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Tag Archives: Start-up

Composites in Space – Gilmour Space Technologies

Just north of the Gold Coast is Gilmour Space Technologies, a venture-funded Australian rocket company developing new capabilities for launching small satellites into space. Founded by two brothers in 2013, this startup is now one of Australia’s leading space companies pioneering new and innovative hybrid propulsion technologies with the goal of providing lower cost access…

Starting-up and commercialising technology for a lighter, higher-performing ballistic helmet

Thriving industries need perpetual renewal through entrepreneurship and start-ups. One of Australia’s most promising start-ups is The Smart Think, which has developed a new composite forming technology to produce lighter, safer and higher-performing ballistic helmets for the global defence market. At a mere 30 years of age, Tristan Alexander, CEO of The Smart Think, has…

Carbon Revolution – Geelong start-up to supplying “the most technically advanced wheel on the planet”

Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 6 March 2018, Ferrari’s remarkable 488 Pista featured a set of optional 20-inch carbon fibre wheels made by Carbon Revolution in Geelong. The beautiful aerodynamically efficient supercar was already 91kg lighter than its predecessors, and by using Carbon Revolution wheels, Ferrari was able to save an additional 40%…

Marky Industries – 40 years in business

This year marks 40 years in business for Marky Industries and the husband and wife duo behind the composites manufacturing firm, Krystyna and Martin Nikolas. While they are both clearly in awe of the milestone, they now proudly reflect on their journey from a young married couple with $50 in start-up funds, to employing over…