Zella DC wins govt backing

21/07/2021 - 13:00

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Perth company Zella DC has secured federal government funding for half the cost of developing its next generation of micro data centres.

Zella DC wins govt backing
Angie and Clinton Keller. Photo: Zella DC

Perth company Zella DC has secured federal government funding for half the cost of developing its next generation of micro data centres.

The company has secured a $406,550 grant, for a project with a total cost of $813,100.

The grant was through the government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre, which this week awarded a total of $7.1 million to 15 projects around the country.

That equated to 30 per cent of total funding for the 15 projects.

Zella is looking to develop a new range of micro data centres using lightweight, fire retardant materials to deliver design, scalability and energy efficiency gains.

"We've been developing and improving our products for over ten years; this grant will help us move up to the next level of our research and development,” said Zella co-founder and CTO Clinton Keeler.

He founded the business with his wife, chief executive Angie Keeler.

“We will use the funds to work on a new and exciting project that will help companies accelerate the implementation of their edge strategy within any indoor or outdoor environment.”

Zella’s core market has been remote mine sites but it is diversifying into other industries sand last year won a major contract in North America.

 

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