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Dive into 2024 with our industry insights and key opportunities for your business!

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SMEs in the spotlight

Uluu scales up its seaweed alternative to plastics with Quiksilver collaboration

Perth biotech start-up and CSIRO Kick-Start alumni recently launched their first commercial product as a collaboration with surf brand, Quicksilver.

Taking a new insecticide from leaf to lab

CSIRO Kick-Start alumni, Bio-Gene Technology, has developed a new insecticide, Flavocide®. Flavocide® uses eucalypt to target agricultural insect pests and disease-spreading mosquitos, while promising to be safer for bees and other key beneficial insects.

Innovate to Grow program celebrates 500 participants

Innovate to Grow has transformed over 500 SMEs through the power of research and development.

Industry insights and events

Funding opportunities

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