Lyon Group is a group of companies that invest in Australasia in the energy, water, agricultural sectors. Today they’ve announced they’re going to build a battery and solar farm worth $1 billion. This massive energy project will be built in Morgan, South Australia. Despite the scale of the project, they are expecting the project to...
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    Yesterday Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, with Industry, Innovation and Science Minister, Christopher Pyne, announced his innovation agenda for Australia’s future. This package of strategies are designed to stimulate the #IdeasBoom, unlocking the creativity and innovative thinking that lives inside many Australians and turn that into jobs. Startups are risky ventures...
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    Australia has long had an issue with loosing startups to international marketplaces where they can attract investments far great than what’s available here. Thankfully things are changing and fast. The latest success story is mobile app and cleaning service Whizz which have secured $2 Million in a Series B...
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