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Merry Christmas
With end of year festivities in full swing, we take this opportunity to wish friends and followers of the Australian Technologies Competition, a Merry Christmas.  This e-newsletter will be our last for 2018.  In case you missed our previous issue, a recap of recent highlights can be viewed below.  As you can see, Christmas has come early for several ATC alumni companies.  If you know someone that should be part of our mailing list or enter the 2019 Competition, please forward this email and encourage them to subscribe.  We look forward to sharing news updates, announcements and key dates with our followers in the New Year.  'Til then, happy holidays from Pat, Vikas and Rochelle!

Best wishes,
Impact Technology Ventures Pty Ltd
QLD's RedEye raises $10.4m
2018 Winner of the Australian Technologies Competition Mining Technologies Award RedEye, last week raised $10.4m in support of international growth plans as part of a Series B funding round.   RedEye provides a centralised cloud platform for engineering data used by large asset owners in areas such as mining, water, healthcare and power.
 
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Sound Scouts app used to deliver hearing tests Australia-wide
2018 ATC Semi Finalist Sound Scouts made headlines last month as the Morrison government announced funding of $4million to Australian Hearing in order to deliver online hearing tests using the Sound Scouts app.  Hundreds of thousands of school aged children will benefit from an Australian-developed app that delivers a user-friendly hearing test.  Sound Scouts is currently the only tool of its kind available in Australia validated by the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL), the research arm of Australian Hearing.
Inkerz secures USD450k investment
Inkerz winning the Smart Cities category of the 2018 ATC competition was a great validation that Inkerz IPSA (the application that turns every normal pen smart!) has huge global market potential. inkerz.com
 
So much so Inkerz has recently secured an investment of 450K USD from a lead investor, as part of its 1.4 million USD round. This has been a great confidence booster to the market and we are now in to potential investors including those from the US.
Inkerz continues to get significant interest and demand from Educational institutions from the US and Australia through its LMS (Learning management System) partner Canvas. 
 
Please contact James Street at james.street@inkerz.com for further information.
Calix Limited named a Finalist at 56th Australian Export Awards
2015 overall winner of the Australian Technologies Competition, Calix Limited were proud to be recognised as a finalist in this year's 56th Australian Export Awards in the Environmental Solutions Category for their technology to help reduce carbon emissions in the lime and cement industries.  Calix has celebrated a number of milestones in 2018, the highlight being the completion of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in July 2018.
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Ceres Tag showcases their 'fit-bit' for cows
2017 semi finalist Ceres Tag were in the media recently for their 'fit-bit' for cows, enabling farmers to track where their herds graze, if an animal has escaped or been stolen, and even unusual movements which could indicate an animal is giving birth or sick.  The aim is to save farmers time and money compared to the costs of manually tracking their herds using vehicles or aircraft.
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YEAR IN REVIEW
July 2018 // Accelerator Program for Semi Finalists held at the Sydney Startup Hub
July 2018 welcomed shortlisted semi finalists to converge in Sydney for a intense two-day workshop covering key elements of a Business Plan, welcoming them to listen in on a a variety of panel sessions by industry specialists and network with a range of peers and professionals. 
October 2018 // Cleantech Showcase & Finals in Melbourne
The Australian Technologies Competition commenced the first of two showcases in Melbourne on October 4 as part of the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference.  It was here that Capricorn Power took home the New Energy Award for 2018 and Inkerz was awarded winner of the Smart Cities category. We also commend finalists Sunovate of WA and Ynomia of VIC on their pitches.
November 2018 // National Showcase & Finals at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney
Two weeks ago was the grand finale as the Australian Technologies Competition held its national showcase and finals in front of an audience of 200+ people at the Australian National Maritime Museum.  For the full recap of the Sydney Showcase & Awards Ceremony, please click here.
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