INNOVATE™ Adelaide

Innovations of the World

About INNOVATE™ Adelaide

We are proud to present to you INNOVATE™ Adelaide (2022). A celebration of the city’s most exciting innovations and its entrepreneurial ecosystem.  Our first edition focuses on the ideas, the innovators and visionaries that are redefining the City of Adelaide, South Australia’s capital. Adelaide has earned an enviable reputation for creating and manufacturing world-class products and services across key industries and sectors, with innovation at the heart of everything. INNOVATE™ Adelaide showcases an exciting city in transformation and perfectly illustrates the immense creative collective that is to be found in our city. The stories within the publication have been carefully chosen to help you navigate this thriving hub of entrepreneurship and innovation, offering you a glimpse into the future.

INNOVATE™ Adelaide, is a premium AR-enabled coffee table book, that captures the companies that have made it possible.

Brought to you in collaboration with April Hobbs Media, INNOVATE™ Adelaide celebrates the companies and individuals that are actively working at building a better tomorrow for all. It is a true honour to now share these stories with you through this stunning book, which we hope you’ll enjoy. Welcome, to South Australia, discover Adelaide!

The Publisher

April Hobbs

British-born April Hobbs has the type of lived experience of a thoroughly modern world traveller. April has lived and worked in the major economic powerhouses of London, Barcelona, Istanbul, Dubai and everywhere in between. With 25 years corporate sales and marketing experience, April is accustomed to leading high performance teams and is passionate aboutelevating brands.... click to read more

Featured Thought Leaders

Featured Thought Leaders

Featured Innovators

THE INNOVATION FACTORY

South Australia’s Most Innovative Coworking Space

The Innovation Factory has redefined coworking with its cutting-edge approach that’s taking the industry by storm. Founded in October 2020, this coworking space has quickly become a hub for entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers who are seeking an innovative and collaborative work environment. What sets The Innovation Factory apart is its...

FCT FLAMES

Creating flames that inspire, from Adelaide to the World

FCT Flames specialises in the design, manufacture, and operation of spectacular flame effects for ceremonial and high-profile sporting events, including the Olympic Games. Billions of people around the world have seen their work, making their man-made flame effects the most watched in history. The Sydney Olympic torches? FCT Flames.The Olympic...

THE HYGIENE CO.

Some plastic is visible to consumers and some is hidden… wipes are 25,000,000 kgs!

With innovation at the core of founders Phil Scardigno and Corey White’s approach, they saw the volume of plastic waste in each of their respective manufacturing and importing businesses and knew something needed to change. More plastic = more wasteRight now, volumes of plastics continue to grow in our global...

NEUMANN SPACE

Innovating locally to deliver global leadership in Space Mobility

Introducing Neumann SpaceFounded in 2015, Neumann Space is an Australian-owned company that provides world leading propulsion systems for spacecraft. The company’s origins are itself a story of innovation. It’s Chief Scientist and Founder, Dr. Patrick “Paddy” Neumann, developed the technology during his PhD for a plasma propulsion system that uses...

SONICLEAN

Single product, single focus, single outcome

Single product, single focus, single outcome NEXT GENERATION CLEANING TECHNOLOGYSoniclean is an established multi-award-winning medical device company boasting over 30 years of ultrasonic technology research and development for the primary purpose of cleaning surgical instruments. Soniclean’s commitment and focus is on user and patient safety, providing a machine with this...

MY MODULAR

15-YEARS AGO, A VISIONARY ELECTRICIAN IDENTIFIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVOLUTIONIZE ELECTRICAL INSTALL

MyModular is a South Australian based modular and prefabricated electrical solutions provider. Our success stems from our relentless pursuit of change and exceptional delivery. With over 10 exciting innovation projects in progress, we are poised for domestic and international expansion. Through strategic investments in capability and capacity, we are primed...

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

UNISA AND ACCENTURE PARTNER TO PLUG THE DIGITAL SKILLS GAP

THE BACHELOR OF DIGITAL BUSINESS IS TRAINING THE BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE FUTUREDigital innovation is transforming the business world at an unprecedented rate, and while it is an exciting time in many ways, keeping up with that rapid change is a daunting prospect for many people working in the sector....

AITI

FACTORY OF THE FUTURE

The Australian Industrial Transformation Institute at Flinders University is a national leader in industry and workplace innovation research. Located under the Main Assembly Building of the former Mitsubishi manufacturing site, now the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide’s south. The Australian Industrial Transformation Institute’s (AITI) multi-disciplinary team undertakes industry, economic and...

ADELAIDE OVAL-PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES

HOW ADELAIDE OVAL CONTINUES TO REDEFINE THE STADIUM EXPERIENCE AND EMBRACE ITS POTENTIAL

Ask almost any sports fan about Adelaide Oval, and you’ll likely hear a common response – that this storied venue is among the most picturesque anywhere on the planet. And yet its beauty goes much further than skin deep. In a world where stadiums are often monolithic and imposing, Adelaide...

SMR AUSTRALIA

LOCAL INNOVATIONS CREATING GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE VALUE-ADD

SMR Australia, a Motherson Group Company, has been a prominent manufacturer in South Australia for over 70 years. Driven by a culture of innovation, SMR Australia has evolved from its origins as Rainsford Metal products producing metal stampings, to Britax producing baby capsules and other automotive safety products, to Schefenacker...

