Global tech

ANTSO’s innovation centre is helping tech startups go global

- March 9, 2021 2 MIN READ
Amentum Aerospace managing director Dr Iwan Cornelius
Two startups have kicked major goals as they look to take their ideas global with help from ANSTO’s nandin Innovation Centre

Amentum Aerospace is a software business that enables innovation in defence, aviation, space operations and research, and is now pitching to major European space agencies and airlines.

The startup is being backed by the NSW Government, which accepted the company into the $12 million NSW Going Global Program to build its export capability

Amentum Aerospace managing director Dr Iwan Cornelius said nandin had helped them prepare for international expansion.

“The confidence and support from ANSTO and the NSW Government has certainly provided the network we needed to help bring our groundbreaking products to the world,” he said.

ANSTO’s director of innovation and commercialisation, Dr Tim Boyle, said they were thrilled to help Amentum grow.

“Their success represents what we do, which is spot great entrepreneurs with great ideas and provide them with the skills, resources and opportunities they need to shine,” he said.

Meanwhile, Queensland company SensaWeb has been building world-leading radiation monitoring hardware and automated reporting platform software that are now being rolled out across Queensland’s hospitals.

SensaWeb founder and CEO Simon Turner (right) with his CTO, Darren Oliver.

SensaWeb has a range of clients from nuclear, waste, mining and veterinary practices and received a $100,000 grant from the state government’s ‘Advance Queensland Initiative’.

Last month, SensaWeb became the first business in the southern hemisphere to be accepted into the ATI Boeing Accelerator, with Boeing’s Horizon X now an investor in the startup as it looked to investigate defence, aerospace and even space opportunities.

The company was also part of the CSIRO D.Start program delivered under the Next Generation Technologies Fund to support game-changing capabilities for Australia’s defence and national security.

nandin (meaning “look ahead” in the local Dharawal language), was created in 2018 to connect ANSTO (the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) with industry, entrepreneurs and students, to drive cultural change through innovation.