2023’s Australian Technologies Competition Winners Announced

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Australian Technologies Competition Awards;
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29th September 2023

In front of a packed crowd at a gala event last night, the winners of this year’s Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) were announced, demonstrating the remarkable level of talent and ingenuity that exists in Australia.

Now in its 13th year and proudly owned by Scalare Partners, a technology investment and advisory firm, the ATC serves as a platform for celebrating Australian innovation and entrepreneurship. Designed to recognise those companies at the forefront of technological advancement, whose cutting-edge innovations are driving positive, real-world change, the ATC reflects Scalare Partners’ investment vision, spotlighting businesses that prioritise innovation, sustainability, and the betterment of society.

Following on from the Cleantech Awards in Melbourne earlier this month, the ATC’s Sydney event was a well-attended celebration of local technology that has the potential for global impact and scale. With close to 100 applications, the judges faced a challenging task in choosing the 10 winners, who pitched their ground-breaking innovations to the judging panel on Thursday. The winners have been selected for their unwavering dedication to creating innovative solutions that not only address global challenges but also promote sustainability and improve quality of life.

In a testament to the Scalare Partners’ commitment to nurturing and celebrating pioneering enterprises, all ATC finalists have gained the opportunity to engage with investors, mentors, and industry experts.

This year’s exceptional winners have demonstrated their potential to reshape industries and contribute significantly to societal advancement, ranging from glasses that deliver a sense of vision to those who are blind to hydrogen-powered scramjets engines. The full list of winners is as follows:

Advanced Manufacturing

RoboMotion Pty Limited (trading as Verbotics) : robotic automation for welding that eliminates the need for costly manual programming to make robotic automation accessible for all manufacturers, regardless of size.

Cybersecurity & Critical Tech (Web 3.0)

Brauz : technology connecting customers to retail staff in-store to reserve, find in-store, click and collect, and book appointments.

Fintech & Regtech

CXEX Pty Ltd : leveraging the latest advances in AI and machine learning to help businesses to better understand their customer base, through conversational analytic solutions designed to extract insights and drive data-driven decisions.

MedTech & Pharma

Aria Research : glasses which deliver a sense of vision to people who are blind via technologically enhanced human echolocation.

Social Impact

MentorKey : offering world-class mentoring, sponsorship, and coaching programs for large corporate powerhouses via a digital platform that delivers real impact for employees.

Space & Defence

Hypersonix Launch Systems : an aerospace engineering design and build company specialising in hydrogen-powered reusable scramjet engines and hypersonic flyers that have no CO2 emissions.

Water, Food & Agribusiness

Zondii Pty Ltd : global technology that instantly verifies and validates food and fibre through a smartphone to transform supply chain traceability and product verification globally.

Alumni Achievement Award

Coviu : an all-in-one virtual care engagement platform dedicated to measurement-based care providing integrated customisable forms & standardised assessments with automated scoring.

Overall Technology Company of the Year

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The winners of this year’s Australian Technologies Competition were announced at the National Finals & Awards night in Sydney on the 28th of September, following the Cleantech Finals & Awards ceremony in Melbourne earlier this month.

The winners of the Cleantech Finals & Awards include:

ON VOL Pty Ltd : turning movement into electricity to supply endless power, solving the problem of battery dependency and powering IoT and wireless sensors.
Sustainable Cities, Communities & Transport
Adiona Tech : converging technological advances to provide real time, dynamic decision support for mobility, transportation and logistics whilst lowering the impact that transport and logistics has on cities and its people.
Victorian Cleantech Alumni Award Winner
RayGen : combining hi-tech solar with thermal storage for proven, reliable, and flexible energy. Their innovations across solar and storage hardware, operating software, manufacturing, and process optimisation offer a new capability for the fight against climate change.

For more information on the ATC, visit www.austechcomp.com

For more information about Scalare Partners, visit www.scalarepartners.com

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