SPIRAL DATA

MEET THE AI TECHNOLOGISTS: Creating Decision Advantage for Water and Defence Organisations

In today’s fast-paced and data-driven business landscape, organisations are constantly seeking innovative solutions to unlock the true potential of their data. Enter Spiral Data, a leading player in Adelaide, Australia, revolutionising the way organisations extract insights from complex datasets. With a team of dedicated data scientists, machine learning engineers,and technologists,...

AHRENS

120 YEARS FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Proudly, Ahrens is a 120-year-old family-owned SA company, spanning five generations, delivering a diverse range of high-quality and cost-effective products, projects and services. Beginning in 1902 as a one-dimensional business in Sheaoak Log, on the edge of the Barossa Valley, and offering blacksmithing services of its time, the business has...

eBOTTLI

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR OPERATIONS- eBottli is a flexible, easy-to-use mobile solution that provides instant visibility of your operations

Nathalie Taquet has worked for 15 years in scientific research and her last position at Nestlé Skin Health was a trigger for her desire to create innovation. She identified the importance of the provenance of chemical compounds and their traceability. She and her husband decided to leave France for Australia...

FCT

Igniting innovation across high temperature processing industries worldwide

South Australian-owned FCT is a global engineering group with three specialist divisions: Combustion, Flames, and ACTech. Incorporated in 1984, the Group’s Head Office is based in Thebarton, while additional key offices are located in Austria, Brazil, China, and the USA. While FCT Flames has in the past enjoyed prominent publicity...

BASTIEN LLAMAS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND READER INHUMAN GENETICS, AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR ANCIENT DNA AT THE UNIVERSITY

Who are we? Where do we come from? The history of humanity is a complex affair full of twists and turns that shaped our genetic diversity and cultural identity. To unveil or rewrite some of that history, I use ancient DNA extracted from the skeletons of long-dead ancestors as a...

CROPIFY

ELIMINATING SUBJECTIVE TESTING OF PULSE AND GRAIN CROPS

CHALLENGEGlobally, grain and pulse crops are classified to determine the grade of a crop. This grade determines the financial return to the seller / farmer. The classification process currently consists of approximately 53% subjective and 47% objective testing. Subjective testing leads to disputes and a lack of confidence in the...

FIREFLY BIOTECH

RESEARCH TOOLS THAT ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD

Firefly Biotech is an Adelaide start-up that targets a growing niche between medical research and engineering. They specialise in space medicine and research tools. They also offer advice, expertise and inspiration to the next generation of aspiring space scientists. Founded by Dr Giles Kirby, a thought leader in space medicine...

NUMEDICO

THIS ADELAIDE-BASED MEDTECH START-UP HAS FOUND GLOBAL RECOGNITION

THIS ADELAIDE-BASED MEDTECH START-UP HAS FOUND GLOBAL RECOGNITION WITH MORE EFFICIENT, SAFER AND AFFORDABLE DRUG DELIVERY METHODS. SPACE RESEARCH FOR REAL-WORLD PROBLEMSPushing the boundaries of medical research all the way into orbit, Numedico’s latest business venture is a partnership with satellite infrastructure provider ResearchSat to explore newmethods to administer medication....

LUMINATION LEARNING LAB

REVOLUTIONISE THE WAY YOU TEACH, LEARN AND WORK

What is a Lumination Learning Lab?Built within schools nationally Lumination Learning Labs are automated, multi-purpose and immersive smart classrooms supporting students and schools in achieving exceptional results using immersive learning. How are we revolutionising the learning experience?The future of the workforce depends on effective education and continuous upskilling, meaning education,...

TEKCYTE

LIFE-THREATENING VASCULAR STENTS PROBLEMS MAY SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST

TekCyte’s next-generation medical device coating technology BIOINVISIBLE™ is helping to create safer and better outcomes for patients. Currently, vascular medical device complications result in implant failure rates of up to 30%, leaving many patients requiring additional medical intervention and surgery. These complications can cause patients significant discomfort, morbidity, and in...

CROWN MONEY

BEST IN CLASS IN MORTGAGE BROKING & MONEY MANAGEMENT

OUR STORYCrown Money was founded with one simple objective – to help hardworking Australian families realise their home ownership dreams and pay off their home loans in the shortest time possible. Crown Money was established in 2004 by brothers Scott and Craig Parry who grew up with a father in...

LIFE WHISPERER

AI to help patients struggling for children

Life WhispererLife Whisperer uses state-of-the-art AI and computer vision technology to help select healthy embryos for IVF. Using Life Whisperer, a clinician can drag-and-drop microscope images of embryos onto the website for an instant report on the likelihoods that the embryo is genetically healthy, or will lead to a pregnancy....

CITY OF SALISBURY

THE ECONOMIC HEART OF NORTHERN ADELAIDE

The City of Salisbury covers 158km2 and stretches from Valley View in the south to Edinburgh in the north, St Kilda in the west and Salisbury Heights in the east. It contributes $8.65 billion to the State economy and nearly 61,994 jobs. Significant employment hubs are located in: • Vicinity...

AUSHEALTH

BRINGING MEDICAL INNOVATION TO LIFE!

AusHealth® is an Australian-owned health and wellbeing organisation that provides workplace drug and alcohol testing and debt collection services to hospitals, while turning its profits wholly to locally led, globally recognised medical research. Since establishing in 1985, AusHealth® has contributed more than $47 million into South-Australian led research towards pain...

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