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Industry veteran Luke Coleman is new CommsAlliance CEO

Telecommunications industry veteran Luke Coleman has been appointed as chief executive officer at the Communications Alliance, the industry association for the telco sector. He takes over the role from...

$1.6bn research commercialisation program shifts into gear

Australia’s biggest tilt at commercialising university research finally got underway on Wednesday with an initial $180 million unlocked for researchers working in priority areas like processing of critical minerals,...

Biosecurity startup ExoFlare raises $5.3m

Biosecurity startup ExoFlare has closed a $5.3 million capital raise to develop its online platform for tracking threats in the agriculture and food supply chain. The seed raise was...

Defence innovation network goes national

A research network that provides universities and industry with a direct link to Defence has become national with the addition of the Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University. Charles Darwin...

RNA ‘blueprint’ kicks off national effort

A new working group will be convened by the federal Industry department to connect and promote Australia’s emerging RNA sector and make it a bigger part of a $158...

Business data spine salvage mission underway

The corporate regulator is preparing a fully costed roadmap for a business “data spine” that could underpin a $1.3 billion salvage mission from the registry overhaul frozen by the...

PsiQuantum to help shape Qld uni offerings

Queensland’s biggest universities have struck a skills partnership with PsiQuantum that gives the Silicon Valley startup a say in the direction their science, technology and maths courses take. The...

Defence drops $100m on local and overseas drones

A new fleet of reconnaissance drones will be acquired by the Australian Defence Force under a $100 million-plus deal with Germany’s Quantum-Systems and Australia’s own SYPAQ Systems. The federal...

A vital role for SBIR in Australia’s future-making

In an era where innovation drives economic growth and technological advancement, Australia faces a critical opportunity to enhance its sovereign capability and foster new industries through small business innovation...

AI inaction will hollow out economy, experts warn

Australia’s economy is at risk of ‘uberisation’ and losing its world renowned research edge without a rapid acceleration in AI investment, according to local experts that will front a...

myGov newborns register rollout starts in Canberra

myGov has become a one-stop shop for birth registrations in Canberra, with Services Australia kicking off a new trial just weeks after assuming responsibility for ‘life event’ services. Government...

Qld looks to diversify its $130m VC push

Up to 10 female venture capitalists will be trained up in a new state-backed initiative to widen the opportunities from Queensland’s $130 million startup funding drive. Brisbane based and...

Space Industry Association chief exits

Space Industry Association of Australia chief executive Maria MacNamara has stepped down from the job just three months after joining the national peak body. Ms MacNamara announced her departure...