Nomad Atomics cofounders Christian Freier, Kyle Hardman and Paul Wigley

ANU physicists raise $10 million in a Series A for their quantum sensor startup, Nomad Atomics

- July 3, 2023 3 MIN READ

A deep tech startup cofounded by three globally recognised atomic physicists at Australian National University has raised $12 million to develop miniaturised quantum sensors for mining, underground resources and navigation. The round was led by existing investor Blackbird with support from Right Click Capital. A previous Seed round raised $2 million, with ANU also on… Read more »

Syenta Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Luke Connal and CEO Jekaterina Viktorova. ANU

Canberra 3D printing startup Syenta lands $3.7 million Seed round to revolutionise electronics manufacturing

- December 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based manufacturing startup Syenta has raised $3.7 million in seed funding to drive production of its exceptionally fast, multi-material 3D printers. The round was led by Blackbird, alongside Brindabella Capital and Jelix Ventures. The ANU-based startup spent two years in “stealth mode” as cofounders Jekaterina Viktorova and Professor Luke Connal developed a multi-material 3D printer using… Read more »

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A quantum startup using synthetic diamonds to accelerate computing has raised $13 million in seed funding

- August 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canberra-based computing science startup Quantum Brilliance has raised US$10 million (A$13m) in seed funding. The investment into the Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, which emerged from The ANU’s research group in diamond quantum science in 2019, was co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and the CSIRO’s VC fund, Main Sequence, with other backers including CP Ventures, Investible,… Read more »

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Researchers are looking at turning electric vehicles into virtual power plants to create a ‘big battery’ on wheels

- July 21, 2020 2 MIN READ

Your electric car could be the solution to future blackouts at home, with researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) looking at how EVs can support the energy grid. The ANU researchers estimate that if all of Australia’s vehicles were electric they’d store enough power to equal five of the federal government’s $5.1 billion plan… Read more »