There has never been a more important time to support our nation’s innovators.

Cue The Tech23 Deeptech Festival 2020 – a smorgasbord of online, distributed and face-to-face events designed to create opportunities to connect, collaborate and give Australian innovation it’s worthy place in the domestic market – and on the world stage!

The Tech23 Deeptech Festival 2020 shone a light on the founders and companies that are taking on big challenges we face in healthcare, enterprise, agriculture, our physical, natural and digital environments, renewables and aerospace.

We are thrilled to introduce the Tech23 in 2020! You can find out more about them at tech23.com.au/2020/

The Tech23 gamechangers for 2020 included Queensland’s Black Box Co, Western Australia’s AMLab and Tasmania’s Bitwise AG – boasting a truly national scope. Over the past 12 years, Tech23 has been enriched by strong ties to the incubators and accelerators of Australian R&D organisations. 2020’s companies have affiliations to the likes of Monash University, University of Newcastle, UNSW and University of Wollongong.

Bondi Bio and Sea Forest shared their synthetic biology solution and seaweed innovation respectively to revolutionise decarbonisation, while Contactile, Headspace, Kinobionic and Laronix painted a picture of better healthcare and diagnostics. Diffuse Energy is changing the face of future energy with small wind turbine technology and Vector AI is using machine learning to map data in multidimensional spaces.

2020’s Tech23 are also breaking new ground in agtech with Ripe Robotics offering robotic fruit pickers and Bioscout who are using AI to track airborne diseases on farms.

About Tech23

For 12 years, Tech23 has celebrated and amplified the impact of Australia’s deeptech gamechangers. Tech23 takes pride in signposting our nation’s capabilities, amplifying global connections for emerging companies and joining the dots between enterprise and homegrown deeptech.

The Tech23 Deeptech Festival 2020 had opportunities ranging from the ongoing Tech23 Impact Circles – virtual events exploring the big opportunities we have to create new industries, smarter solutions, and a better world; Tech23 MATTER Investor Briefings – for investors wanting to build up their deeptech portfolios and the Tech23 Long Lunch (10 December 2020) – a sumptuous celebration of the 23 deeptech gamechangers at the ivy Ballroom Sydney, that featured a keynote address from futurist Mike Walsh.

The Tech23 Deeptech Festival 2020 was kindly sponsored by AusIndustry, UNSW, Main Sequence Ventures with CSIRO, NSW Government, Macquarie University, Addisons, ANSTO and Cicada Innovations.

The Tech23 companies for 2020!

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Announcing the Tech23 for 2021!

Since 2009, Tech23 has unlocked new ways of working by joining the dots between enterprise and clever tech. Tech23 seeks to call on the best sides of our natures – encouraging the deeptech ecosystem to collaborate; learn and respond – leveraging a wealth of talents, contacts and knowledge.

Australia needs deeptech more than ever!

If our story is to be green, if it is to be sustainable, if it is to be equitable - we need game-changing tech companies. We need the research, the organisations that create and nurture these companies, the founders who lead them, the supporters that invest in them...

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