ATC 2023 finalists announced


Monday, 28 August, 2023

ATC 2023 finalists announced

Finalists of this year’s Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) have been announced, featuring an impressive array of locally based businesses with innovations designed to change the world for the better.

In its 13th year (and now owned by technology investment and advisory company Scalare Partners), the ATC showcases the wide range of businesses and technologies; from a net zero emission coal replacement to glasses that deliver a sense of vision to the vision impaired, the 2023 finalists demonstrate the level of talent, intelligence and ingenuity that exists in Australia.

After receiving close to 100 entries, judges had the difficult job of choosing 32 semifinalists before narrowing the list to just 21 finalists. After a two-day masterclass and business plan presentation, the finalists were determined. These organisations will have access to investors, mentors and industry experts, all with the goal of assisting these exceptional ventures to scale and grow.

With incredible potential to disrupt industries and better lives, the finalists have been recognised for their global growth potential, and the full list of finalists is as follows:

  • 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.
  • Alcolizer Technology: globally respected drug and alcohol testing driven by world-leading R&D, innovation and manufacturing, testing and analytics, and emerging trends.
  • AloxiTec: a game-changing challenger to traditional fresh food packaging that extends shelf life, improves freshness and is recyclable.
  • Aria Research: glasses that deliver a sense of vision to the visually impaired via technologically enhanced human echolocation.
  • BlueKee: a new standard of privacy protection app that safeguards business and individual identities through use of biometrics and three layers of trust.
  • Brauz: technology that connects customers and retail staff in-store to reserve, find in store, click and collect, and book appointments.
  • Byte25: complete network observability through comprehensive monitoring to increase security and performance across entire IT infrastructures.
  • CXEX: 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.
  • EVX Australia: creating accessible, affordable, sustainable and futureproof EV charging solutions that are 100% powered by renewable energy.
  • Fluger: industry standard online booking and patient management systems for the health industry.
  • FootprintLab: provides easy-to-use and credible carbon data to empower businesses to deploy climate solutions by establishing what businesses need and how it should be integrated into data workflows.
  • 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.
  • Loopit Car Subscription: an all-in-one platform for car subscription management, able to be white labelled with an entirely configurable purpose-built solution.
  • MentorKey: offering world-class mentoring, sponsorship and coaching programs for large corporate powerhouses via a digital platform that delivers real impact for employees.
  • Metakosmos: next-generation spacesuit design and production to provide greater access to spaceflights and astronaut experience.
  • Octopusbot: AI-powered predictive analytics that reduce risk and maximise profit for commodity market players through high accuracy yield and production estimates, global supply and demand estimates, and interactive price modelling scenarios.
  • ON VOL: turning movement into electricity to supply endless power, solving the problem of battery dependency and powering IoT and wireless sensors.
  • Pyrochar: in conjunction with research partner CSIRO, is scaling a proven commercial technology that has been researched and developed over 13+ years to produce net zero emission metallurgical char (MetChar) that will replace coal/coke in the primary metals industry.
  • Realta Logic: end-to-end compliance tool that enables real-time assessments, full traceability and live monitoring to enable real-time compliance across organisations.
  • Verbotics: robotic automation for welding that eliminates the need for costly manual programming to make robotic automation accessible for all manufacturers, regardless of size.
  • Zondii: global technology that instantly verifies and validates food and fibre through a smartphone to transform supply chain traceability and product verification globally.
     

From here, finalists will undergo an in-person pitch and engage in a live Q&A session with the judges, before 10 winners — including Technology Company of the Year — are announced at events taking place in Melbourne and Sydney.

The Australian Cleantech Finals & Awards will take place in Melbourne on 12 September, followed by the ATC National Finals & Awards in Sydney on 28 September. For more information on the ATC, visit www.austechcomp.com.

Image credit: iStock.com/alice-photo

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