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Local plant-based meat startup v2food this week announced the addition of Professor Martin Cole as its new Chief Scientific Advisor.  Cole has held senior positions at CSIRO, the University of Adelaide, Food Standards ANZ and the United Nations, and will oversee v2food’s research and development of its range of plant-based

Leading global food and agribusiness bank Rabobank has rolled out technology that enables virtual rural property valuations from CSIRO-backed start-up Digital Agriculture Services (DAS) in Australia. The Rural Valuations Hub, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product is helping Rabobank deliver consistent, efficient and independent property appraisals. It provides comprehensive information enabling the

Scientists, industry and governments in Australia agree the potential of artificial intelligence is profound and profitable, estimated to be worth AU$22.17 trillion to the global economy by 2030. But the enthusiasm carries with it caution about AI misuse or abuse. There are fears the technology could heighten and automate biases,

With $35 million of venture funding in its war chest, Australian startup v2food last year purchased a 55,470sqm site in Wodonga to manufacture its plant-based meat products locally. More than $20 million will be invested in refitting the Wodonga site to be a food-grade facility, expected to be operational in

Digital Twin

A 3D visualisation of Western Sydney was unveiled this week, showcasing an interactive platform that could change the way urban planning is conducted. The ‘digital twin’ technology was developed by CSIRO’s Data61, the digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency, and NSW Department of Customer Service’s Spatial Services. Launched

Stethoscope, X-Ray, healthcare

Sydney healthcare analytics provider Prospection has raised $10 million in its first external funding round. The company says the funds will be used to expand its analytics platform into new therapy areas, enhance its artificial intelligence capabilities, and grow into the APAC market. The CSIRO’s Innovation fund, Main Sequence Ventures,

An Australian startup backed by the CSIRO which makes plant-based “meat” today announced it has raised $35 million in series A funding. The startup, v2food, will use the capital for more research and development, and to build a new production facility in regional Australia. The company launched last month promising

Australia’s energy sector is set to be shaken up by the same data portability regime currently disrupting the country’s banking industry. Built to empower consumers through access to their data, Australia’s Consumer Data Right brings with it new challenges and opportunities to a sector already in flux. Currently, a mix

Australia has lost its “cutting edge” in digital technology and innovation and is consequently missing out on hundreds of billions of dollars of economic growth and 200,000 jobs, according to the CSIRO.  The national science agency says to reclaim it the country needs to nearly double the digital innovation industries’

The CSIRO’s data and digital arm, Data61, today announced a research partnership with Australian cyber security company Penten to use artificial intelligence to create “cyber traps” and “decoys” as a cyber defence mechanism. Penten, a Canberra based company, will gain access to Data61’s AI expertise and begin researching “active defence”