Clean, scalable energy storage
Presented by: Penelope Bettison – Executive Director, 1414 Degrees
Robotics helping farmers revolutionise agriculture
Agerris develops autonomous robotic solutions to help farmers reduce their on-farm input costs, improve agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. These solutions include non-chemical weeding, individualised crop and animal intelligence and manipulation, and solar-electric platforms that can operate all day and night under different weather conditions. Their systems have to deal with plant and animal biology (that constantly evolve) and operate across different terrains, so the hardware solutions are designed to be modular and interact with on-farm re-configurable AI techniques.
Presented by: Salah Sukkarieh – CEO, Agerris
Ultra-sensitive diagnostic testing
Despite the recent development of advanced technologies, current diagnostic methods still lack sensitivity and accuracy, require dedicated laboratories, highly trained personnel and have therefore prevented early, large-scale and affordable diagnosis, in particular in developing countries - Attoquest seeks to remedy this.
Presented by: Rom Bouveret – CEO & Managing Director, AttoQuest
Baraja’s Spectrum-Scan™: defining a new category of LiDAR
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Sydney, Baraja began its work on a breakthrough LiDAR technique in the garage of Founder & CEO Federico Collarte. Federico and his Co-founder & CTO Cibby Pulikkaseril created an elegant solution to the complex problems facing legacy LiDAR systems that give vision to self-driving vehicles. Their Spectrum-Scan™ approach address scalability, reliability, vehicle integration and performance issues that legacy LiDAR technologies cannot. Baraja, backed by Sequoia China, Blackbird Ventures and Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund, has 95 employees and has offices in Sydney, San Francisco and Shanghai.
Presented by: Reshmi Buthello – Head of People & Culture, Baraja
Robotics for remote and hostile environments
Blueprint Lab is an Australian robotics company specialising in the development of robotics and control software for remote and hostile environments. Their first product line of Reach System robotic manipulators serve as a capability multiplier for inspection class subsea vehicles. Customers include US Navy and Oil and Gas.
Presented by: Paul Phillips – Co-founder & CEO, Blueprint Lab
Elevating online gaming and streaming experience
Presented by: Vijay Sivaraman – CEO, Canopus Networks
Clever solutions for tackling climate change
Presented by: Vanessa Rauland – Founder & CEO, ClimateClever
Every carton of food that moves through the supply chain has a unique journey; this journey can rarely be predicted. Any deviation from ideal accelerates the deterioration of the product, leading to increased waste and inconsistent quality. Existing systems only allow each participant in the chain to see their leg of the chain, and often solutions are also only category or commodity specific. escaVox provides a B2B solution that uses a range of technologies and commercial models to improve supply chain efficiency, resulting in better product and less waste for the consumer.
Presented by: Luke Wood – Co-founder & CEO, escaVox
Presented by: Brenton Cooper – Co-founder & CEO, Fivecast
IoT that secures IoT communications
HackHunter secures IoT communications by detecting and locating malicious activity used to intercept wireless communications.
HackHunter protects everything from mobile phones using WiFi to IoT sensors communicating with management and control systems e.g. power utilities, medical appliances.
HackHunter is an IoT sensor that continuously monitors for malicious activity and alerts security management systems in real-time when detected. The HackHunter Portable Tracker then precisely locates the malicious source, whether hidden under the floor or in a bag etc. so it can be removed.
Presented by: Tracie Thompson – Co-founder & CEO, HackHunter
Authentication of things - trust enhancer
Laava Smart Fingerprints are a low cost, secure and brandable visual mark of trust. Unlike QR codes, Laava Fingerprints are resistant to spoofing, reverse engineering. This transforms the label into a form of interactive media.
Presented by: Jamila Gordon – Founder & CEO, Lumachain
Almost two-thirds of horticultural producers have crop left unpicked each season because they cannot find the right labour at the right time. The team from LYRO Robotics has developed robotic systems that can pick and pack fruit which allows growers to concentrate on farming and not on managing teams of backpackers. In 2017 they led the team that won the “Olympics” of robotic picking out-competing 15 other teams worldwide by picking the most objects in the given time.
LYRO Robotics is creating the brains and the hands of the future robotic workforce for horticulture and logistics worldwide.
“Creating the brain, the eyes, and the hands for the next generation of smart robots that can perform a variety of tasks currently done by human hands.” - LYRO
Presented by: Juxi Leitner – Co-founder, LYRO
Presented by: Damian Veling – Co-founder & CTO, Okra Solar
Improving accuracy in breast cancer surgery
Laboratory quality results in minutes
PPB Technology is the CYBERTONGUE® company. They offer lab quality analytical results, on site, in minutes. This will allow customers in the food, ag, environment, health and other sectors to make fast, informed decisions about their products. Their technology is protected by several patent families. Their business model is to be a B2B company that sells physical products, e.g. consumables, with the option to build services upon the physical layer. Their first customers are processors in the dairy supply chain. PPB Technology is currently focussed on engaging customers and raising capital to bring the first test to market.
Quantum Brilliance – diamond quantum computing
Quantum Brilliance is a quantum computing company developing diamond-based hardware. Quantum computing promises a paradigm-shift in computational power, and is expected to be a defining technology of the 21st century. Their quantum computers are based on atomic-scale defects in a diamond crystal. Diamond’s unique properties free Quantum Brilliance from the cryogenics and ultra-high vacuum systems confining other quantum computing hardware to the lab, enabling novel applications and the widespread distribution of quantum computers. They have the potential to become the world’s dominant quantum computing company.
Presented by: Andrew Horsley – CEO, Quantum Brilliance
Presented by: Dean Freestone – Co-founder & CEO, Seer Medical
SmallSat constellations for high value markets
Skykraft is a SmallSat engineering business that has the expertise and mission experience to conceptualise, design, build and operate custom satellite constellations for high value global applications. As a demonstration of the viability of SmallSat constellations, Skykraft identified an Air Traffic Management opportunity and then formed a partnership with Indra, a Spanish multinational company with $5 billion annual revenue, for the delivery of space-based Air Traffic Management services. This application alone represents annual revenue of $400 million per year. With launch and satellite build costs reducing by an order of magnitude, Skykraft is ideally placed to deliver space-based global services into a variety of vertical markets.
Presented by: James Prior – Managing Director, Skykraft
Nodal-based spatial computing planning tool
Presented by: Lucy Cooke – Founder, SpaceDraft
Recognise products without barcodes
Tiliter recognises products without barcodes. With the world’s most accurate and flexible identification system, Tiliter integrates their software into existing business infrastructure removing the manual identification processes that currently exist across multiple industries. With a strong focus on environmental, cultural and social impact Tiliter aims to redefine the way we identify objects to reduce waste, improve people’s experiences and enhance productivity.
Presented by: Martin Karafilis – Co-founder & COO, Tiliter Technology
Revolutionising the animal tracking industry
Presented by: Debbie Saunders – Founder & CEO, Wildlife Drones