Forty-one companies have been shortlisted in this year’s Australian Technologies Competition, with finalists to be selected from these based on a business plan assessment and going on to the final round event, to be held October 25 – 26.
“This cohort of companies really showcases the Australian tech sector’s response to the challenges of COVID and the impact of climate change on business and the community,” said Patrick Mooney, Executive Chair of Impact Tech Ventures, organisers of the competition, which is now in its 11th year.
“They have wonderful executable solutions including rapid pathogen detection, digital privacy protection, real-time radiation exposure monitoring, clean energy utilisation, AI that prevents industrial accidents, rapid bushfire detection and management and extraction of plastics from textiles.”
The ATC has categories including energy, circular economy, social impact, manufacturing, food & agritech, mining, medtech & pharma, cyber security and smart cities.
Semi-finalists will receive mentoring and growth advice, and were picked from 100 entries this year.
Successful finalists will go on to a two-day event on October 25 – 26, with pitching to take place on the second day, followed by the naming of winners at a dinner that evening.
The shortlist includes the below companies. The full list can be read here.
- Carapac (circular economy) which makes compostable packaging out of shellfish waste;
- Textile recycling company BlockTexx (advanced manufacturing and circular economy);
- Wildfire detection company Fireball International (advanced manufacturing and disaster & emergency);
- Building products manufacturer FormFlow (advanced manufacturing and social impact);
- And AI workplace safety company Presien (advanced manufacturing and mining technologies).
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