Innovative Perth-based technology companies Mapizy and Camp Connect have been selected as the winners of the third round of the CORE Start Award.
The CORE Start Award, sponsored by CORE foundation partners National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) and WesTrac, aims to assist promising early-stage energy and resources technology start-ups to combat common challenges by providing three months of co-working at the CORE Innovation Hub, coupled with facilitated industry connections and mentoring to support the growth of their business.
In addition, awardees remain connected as CORE Start Alumni for ongoing opportunities.
The winners were selected following a Pitch @ CORE event on Thursday 29 August that saw seven talented founders pitch their cutting-edge solutions to real industry challenges to a panel of judges.
CORE Innovation Hub General Manager, Aaron Schier, said the calibre of presentations was excellent and selecting the CORE Start recipients proved to be difficult.
“The quantity, quality, and diversity of applicants is increasing each round, which is testament to the health of the local innovation ecosystem and a promising signal for industry,” he said.
Mapizy uses ground-breaking deep learning technology to exploit images from satellites, drones, terrestrial and underwater platforms to automate the discovery of changes to natural and built environments at scale.
Equipped with this information, organisations can make better decisions and improve performance. They are a team of highly skilled artificial intelligence (AI) engineers with a passion to make the world a better place through technology.
NERA CEO, Miranda Taylor, said Mapizy’s capabilities in AI to interpret multisource image data will add an exciting new set of skills to the CORE innovation community.
“We’re very pleased to support Mapizy and connect Mapizy’s CEO Dr Ravanbakhsh into our ecosystem of technology entrepreneurs.”
“Through this growing community, we are continuing to grow Australian innovation capacities and the valuable transference of knowledge and skills that are supporting innovators design, develop, commercialise and scale new technologies and services for our sector and throughout the wider economy,” Ms Taylor said.
Camp Connect’s software and mobile app is a white label enterprise application which provides a cost and time effective means for mining and construction companies to better engage, communicate, build social connections and improve culture with their employees – all while enhancing current emergency response measures.
Camp Connect Founder, Erin Bell, has a career background in human resources, health, safety and emergency within the FIFO mining industry and her co-founder’s professional experience is in construction project management.
“We developed Camp Connect with the aim of aiding with key industry trends and challenges related to mental health, isolation and utilisation of technology,” she commented.
“Winning the Core Start Award will help us greatly in enhancing our business networks, accessing international commercialisation opportunities and mentoring as we grow and scale,” added Ms Bell.
More information on the CORE Start Award can be found here.