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Every year this competition gets better and better! The level of these companies and start-ups is brilliant and we’re excited to announce the companies from Australia heading to the Extreme Tech Finals on 15th - 17th June!

Congratulations to the Australian finalists going through to the next round of the Extreme Tech Challenge!

From the Sydney Regional finals held last week:

  1. Bondi Bio – Converting Light, CO2 & Water into High-Value Compounds
  2. QuintessenceLabs – Securing Our World through Quantum Innovation
  3. Post Harvest – Agricultural Technology Company Focusing on Sustainable Food Practices

Lisa Andrews, CEO of Ignite Alliance, produced and moderated the Sydney Regional Finals.  Bill Tai, Chairman of ACTAI and an Extreme Tech Challenge Finals judge, gave opening comments and participated in the Zoom event.  Judges included Cristina Gerakiteys of SingularityU Australia, Amanda Terry of ACTAI Global, Tom Humphrey of Blackbird Ventures, and Barry Palte of EQ Capital Partners.

From West Tech Fest in Perth in December:

  1. Planet Protector Packaging – Woolpack is a sustainable alternative to EPS made from sheep waste wool;
  2. Mining and Process Solutions – A natural alternative to cyanide and acid for processing of metals in mining;
  3. NAVi MedTech – Develops medical devices to help children live brighter, healthier futures.

Paula Taylor, Co-Founder of West Tech Fest, and Rohan McDougall, Director of Commercialisation at Curtin University, ran the XTC Regional Finals last December.  Judges included Bill Tai, Jackie Vullinghs of Airtree Ventures, Helga Mikkelsen of Brandon Capital Partners, and Derek Gerrard of Purpose Ventures.

The 10 companies who pitched during the Sydney Regional Finals included:

Congratulations to our winners!

If you’d like to get in touch with any of our Australian finalists please contact us at info@actai.global

The international applications are still open until the 25th April. Apply here ==> https://www.f6s.com/extremetechchallenge2021/apply

We look forward to sharing the Global Finals with you on the 15th – 17th June! 


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