South Africa's academic tech transfer sector will be supported by a $10.2m vehicle backed by the $96m SA SME Fund.
Leanna Read, appointed South Australia’s chief scientist in 2014, has joined Uniseed as an independent board member.
Sally-Ann Williams will leave Google to take the reins at Cicada Innovations, the deeptech accelerator backed by four Australian universities.
Morse Micro, a designer of wifi chips for IoT applications, has won the support of Uniseed and the Csiro Innovation Fund in a round that brought its total to at least $20.8m.
The fund manager will work with Hungry Jack’s to devise a plant-based version of the latter’s flagship burger, the Whopper, based on Csiro research.
DNA sequencing spinout Longas Technologies has been working away from public view since 2015, having secured cash from the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund as well as its own founding team and directors.
The board at Flinders University-founded medical avatar software platform Clevertar has agreed to pump in funding to clear the spinout's outstanding liabilities to creditors including the university.
Csiro Innovation Fund joined Westpac-backed Reinventure to co-lead cybersecurity platform creator Kasada’s latest round, which will help fund recruitment and international expansion.
Inspection robot manufacturer Invert Robotics was founded out of University of Canterbury in 2011 and has now secured corporate Yamaha Motor as an investor in its latest round.
MRCF has kickstarted a fifth fund to make early-stage investments in medical technologies from its network of member research institutions in Australia and New Zealand.