- 15 June 2023
- Posted by: Canberra Innovation Network
- Categories: Event News, General News, Networking
On 18 May 2023, over 60 investors gathered for the Canberra Advanced Technology Investor Forum to hear thought provoking presentations about how Canberra companies are changing the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.
The event was organised by Brindabella Capital, with support from the Canberra Innovation Network, Australian National University and hosted an impressive lineup of some of the leading innovators in Canberra. The event sponsors included ANU, SHOAL Group and Moelis Australia.
“Showcase of ACT’s amazing technology industry and potential. Unique concentration of Australia’s technology investors.” – Marcus Doherty, Quantum Brilliance
- Kate Lundy, MLA
- Chief Minister, Andrew Barr
- Tim Senden, ANU Physics
- Anthony Wilson, Brindabella Capital
Canberra company keynotes:
- Castlepoint Systems, Charles Pittar
- Greatcell Energy, James Kruger
- Liquid Instruments, Daniel Shaddock
- MCi Carbon, Sophia Hamblin Wang
- Penten, Matt Wilson
- Quantum Brilliance, Marcus Doherty
- Skykraft, Michael Frater
- Shoal Group, Graeme Dunk
- Syenta, Jekaterina Viktorova
Topics covered included the future of quantum computing, cyber security, Australia’s defence capabilities, investing in sustainability solutions, advanced manufacturing and the space sector.
“The speakers were engaging and demonstrated a great understanding of the technology development in Canberra and the insight to some of the technological advances made by local companies was eye opening. I’m already looking forward to the next one!”- Luke Beckett, New Frontier Technologies
A selection of companies also gave 60 second pitches to the investor audience, followed by networking:
- Aristotle Metadata
- Fifth Domain
- Hydrogen Renewable Energy Australia
- Nomad Atomics
- Trellis Data
Other keynote speakers included Anthony Wilson, Kate Lundy, Chief Minister Andrew Barr, Miles Jakeman and Tim Senden, ANU.
The forum highlighted just a small number of the highly investible companies emerging from Canberra and showcased the opportunity to out of state investment firms and individuals.
“Excellent lineup of Australia’s vibrant technology sector.” – Chris Ryan, First Harbour Capital
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