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Myriota secures Moon to Mars funding

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Nanosatellite IoT communications company Myriota has announced a $1.5 million investment from the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Initiative Demonstrator Mission Grants.

The funding will support the development of a compact, low-cost satellite communications payload providing resilient, flexible and scalable radio communications in off-world environments.

The announcement was made at the launch by South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas of the Myriota Habitat, an immersive experience centre at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation precinct.

The experience allows visitors to engage with advanced IoT solutions addressing critical challenges such as water scarcity, CO2 emissions, and infrastructure resilience.

The CEO of Myriota Ben Cade said: “The Myriota Habitat launch is a milestone that underscores our commitment to technologies that benefit humanity.

“This centre unites a diverse ecosystem of partners, reinforcing the collaborative spirit essential to our growth.

“This year, we expanded to 70 team members and contributed $15 million to South Australia’s economy, showcasing our significant impact in the tech sector.”

The Myriota Habitat brings together integrators, manufacturing partners, end-users, and STEM students, showcasing how partnerships can elevate local innovations to global solutions.

Australian Space Agency head Enrico Palermo said: “This is an investment in more than just the development of a new payload for space.

“It’s an investment in the Aussie ingenuity and capability that is essential for a Future Made in Australia, delivering space-enabled intelligence to improve outcomes for sectors impacted by climate change including agriculture.”

Myriota was amongst the cohort of the first tenants at Lot Fourteen, which is being developed using the multiple buildings of the former Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Picture: Myriota/Ben Cade, SA Premier Peter Malinauskas, Enrico Palermo

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