasted food statistics can make for depressing reading. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, a third of all food worldwide – totalling 1.3 gigatonnes – is squandered annually. In Australia it’s estimated we waste $20 billion worth of food a year.