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Agerris reaps $4.6m
Uniseed, Carthona Capital and BridgeLane Group provided the funding for University of Sydney-founded Agerris, which is preparing to commercialise products including robotic farm hand systems.
Starts at 60 relishes $1.9m
QUT Bluebox has joined corporates Holland Insurance and Seven West Media in the second funding round for over-60s package holiday portal Starts at 60.
Sapien Cyber locks down funding
Oil and gas exploration company Woodside Energy was sufficiently intrigued in its earlier development pact with ECU-founded Sapien Cyber to purchase a 10% stake.
Respirion inhales $14.2m
Cystic fibrosis drug developer Respirion Pharmaceuticals has spun out from Telethon Kids Institute with capital from an Australian government-backed initiative.
Uniseed rides with Forcite
The multi-university venture fund led a $566,000 round for smart helmet developer Forcite, which has now collected $2m in total.
Andrén draws curtain at Cicada Innovations
Multi-university-backed incubator Cicada Innovations has lost its chief executive and managing director Petra Andrén, who has decided to spend more time with her family.
Liquid Instruments signals for $8.2m
Australian National University helped supply series A funding to scientific testing device manufacturer Liquid Instruments, which is led by a professor from the university’s College of Science.
Baraja jives for $32m series A
Lidar technology developer Baraja has lured the support of Csiro's Innovation Fund as it pursues additional business for its autonomous vehicle perception system in the US and Asia.

Other News

Uniseed plants $485,000 in Wildlife Drones
ANU wildlife monitoring spinout Wildlife Drones previously turned to a Csiro-run accelerator to help get its drone-powered animal tracking system off the ground.
Uniseed sends Cardihab $1.4m
Uniseed has returned to back Csiro digital health spinout Cardihab after an earlier round which also raised $1.4m in 2017.
Perkii quenches $2.2m thirst
Uniseed has upped its investment in probiotic drink maker Perkii after leading the Queensland spinout’s first $3m round in 2016.
Pure Battery stores $1.3m
Queensland spinout Pure Battery Technologies will use the cash to design and build production plants for its acid-leaching-based battery material manufacturing process.
Inflazome gets series B funding influx
Inflammatory disease drug developer Inflazome, based on research at University of Queensland and Trinity College Dublin, has added $45.6m in series B capital to its coffers.
Emesent maps out $2.5m in funding
Emesent spun out from Csiro earlier this year to market an underground drone that could help mining firms build an improved picture of their operations.

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Big deal: Stanford leads global innovation pack
Reuters has ranked the top 100 universities across the world, putting Stanford University at the top and naming KU Leuven as the most innovative institution in Europe.
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Tel Aviv partners with Tata
Tel Aviv University announces $20m commercialisation fund with Tata Industries.
Analysis: The current state of MOOCs
MOOCs continue to dominate higher education headlines, but what is the current state of play, and what does the future hold for online course providers?
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