Startups from ANSTO's nandin innovation centre celebrate big wins

New opportunities: SensaWeb's Simon Turner and Darren Oliver. Picture: Supplied

New opportunities: SensaWeb's Simon Turner and Darren Oliver. Picture: Supplied

ANSTO's innovation centre nandin is celebrating the success of two of its startups.

Created in 2018, nandin allows businesses to access entrepreneurial learning and collaboration through office space, hot desks and lab suites across fields such as cyber security, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine-based learning.

Two startups supported by nandin, Amentum Aerospace and SensaWeb, are celebrating major new opportunities.

Amentum Aerospace, which has grown its software business to the point it is pitching to major European space agencies and airlines, was recently accepted into the NSW Government's $12 million NSW Going Global Program to build export success.

Amentum Aerospace managing director Iwan Cornelius said the company's highly specialised, digital twin and interface software enables innovation in defence, aviation, space operations and research.

"Being embedded with the nandin community and supported by ANSTO has helped us find traction with customers and provided fresh ideas that have allowed the business to thrive and expand," Dr Cornelius said

"With help from the team at nandin, we're ready to expand into overseas markets and take on new global customers and contracts.

"The confidence and support from ANSTO and the NSW Government has certainly provided the network we needed to help bring our groundbreaking products to the world."

International expansion: Amentum Aerospace managing director Iwan Cornelius. Picture: Supplied

International expansion: Amentum Aerospace managing director Iwan Cornelius. Picture: Supplied

Queensland company SensaWeb springboarded into the medical sector with its world-leading radiation monitoring hardware and automated reporting platform software, which is now being rolled out across that state's hospitals to simplify compliance and increase assurance to staff and community.

The company was also part of the CSIRO's D.Start program supporting game-changing capabilities for Australia's defence and national security.

And last month, it was the first business in the southern hemisphere to be accepted into the ATI Boeing Accelerator.

Boeing's Horizon X is now an investor in the company, which is investigating defence, aerospace and space opportunities.

Since joining nandin and transforming their concept into an expanding company, SensaWeb has onboarded a range of clients from nuclear, waste, mining and veterinary practices, and was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Queensland government's Advance Queensland initiative.

SensaWeb chief executive Simon Turner praised nandin.

"Our success is a result of an ecosystem coming together, exchanging ideas, experiences and expertise. Excellence and business growth are obtained through shared knowledge and that's the advantage that nandin brings," he said.

ANSTO's director - innovation & commercialisation Tim Boyle said the right mix of ideas, environment and resources were the key to helping companies get a head start and accelerate growth.

He said he was thrilled with the recent successes of startups.

"Their success represents what we do, which is [to] spot great entrepreneurs with great ideas and provide them with the skills, resources and opportunities they need to shine," Dr Boyle said.