Media Release: 07 Sept 2016

Ozius Spatial has been nominated as an industry leading innovator in the mining, energy and smart cities sectors of the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition.

The Brisbane-based spatial tech company is nominated for their innovative environmental monitoring, and land management solution known as Naxia. naxia.com.au.  Out of 146 entrants into this year’s competition, Naxia is one of 38 technologies to be shortlisted as a semi-finalist for the competition.

“Naxia uses machine learning and our unique Earth observation analytics to extract landscape intelligence at a depth that has never before been available to our customers”, explained Ozius Spatial founder, Alisa Starkey.  “Naxia is the culmination of two years of R and D and working with our valued customers to understand their environmental monitoring and land management needs, now and in the future.”

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Technology Competition (ATC)finds, mentors and develops Australia’s best technology companies with the Greatest Global Potential. The competition covers categories such as Biotech, clean energy and mining technology.

Ozius Spatial’s Naxia Land Management Tools will be up against other Semi-Finalists including a brain monitor that assesses anaesthetic effectiveness, energy efficient air conditioners, and 3D printing to create high-efficiency heat exchangers, to name a few.

“This recognition of Naxia amongst Australia’s best emerging technologies, highlights how our solutions and spatial technologies in general, can drastically improve how businesses manage their operations and environmental risks both now and in the future.  This is the new way to view our world, and Naxia is leading the way in Australia.” Ms Starkey said.

The ATC judging panel features the country’s leading experts in commercialisation, finance, intellectual property and technology development from companies such as Deloitte, Bird&Bird and FB Rice. With a focus on building global success stories, the judges are looking for not only the best technologies but also the best managers and the best business plans.

“This year we have partnered with the Federal Government’s Industry Growth Centres to identify and work with technologies from the Government’s priority sectors.  The Semi-Finalists will have unmatched profiling opportunities with industry that will help them get to market and realise their potential in Australia and globally”, said ATC competition organiser, Mr John O’Brien.

ATC Winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Dinner in Sydney on 2 November. For further information on the Australian Technologies Competition visit www.austechcomp.com.

For more information on Naxia, contact: Ozius Spatial, founder Alisa Starkey, info@ozius.com.au

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