ICC startups

The ICC is currently home to many innovative entrepreneurs and startups. Here is a bit more about them.

Venture Catalyst Space startups

In 2018 we launched the country’s first incubator program, Venture Catalyst Space, dedicated to growing the space industry. The tailored program, is designed to equip founders with the skills and knowledge to successfully build a scalable, sustainable company. The following five companies graduated from the program in May 2019.

Ping Services use a ‘ping monitor’ to detect damaged blades on wind turbines using sound waves.

The device relies on satellite communication as wind farms are generally located in areas with limited mobile phone reception. Currently turbine monitoring is performed periodically using photography, manual inspection or drone inspection as infrequently as every 18 months.

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March 2019 Ping Services win $170k grant

November 2018 Ping's parent company Resonate wins prestigious SA business award

ResearchSat is working on medical research in space.

The team has developed small satellites which can take microbiological experiments to space in a confined and controlled environment to monitor their behaviour and catalogue any changes to eventually develop new pharmaceutical drugs to treat disease. The satellites have been developed to be viable, accessible and affordable for all researchers.

Safety from Space is working on a safety system for those in remote locations too far from wireless coverage.

With satellite phones being prohibitively expensive, the team proposes an alternative and supplementary service (and the support infrastructure) to provide specific messaging via satellite for dangerous situations that could easily and rapidly develop into an emergency.

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November 2018 SA entrepreneurs a step closer to pitching at The Palace

Tekuma has developed the next generation of intuitive hand controller hardware or ‘joysticks’ which uses patented technology and custom firmware to process a user’s tactile hand movements.

This enables them to control an object, such as a drone, with one hand. The solution is sturdier and more secure than current solutions in the market and is universal, allowing it to speak to all drones or other hand-controlled objects such as remote robots or jet packs.

Winners of the global ActInSpace competition, Wright Technologies envision a future where drones are flying all around us.

The team is focused on the importance of a universal standard to guarantee fool-proof identification and tamper-proof tracking of drones. Their solution, ‘Seraph’, is a unique system for drone registration and real-time tracking to improve safety, security and most of all reduce barriers to innovation by developing a drone ecosystem.

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March 2019 Wright Technologies win South Australia’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge

July 2018 South Australia takes out global space challenge

ICC startups

At any given time, the ICC is home to a variety of startups providing office space and support to help get founders off the ground. Click below to find out more about the startups currently working in the ICC.

One of two of Simon Cullen’s startups, Asylum develops advanced software and micro aerial vehicle technologies which automate the surveillance of disease in people and food. After bushfires destroyed significant land belonging to a relative, Simon wanted to improve management of fuel hazards. He developed an automated and semantic method to locate hazards, using data from satellites operated by the European Space Agency. He has since realised his method could also locate biosecurity risks.

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April 2019 UniSA startup releases AI app to detect Parkinson’s disease

Athlete’s AI is a company combining computer vision and machine learning for athletes to deliver distinct mechanical advantages over competitors.

Video analytics is one of the most powerful tools for athletes to improve their performance, however it either requires expensive high-tech equipment or manual and tedious labelling of footage and provides limited insights. Their solution overcomes the three problems by delivering deeper insights from a single camera in real-time using AI technology and computer vision.

With a vision to ignite corporate culture through interpersonal game sessions, Culture Team formed after Kelly Carpenter had been working as an intern for a tech startup in January 2017. She caught the entrepreneurial bug and started her own company with Jeff Broad.

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December 2018 Culture Team turns one!

June 2018 Culture Team wins the UniSA Pank Prize

A productive meeting in any business can only be as successful if action is taken once the meeting ends.

Electivity Technology are creating a business productivity platform called MinuteMe, which has one goal – to manage recurring meetings, making them more productive, more accountable and more enjoyable.

Kiratech is an IT and software development company created to bring people, transportation and the environment together.

Their mission is to increase the usage of recycled parts in repaired vehicles by proving recyclers the technology to automate sales and expose their autoparts online.

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2018 Kiratech working with Ignite SA’s Digital Town Square

The founders for Link4 met with several businesses to understand their biggest issues and one topic came up time and again – invoices. For example, one restaurant received thousands of invoices each year with a lot of manual entry.

Even with the help of an app, it still took a lot of time and they had all the paper invoices to deal with. On the other side of the equation, suppliers were spending thousands of dollars printing invoices, while others were sending PDFs via email via email and some weren’t actioned or responded to. Link4 was created to make life easier for suppliers sending invoices, and to simplify accounting for customers. A win, win.

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March 2019 Link 4 on RiverPitch

The change from good health to ill health can be rapid. Patients and the vulnerable need loved ones to be vigilant on their behalf to enjoy a good quality of life. However, family can’t always be there and sometimes expert help is far away.

Lookinglass is an eternally vigilant smart mirror platform able to detect the symptoms and progression of degenerative health conditions. Using proprietary machine learning and computer vision techniques, the platform identifies ill health in a family member or patient as they goa bout their normal daily routine.

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April 2019 UniSA startup releases AI app to detect Parkinson’s disease

Taste Studios have developed ‘Eat Active’, a revolutionary food solution for venues developed by chefs alongside dietitians and taste tested by kids.

With childhood obesity rates rising, currently affecting 1 in 4 children, consumers are becoming more aware, educated and conscious of what they are eating. The program will ensure more families eat healthier, save on food wastage and control food costs, kitchen safety and meal consistency.

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January 2019 Introducing Taste Studios