Hunter Region technology businesses recognised for their winning potential

SwitchDin and Anditi from Newcastle hub Eighteen04 are finalists in Australian Technologies Competition - Australia's national Competition, late-stage accelerator and partnerships program designed to identify and accelerate homegrown scaleups with global potential

Anditi, a spatial data analytics company and SwitchDin, an energy software company – both from Newcastle’s leading cleantech and smart city innovation hub, Eighteen04 - have been shortlisted as semi-finalists for Impact Tech Ventures’ national Australian Technologies Competition (ATC).

As Australian Technology Competition semi-finalists, Anditi and SwitchDin are invited to participate in the ATC21 accelerator program, which includes mentoring and partnerships to support growth and assist in preparation of their final submissions to the judging panel.

The ATC’s shortlist of growth companies comprises Australia’s most exciting innovators who are seeking to create a better future.

Anditi is a spatial data analytics company working to create more sustainable global communities with spatial data and tech. It works closely with clients such as Newcastle City Council (NCC) and Lake Macquarie City Council, using spatial data for environmental monitoring such as tree coverage, asset identification and assessment, landform and drainage analysis.

Anditi also uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to construct digital versions of the natural and urban environments. Anditi will be part of Eighteen04’s upcoming Newcastle Smart City Design in Minecraft competition and will make data available to the public through Anditi’s 3D Portal.

SwitchDin is an energy software company with national and international customers, and is an ATC semi-finalist in the Energy and Smart Cities categories. SwitchDin bridges the gap between energy companies, equipment manufacturers, homes and businesses to ensure solar, batteries and electric vehicles can enable Australia's smooth transition to a cleaner, more efficient distributed energy system.

“Having Anditi and SwitchDin recognised in this prestigious award, both from the same entrepreneur–led technology incubator here in Newcastle, is testament to the capability for innovation our region can deliver for Australia. Newcastle and the Hunter Region continue to evolve as a renewable energy technology and innovation leader creating sustainable jobs and prosperity” said Dr Andrew Mears, CEO of SwitchDin and Eighteen04 co-founder.

“We are proud that we have been recognised by our national peers and we look forward to advancing our mission to connect and organise the world’s energy assets to accelerate the move to a 100% renewable energy economy.”

To read more about Eighteen04, go to their website here.

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