Journeys

A lab in the hand

  Rapid Phenotyping builds mobile devices that put the power of a laboratory into the palm of your hand. Background Chemical composition of crop organs (eg. grain, stem, fruit or leaves used as agricultural products) is a very important determinant of produce quality....

Robots come to events

Streaker Creative is an innovative marketing company that uses technology to deliver unforgettable, cross channel brand experiences that connect client brands with their audiences. Selfiebot is a robotic  platform for the event industry, and is Streaker's first 'own'...

Innovation lifting crop yields

AMPS Agribusiness was established by farmers who could see there was a lack of investment looming in local production research and wanted to use innovation to change this.  AMPS began as a merchandise business.  The profits generated from this business support...

Room service on the go

Alfie Group is taking room service out of the room and providing it to the customer wherever they are. Want to order a meal at check-in delivered to the pool bar in 10 minutes?  No problem.  Just order. Background Hotels are beginning to embrace social media and data...

Flight simulator revolution

Synflyt Pty Limited has patented an innovative low cost fully featured motion simulator to train student pilots in general aviation. Background The airline industry projects demand for 1.3M new commercial passenger pilots by 2035 to replace retiring pilots and cater...

Coal drying technology

Ahrko Systems has developed a revolutionary low cost method to dry brown coals, sands and ores.   Background   Coal energy generation requires wet coals like brown coals to be dried before use.  Brown coal is a soft material that has a much lower carbon content than...

Technology reshaping coal

Nu-Rock Technology uses waste products like fly ash, slag and mining fines to produce new building materials. Product benefits Nu-Rock’s products require 1.5% of the energy needed to produce conventional building materials, and are up to 50% cheaper at wholesale...

What’s in a wheel?

Rotacaster makes a multi-directional wheel for hand trucks, conveyors and robots. Background The Rotacaster wheel is a unique omni-directional and multi-purpose wheel with unrivalled manoeuvrability. It is the only multi-directional wheel technology developed...

Hydrogen gas fuel savings

Australian Hydrogen Conversions develops a hydrogen-on-demand unit for trucks. Background Fuel costs are a significant part of road transport costs in a traditionally low margin industry.  Transport is the second largest energy user industry in Australia accounting...

Bringing the world back home

Want to know about The Priest and the Thief, a film from Africa made in 1980 or the latest films from Algeria? FilmDoo is global film discovery platform for people to discover and share little known independent films from around the world that few ever get the chance...

Dadndave’s craft beer

Catch up with John Dumay, half of the men behind Dad 'n Dave's Brewing, to hear his start-up journey. Dad, (John) started brewing 29 years ago, when as a young father he could not afford commercial beer, so he made his own. When Dave was a small boy, he used to help...

Rebirth of the artisan brewer

The father & son team Dad and Dave Brewing produce craft beers with no nonsense names #1, #2, #3, #4 from real hops in a small factory in Brookvale, NSW. Background Dad is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Macquarie University following an eclectic...