The trio of blue-collar blokes behind Baba Marda (Abrolhos Live Rock Pty Ltd) leveraged a lifetime of fishing knowledge to create a limestone substrate that can be used to regrow reefs. After investing a decade of their lives and almost a million dollars, they’re now beginning to make waves around the world.
Take one plant physiologist and a team of 90 international scientists. Add Australian Government funding and a world-class environmental studies facility set near native woodland. The result is EucFACE, an experiment that measures the impact of future climates on mature forests and sets a global benchmark for environmental scientific innovation.
Australian social enterprise Food Ladder is improving the health and livelihoods of remote and disadvantaged communities around the world by training people how to grow fresh produce with sustainable agricultural technology.
Through its canny use of social media, Australian fashion etailer Showpo has built a huge following worldwide, creating a community of clothes-loving millennials and a booming online fashion house in the process.
New Australian gaming technology that allows groups of friends to roam about together in virtual reality chasing zombies has grabbed the attention of global gamers. The founders of Melbourne-based Zero Latency have found themselves at the top of an exploding world market.
CSIRO research scientist Dr Dong Han Seo has made groundbreaking discoveries that could solve the global problem of water scarcity and provide clean drinking water for millions of people around the world.
While Australian female winemakers are not in the majority in the industry, they are leading the way in innovation and sustainability.
Australian startup Airwallex is transforming the world of cross-border business transactions. Jack Zhang and his four co-founders are bringing foreign exchange into the internet age, using smart auto-routing algorithms to help businesses make international payments at scale.
Software developer Echoview is helping governments and scientists worldwide explore the oceans, and support the sustainability of aquatic life, with its world-leading hydroacoustic data processing.
Catapult has grown from a modest Australian startup into a global leader in athlete analytics. Its technology is powering sports superstars and elite teams around the world, improving performance and preventing injuries before they happen.
Sydney-based Tzannes has been recognised internationally for its deep design philosophy dedicated to sustainability. The architecture firm’s newly finished project, International House Sydney, is the world’s tallest commercial timber building.
Australian oncologists have designed an app which harnesses smartphone technology to help patients fight cancer by tracking their symptoms, emotions and appointments, and keeping them connected to family, friends and a global community.
Definium Technologies is putting Tasmania on the world stage, collaborating with technology companies and universities to create smart sensors that connect devices cheaply over vast distances, and control systems that monitor fuel and energy efficiency.
From prohibition to the world’s best in less than 30 years, Tasmanian whisky has claimed its place on the international stage thanks to small producers entirely devoted to their craft.
Moving animals around a farm that has no fences, and knowing the pasture with the best feed on offer down to a blade of grass, is set to become a reality, thanks to some pioneering Australian agtech.
Australian startup Sinorbis is making it easy for Western companies to establish a digital presence in China.