Exporter Stories

Summernats – it’s not just about the car

There are few people in Canberra who have not heard of the Summernats Festival. The first festival was held in 1988 and is now one of, if not the best-known car festival in Australia. The festival has set not only records for car entries but also attendances with around 100,000 people from around the country … Continue reading Summernats – it’s not just about the car

QuintessenceLabs – protecting data with science

Information can be considered the lifeblood of many organizations by virtue of the competitive and strategic advantage it can provide. It is clearly an asset worth protecting. According to Dr. Vikram Sharma, CEO of Quintessence Labs, encryption provides one of the strongest mechanisms to protect this valuable asset. The key to data security is to … Continue reading QuintessenceLabs – protecting data with science

Ardexa – developing globally competitive products

Ardexa is a Canberra-based company providing high-security software and services for the Internet of Things. Formed by George Cora and Dave Mohr in 2013, the company develops their own edge and cloud software to connect small and large machines, automation devices and renewable power plants to the cloud. They work across a range of industries … Continue reading Ardexa – developing globally competitive products

Catch the Sun – around the world, around the clock

Marketing agencies and marketing departments have changed considerably over the past decade. They now operate in a connected world where technology is ubiquitous, and the customer’s use of multiple devices demands a constant supply of fresh and engaging content. These changes have required new skills from marketers and specialisation in constantly changing technologies and processes. … Continue reading Catch the Sun – around the world, around the clock

Kinetic Performance Technology – driving the success of athletes and coaches through technology

Kinetic Performance Technology was founded in 2002 to bring power monitoring to the weights room. Originally the company provided a range of different products including altitude houses for altitude simulation training. However, in the past 7 years they have specialised in providing GymAware, a device which measures the performance of the athlete in the weights … Continue reading Kinetic Performance Technology – driving the success of athletes and coaches through technology

Kord Group – eyes on, hands on

Kord Group is a privately owned group of technology companies with its head office in Canberra and offices in Stafford and Ogden in the United States. Founded in 2007, it is comprised of KordTech Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries, Kord Defence Pty Ltd, KordUSA Inc, and Shotdot Pty Ltd. Kord designs and develops innovative control … Continue reading Kord Group – eyes on, hands on

Aspen Medical – Not just exporting Australian health services and expertise, but Australian compassion.

When the COVID pandemic first hit, one of the major concerns was how well prepared is the world’s health system to respond to an outbreak of unknown scale. How quickly could countries mobilise resources and people power to build facilities, and then staff them, to deal with the very high number of cases that were … Continue reading Aspen Medical – Not just exporting Australian health services and expertise, but Australian compassion.

Mineral Carbon International – Recycling CO2 a competitive advantage for Australia?

With a year marked by bushfires, hailstorms and a global pandemic; climate change and the decisions we make today are going to determine the challenges we face in the future. The innovative carbon engineering technology developed by Canberra based Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) provides a decarbonisation solution for industries such as mining, manufacturing, cement, steel … Continue reading Mineral Carbon International – Recycling CO2 a competitive advantage for Australia?

Pak Fresh – A new end-to-end approach to exporting produce out of Canberra

Pak Fresh Handling was established in 2010 as a specialised airfreight handling facility. The company specialises in provided an end-to end-service that includes international freight handling, national freight, cargo terminal operations and a wide range of cold chain services. Like most things this year, airfreight, while still leaving Australia, has been hugely affected by the … Continue reading Pak Fresh – A new end-to-end approach to exporting produce out of Canberra

Instaclustr – Putting users of data ahead of the game

What do gaming, banking, retail and content providers have in common – data. They create it, they want access to it and they use it to understand, attract, inform, retain and monetise their customers. According to the Economist, data is now the most valuable resource in the world, with 97percent of businesses using data in … Continue reading Instaclustr – Putting users of data ahead of the game

Thylacine – rethinking how we engage with exhibits

With many galleries, libraries, museums and cultural centres closed during the Coronavirus lockdown, local business, Thylacine, has been finding innovative solutions to continue working on exhibition design projects around the country. Founded in 1999 and named after the Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacine is actually two companies – Thylacine Design & Project Management & Thylacine Exhibition Preparation. … Continue reading Thylacine – rethinking how we engage with exhibits

Cogito Group – the people behind the technology keeping you safe

Cogito Group is a cyber security company specialising in authentication, encryption and data protection, the technology that protects the storage, processing and management of sensitive information. Founded in Canberra in 2011, Cogito Group began in a garage in Weetangera. Husband and wife team, Bernadette and Richard Brown quickly expanded to an office at the back … Continue reading Cogito Group – the people behind the technology keeping you safe

Wildlife Drones – from accidental entrepreneur to world leading technology

What started off as a grant-funded research project for ecologist Dr Debbie Saunders, has turned into Wildlife Drones, a company providing world-leading radio-tracking drone systems. Like most startups, the idea started many years ago with a problem that needed solving. Debbie was studying the movements of the Swift Parrot, a small critically endangered bird that … Continue reading Wildlife Drones – from accidental entrepreneur to world leading technology

