Sentient, Skrydata tops at Energise
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KPMG’s Energise accelerator has delivered an immediate return for the eight start-up companies participating in the program, with pilot projects and prizes worth more than $650,000 being awarded.
Curtin University spin-out Skrydata received a $50,000 innovation award, which went to the start-up with the strongest value proposition, regardless of its business maturity.
The eight participants will receive $50,000 of professional services from KPMG and $50,000 of web-hosting credit from Amazon Web Services.
Ten agreements collectively valued at $400,000 have been signed with these companies, which plan to test, trial and deploy the various technologies.
“By keeping this focus, and augmenting it with input from some of the best global minds in the start-up eco-system, we have truly plugged start-up innovation into the energy and natural resources sector,” Mr Smith said.
Energise program director Toby Gardner said the eight participants had been able to hone their products, build new client and partner relationships and prepare to scale their business.
Sentient is a relatively mature business, having been established in 2002 and winning contracts with the likes of BHP, Rio Tinto, Woodside, CSBP, Bluescope Steel and Accenture.
It is a software development company providing 3D visualisation and automation solutions for its clients.
Its innovation award was sponsored by Resource Capital Funds and Melbourne-based Jolimont Global Mining Systems.
Other companies selected to participate in Energise were Ecocentric Energy, Element Engineering, Global Unmanned Systems, GreenSync, Sandpit Innovation and Notio.