Drone company raises $3.5 million to commercialise technology.

Drone technology company Emescent has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise Hovermap, which utilises autonomous drones to map underground mines. The company, a spin-out from CSIRO, raised the capital from Main Sequence Ventures and Bechtel mining executive, Andy Greig. Hovermap consists of a LiDAR mapping payload equipped with autonomous technology that automates the…

Osmoflo’s cup runneth over.

Adelaide desalination and water treatment manufacturer, Osmoflo is groaning at the seams at its Burton factory as it completes a number of major water purification projects. The company, which uses sophisticated membranes to desalinate and purify water, appears to have been benefiting from an upturn in mining investment across Australia. “Projects we are currently working…

Codan to supply Bangladesh with military radios.

Adelaide’s Codan Radio Communications is to supply the Bangladesh Army with 200 Codan Patrol 2110M Manpacks providing portable tactical communications capabilities. The company, a division of Codan Limited (ASX: CDA), said the deal gave the company “another multimillion dollar partnership in the Asia Pacific Region.” The company offered “a technically compliant product with superior quality…

Squeezing opportunities out of the tube: Geelong startup works toward nanomaterials world first

Over the decade Geelong has developed an impressive collection of research and industrial capabilities around carbon fibre. But it’s not the only engineered material in the region, and a new joint venture plans to turn world-leading research in boron nitride nanotubes into new products and wealth.