Daily Markup #316: Gilmour Space joins consortium to make space tech more accessible; Escavox helps to grow avocado marketer’s exports by 30%; Neuron Mobility pledges ~US$145k of free trips for vaccination appointments

Credit: Gilmour Space Technologies

Rising to the occasion

  • 500-backed rocket startup Gilmour Space Technologies has become the newest member of the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium.
  • AROSE is a not-for-profit, industry-led consortium with a vision for Australia to be the trusted leader of Remote Operations science, technology, and service, on Earth and in Space.
  • According to the article, Gilmour Space is the largest Australian manufacturer of orbital launch vehicles.
  • The CEO of AROSE said, “We are thrilled that Gilmour Space has joined AROSE, bringing crucial launch services to the consortium that round out our Space sector supply chain capabilities. Companies will now have the option of an affordable, reliable, and Australian service provider to launch their satellites, rockets, and payloads into orbit and space.”
  • Read the full story here.

Credit: Escavox

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  • Australian avocado marketer The Avolution has grown its sea freight exports to Asia by more than 30% over the last 12 months.
  • How? The company counts 500-backed agritech startup Escavox as part of the reason for its newfound success. Escavox’s continuous in-transit temperature monitoring of its fruit ensures a much higher percentage of shipments are arriving in optimum condition.
  • “New technology that provides accurate data in real-time is giving us the confidence to send more of our product by sea over a wider geographical area globally than we ever once thought possible,” Antony Allen, chief executive of The Avolution said.
  • He added that Escavox’s technology has helped increase exports and reduced the company’s freight bill.
  • Read the full article here.

Credit: Neuron Mobility

Community effort

  • 500-backed e-scooter startup Neuron Mobility has pledged ~US$145,000 to help 20,000 people in Australia and New Zealand travel to their vaccination appointment.
  • The coupon is available on the Neuron app, which can be used for one round trip to a vaccination center, GP, or hospital.
  • “We know that increasing vaccination rates is an integral step to stopping the spread and reducing the health, social, and economic impacts of the virus in our community,” said Neuron Mobility CEO Zachary Wang. “Through this initiative, we want to provide greater access to safe transport options for every Australian who is eligible to get vaccinated.”
  • Read the full article here.

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