UNSW takes top spot for number of new start-ups and spinouts

UNSW Sydney has ranked number one nationally for the greatest number of new start-up and spinout companies founded in 2021 through technology developed at UNSW. The latest Survey of Commercialisation Outcomes from Public Research (SCOPR) Summary Report revealed that UNSW supported 10 spinouts – 14 per cent of the 69 companies established across Australia. This figure is up from five companies in 2020, where UNSW placed an equal third. Of the 10 spinouts, six were founded by UNSW staff members. 

The spinouts established in 2021 include: 

Infinity Avionics provides optical sensors, thermal sensors, and radiation sensors designed for space asset monitoring, space robotics, space-based manufacturing, and earth observation. Infinity Avionics was named the Start-up of the Year in the 2022 Australian Space Awards. 

EnerJin provides hardware and data platforms to enable clients to assess solar energy generation potential in unconventional locations. 

Zyteum is a revolutionary technology company changing the face of Internet of Things (IoT) security and transactions such as distributed supply chain. 

CHELTech develops technology that can provide an efficient and cost-effective way to produce hydrogen from splitting water using renewable energy.  

RadioDynamic Therapeutics commercialises a unique UNSW drug delivery technology where drug release is spatially localised and triggered by light and/or clinical radiation.  Key applications are in rectal cancer and gene therapies. 

Kandui Technologies manufactures products from waste materials and has partnered with The SMaRT Centre at UNSW, which has developed a series of waste-to-product technologies.  

Vesi Water provides market disruptive, smart and sustainable solutions to the water industry utilising proprietary technology developed in collaboration with UNSW to harvest fresh water from airborne humidity, creating fresh water where none exists. 

LM Plus develops unique liquid metal-based technology that can improve the efficiencies of the electronic and optical-based systems of the future. 

[email protected] develops telehealth solutions for chronic condition management including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)…