Terra Preta Truffles bringing life back to the forest and creating opportunities in the process

Heston Blumenthal, Shannon Bennett and Peter Gilmore all love them. Even the lesser known chefs among us know that truffles are a culinary delight that can make even a plate of scrambled eggs taste like it a 5-star dish. But what is a truffle? To the layperson truffles are rare, edible, subterranean fungi or tubers.  … Continue reading Terra Preta Truffles bringing life back to the forest and creating opportunities in the process

Penten – Developing solutions to take on the invisible enermy of the future

A recent international[1] study found that during the current COVID-19 pandemic there has been a significant shift in cybercrime from targeting small business and individuals to a focus on major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure. The increasing use of remote systems and networks to support staff during this time has created new vulnerabilities that are … Continue reading Penten – Developing solutions to take on the invisible enermy of the future

Smart Blox – on a mission to make renewable energy accessible to all

With over 2 million households now having solar panels installed, renewables are no longer just a nice-to-have they have become more of a necessity. While in many parts of Australia we are lessening our impact on the environment, Smart Blox is attempting to solve the problem of what happens on the fringes. The Canberra-based company … Continue reading Smart Blox – on a mission to make renewable energy accessible to all

mHits – 5 Lessons on how to disrupt yourself

mHITs Limited is a Canberra-based FinTech mobile remittance pioneer that has developed a simple way to tackle the problem of global wealth inequality. For migrants, sending money home to families overseas can be problematic if the recipient does not have a bank account. According to Harold Dimpel, the founder and CEO of mHITs, there are … Continue reading mHits – 5 Lessons on how to disrupt yourself

Goterra – The emerging exporter that celebrates maggot Mondays and frass Fridays

Goterra is a waste management infrastructure company that delivers modular infrastructure for biological services. Founded by Olympia Yarger, the company is changing the world by re-imagining the interplay between biology and technology. Goterra supplies hotels, restaurants, farms, supermarkets and hospitals with robot-managed capsules. Inside shipping containers, these shelves of black soldier fly larvae turn food … Continue reading Goterra – The emerging exporter that celebrates maggot Mondays and frass Fridays

The Show Must Go On – Screen Canberra and the film industry during COVID

COVID-19 has had a major impact on the film industry. Content production has come to a standstill as social distancing and lockdown measures have been implemented around the world. However, there has never been more demand for content as people are confined to their homes looking for ways to entertain themselves. With disruption in the … Continue reading The Show Must Go On – Screen Canberra and the film industry during COVID

The Mullion Group – Canberra company helps global decision-makers take meaningful action on climate change

The Mullion Group is a software and consulting company supporting companies, countries and other organisations to operationalise systems for estimating environmental metrics. This small Canberra company employing around 14 staff is recognised internationally for their expertise in greenhouse gas inventory systems for the land sector. Identifying a niche When it comes to monitoring and forecasting the … Continue reading The Mullion Group – Canberra company helps global decision-makers take meaningful action on climate change

WildBear Entertainment – riding the wave of global content

WildBear Entertainment is one of Australia’s leading factual content producers. The Canberra-based organisation specialises in creating audio-visual content across subjects such as history, science, engineering, wildlife, and arts and culture. WildBear has been commissioned by leading international platforms including BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, Netflix and PBS and a host of platforms in USA, Canada, UK, … Continue reading WildBear Entertainment – riding the wave of global content

Liquid instruments – A Canberra company helping to unlock the next great discoveries

Canberra is home to an innovative company that has the potential to fundamentally change the test and measurement industry. Liquid Instruments’ Moku:Lab product replaces 12 instruments in a lab with one single multifunctional device.  The spin-out from the Australian National University (ANU) has a unique approach that combines precision hardware with the versatility of software. … Continue reading Liquid instruments – A Canberra company helping to unlock the next great discoveries

Geospatial Intelligence – using space technology to explore new ground based frontiers

Geospatial Intelligence is a Canberra-based company turning geospatial data into valuable information. The company started in Canberra almost 20 years ago and is fast developing the reputation as the go to in terms of bespoke tailored solutions using the power of space-based technologies. The idea to create the company was based on years of experience … Continue reading Geospatial Intelligence – using space technology to explore new ground based frontiers

Handmade Canberra – An export facilitator for the creative sector

Canberra’s popular Handmade Markets play an important role in Australia’s design ecosystem. The markets bring together makers and buyers both in Australia and now internationally with their new Virtual Markets. Handmade Canberra was started in 2008 by Julie Nichols. While Canberra already had a few existing markets, Julie felt that none catered just to handmade … Continue reading Handmade Canberra – An export facilitator for the creative sector

Shaw Wines – delivering exceptional wine experiences domestically and internationally

Shaw Wines is not only known for their range of premium cool climate wines, but also for their state-of-the-art cellar door experiences. Exporting to China, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and South Korea and on track to export to Japan, Malaysia and India; this family business has picked up a number of awards. In fact, in the … Continue reading Shaw Wines – delivering exceptional wine experiences domestically and internationally