The Australian Technologies Competition (ACT) seeks to identify and accelerate Australian technology 'scaleups' with the greatest global potential. Bringing founders together with experienced entrepreneurs, business builders, angel investors, venture capital funds, commercialisation experts, leading corporates and government representatives in a collaborative coaching environment. Focusing on strengthening and equipping founders with the networks and skills to manage and develop high growth businesses in demanding international markets.
UNSW Founders is proud and excited to celebrate our entrepreneurs' wins!
Contactile | Winner: Advanced Manufacturing Award
At Contactile, we have developed a world leading technology that gives robots a human sense of touch which is a critical component of human dexterity. Our vision is to develop robots that match and surpass human dexterity, so that robots can assist people to do dull, dirty and dangerous jobs.
4ize | Winner: Global Social Impact Award
4ize was formed to address the problem that one billion people worldwide are visually impaired simply because they lack access to glasses. There are not enough professionals to perform vision tests and prescription glasses are too expensive. Our invention, the4eyes Vision Kit, addresses these barriers and opens a massive market opportunity while making a significant social impact.
High Earth Orbit (HEO) Robotics | Winner: Space Award
HEO Robotics helps spacecraft operators maintain their spacecraft by providing analytics from data not otherwise available. The company provides a click-and inspect model where we image verified customers’ spacecraft from cameras on other satellites as they fly past each other, allowing image quality not previously available. HEO Robotics then runs proprietary analytics tools over the data captured in the images to provide customers with actionable insights to maintain their satellites.
For the full list of 2020 ACT Winners, click here.