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San Francisco Landing Pad launches 10th Aussie cohort

The San Francisco Landing Pad has welcomed its 10th class of Aussie tech scale-ups to the US, with defence technologies a heavy focus for the participants.

This class includes a "first of its kind dual-use technologies stream", with five companies using the program to launch their dual civilian and defence application technologies to the US.


The stream is a partnership between Austrade, the Australian Department of Defence and CSIRO.

As well as receiving market-entry services in San Francisco, dual-use participants will complete a tailored module in Washington, DC, during which they will introduce their products to key defence industry reps on the east coast of the US.

The following technologies have been welcomed as part of the 10th cohort of the San Francisco Landing Pad.

Chironix (Dual-Use) leverages human-robot synergies to enhance organisational capability. They have developed a back-end technology solution, ‘Beacon’, for Glass for Enterprise, which allows field workers and office personnel to connect and collaborate across sites.

Curious Thing (Dual-Use) is a conversational AI company building digital interviewer solutions. Powered by state-of-the-art machine learning and NLP technologies, their vision is to deliver next-generation hiring solutions with true intelligence and scalability. 

Daisee (Deep Artificial Intelligence Software for Enterprise Ecosystems) is bridging the gap between technical AI and commercial application in the fields of vision and voice. Daisee focuses on creating significant value for clients by blending the best human insights with technology and data to create intelligent applications that learn and adapt.

Darzin is an easy-to-use tool that helps governments and companies of all sizes understand, structure and implement great stakeholder engagement processes. Functionalities include up-to-date contact lists; sending out information to stakeholders; capturing feedback from all sources; tracking actions and complaints; and easy reporting.

FluroSat is a data analytics platform for farmers which combines drone and satellite imagery with algorithms to assess plant health, diagnose problems and direct fertiliser application.

GravityFit is a revolutionary science-based system of whole body exercise and rehabilitation. It targets gravity muscles to improve fitness and core strength. The system comprises education and training tools and online apps for assessment, measurement of progress and exercise prescription.

MICEBS (Dual-Use) is a building system designed for disaster preparedness and the humanitarian response market, providing rapidly deployable infrastructure. It is a modular construction system designed to provide a lean logistical supply package as well an infinitely reconfigurable shelter module.

MyPass Global is a cloud-based solution that streamlines workforce resourcing and compliance management by connecting workers, employers, sites and training providers all in one hub. Specifically developed to handle short-term high-risk and high-compliance workforces, MyPass reduces admin and costs, improves workforce compliance and risk management, streamlines resourcing and onboarding, enables connection and communication with workers, and provides total data transparency.

Opaque Media (Dual-Use) has developed AIVA – a cloud learning platform that allows users to map data from simulations and live training environments against learning outcomes.

Tekuma (Dual-Use) offers a one-handed control interface for drones. Moving away from the traditional two-joystick interface, the one-handed method allows faster task completion and frees up a hand to control peripherals. This saves users time, cost and personnel.

Troly enables wine producers to generate more direct sales with a software-as-a-service technology platform. The company helps wineries become more efficient by automating direct sales, marketing and customer engagement goals.



San Francisco Landing Pad launches 10th Aussie cohort
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