The three month long program culminated with the Climate Technology Awards in Melbourne on 27 October and National Awards in Sydney, 10 November.
Sponsored by the Victorian Government, the Climate Technology Awards hosted a panel of Climate Tech founders from Kite Magnetics, Allume Energy and GreenSync, and featured remarks from Deputy Secretary, Energy Elizabeth Molyneux, The Hon. Lily D'Ambrosio MP and Investible’s Co-Head of Climate Tech Tom Kline.
The ATC National Awards saw a gathering of innovators, industry stakeholders, and subject matter experts, including remarks from NSW Director of International Engagement & Market Development Karla Lampe, and other key representatives from the CSIRO, Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and industry groups.
The events mark the conclusion of a rigorous three stage judging process, business plan reviews, growth masterclass and mentorship journey, undertaken by 120 applicants since June this year.
The 2022 ATC showcased companies across eleven key categories, demonstrating a breadth of innovation in the country’s homegrown tech ecosystem and those with global potential.
When reflecting on the competition process, Susie Jones, CEO and Co-Founder of Cynch Security, spoke about the experience of building alongside other founders. “Growing a business from scratch takes a village, and I am proud to now include the ATC, its organisers, and its alumni as part of our community.”
For this year’s competition, we joined forces with Impact Tech Ventures to propel the growth of Australia’s emerging technology sector. Meanwhile, we continue to build toward the launch of Greenhouse, a new Climate Tech ecosystem dedicated to accelerating the collaboration, adoption, and impact of climate technologies on a global scale.
“What really stood out for me was the calibre of participating companies and that most of them—regardless of sector—felt they had an important role to play in contributing a solution for our planet. As we get closer to launching Greenhouse, Australia’s first dedicated climate tech hub, I am excited to support these amazing companies on their next growth trajectory,” said Investible’s Head of Programs and Partnerships, Elisa-Marie Dumas.
The 2022 Australian Technologies Competition is sponsored by the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources, Investment NSW, Victoria Environment, Land, Water and Planning Department, MTPConnect, IMCRC, Mining Leaders Group, National Stock Exchange of Australia and FB Rice.
Meet the winners of this year's awards.
Food & Ag Award
ProAgni is an Ag-biotech company commercialising rumen microbiome research. their products focus on reducing livestock methane emissions and enabling the removal of antibiotics from ruminant production without cost or productivity implications.
Patented and clinically tested apps, bringing peace of mind by automatically detecting seizures/ falls and alerting nominated caregivers. Using machine learning in their patented algorithm, they expect to create predictive features.
Renewable Energy & Manufacturing Innovation Awards
AnteoTech has developed advanced binder technology that boosts the performance of lithium ion batteries delivering increased capacity and extended cycle life, resulting in lighter, smaller and more cost-effective batteries.
Digital Transformation Award
Aerologix is the only decentralised Australia-wide drone technology network, providing unprecedented coverage. With 10,000+ pilots, we have unmatched ability to service businesses in the fastest, most affordable, reliable way.
Mining & Resources Award
Green Gravity Energy converts legacy mines into renewable energy storage centres.
Resilient Supply Chains Award
InvertiGro has designed and developed, delivers and supports Indoor Vertical Farming solutions that enable businesses, wherever they are in the supply chain, or geographically, to become efficient and sustainable farmers.
Cynch Security – is cyber fitness for small business - bringing cyber risk management to 97% of the market.
VIC Climate Champion Award
Allume believes everyone should have the power to reduce their electricity bill and carbon footprint. It’s flagship product SolShare is the world’s only hardware for sharing rooftop solar to apartments.
Circular Economy Award
Vaulta is a battery casing technology company. Vaulta's patented design for disassembly battery casing which reduces part, is lighter, stronger and better for re-use and recycling.
Taking home the top award in this year’s competition, the Australian Technology Company of the Year Award, is Aerologix. “We are very honoured and humbled to win this prestigious award among so many other amazing technology companies,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Aerologix, Tom Caska. ”This has truly validated the belief of our international team that we’re on the right path to being a serious global technology company in the coming years.”
With 2022 drawing to a close, technology companies have been in the news for a wide variety of reasons. Looking at the list above, we can confidently say the state of Australia’s technology market is in good shape. We look forward to watching these companies reshape industries and evolve how we move, work, eat, and live.
“This year’s winners provide outstanding solutions to many of the challenges and opportunities confronting Australia and the planet,” said Patrick Mooney, the founder of Impact Tech Ventures. “We invite the technology and investment ecosystem to support them on the next steps of their journey.”