Semi-finalists for the fifth Australian Technologies Competition have been announced.
In all, 30 were short-listed for the ATC Business Accelerator Program, with these start-ups concerned with issues of efficiency, resource use and competitiveness.
Companies included a low-cost 3D printer manufacturer (Me3D), a maker of unmanned surface vessels (Ocius Technology) and a sustainable engineered timber products business (Spinifex Resins).
Organiser John O’Brien said the quality of entries had stepped up, and there were many entries with their sights set on global markets. The judges considered commercial potential as well as innovative ideas.
“We receive incredible feedback on the value of this program and it is always a privilege to work with so many talented entrepreneurs," said O’Brien in a statement.
The principal sponsor of ATC is Autodesk, which provides discounted design software via its Clean Technology Partner Program and mentorship to finalists.
To see the full list of the 30 finalists, click here.