ATP Innovations is delighted to sponsor and host the AusBiotech NSW  Biobeers and Bubbles for 2015.

NSW Biobeers and Bubbles is the largest NSW life science networking event, and is therefore a fantastic opportunity for you to meet interesting people, catch up on current issues, and forge valuable connections with AusBiotech members and non-members in the life sciences, therapeutics, medical technology, food and agricultural biotechnology sectors.

All clients of ATP Innovations in technology-related fields (IT, engineering, life sciences, cleantech) and life science enthusiasts are encouraged to RSVP at and join us for a night of networking, beer and bubbles.

This is a FREE event for all members and non-members of Ausbiotech. Drinks and nibbles will be supplied.

Date: Thursday 5th February 2015

Time: 5:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: ATP Innovations – Atrium, Ground Floor, National Innovation Centre, Australian Technology Park, 4 Cornwallis Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015

Sydney based biotech company Clarity Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce that Professor Dale Bailey from PharmaScint, a specialist clinical trials imaging and analysis organization, has joined their expert scientific advisory group. In addition to being a Director of PharmScint, Professor Bailey is Principal Physicist in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital and Professor in Medical Radiation Sciences at the University of Sydney.

He also leads the Neuro-Endocrine Tumour flagship of Sydney Vital – the Northern Translational Cancer Research Centre.
Professor Bailey said that it is exciting to join a new breed of innovative Australian startup that has proven expertise in attracting investment for commercialisation and the skill set to develop radiopharmaceutical product pipelines.
“My focus will be on advising the best approach to take the products from the lab to the clinic and matching the right
imaging with the pipeline products” he said.
Executive Chairman of Clarity Pharmaceuticals, Dr Alan Taylor said that “it is timely to have an esteemed nuclear
medicine physicist join our rapidly growing company as we prepare to move into early stage clinical trials with our
radiopharmaceutical pipeline”.
“Professor Bailey brings strong clinical experience and a potential collaboration with the nearby Royal North Shore
Hospital with a path to progress our radiopharmaceutical pipeline into the clinic”.
Professor Bailey will join Clarity Pharmaceuticals current scientific advisory group including:

*  Dr Suzanne Smith, radiopharmaceutical design specialist at the Collider-Accelerator Department of Brookhaven
National Laboratory and Executive Board Member and Node Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Antimatter
Matter Studies.

*  Dr Paul Donnelly, organic/inorganic chemist specialising in biology and material science, at the Donnelly Research Group, University of Melbourne, in the state-of-art laboratories of the Bio21 Institute of Molecular

Science and Biotechnology.



About Clarity Pharmaceuticals
Clarity Pharmaceuticals is a personalised medicine company focused on the treatment of serious disease. The
Company is a leader in innovative radiopharmaceutical technology, developing targeted therapies and assisting in the drug development pipeline of novel therapies for companies globally (
About PharmaScint
PharmaScint ( is a medical imaging service organisation that provides clinical imaging trial, data management, and analysis solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. The focus on this niche market is to aid clients in evaluating optimal delivery routes and optimisation for new pharmaceuticals.
PharmaScint’s intent is to:
* Work predominantly in 3D SPECT and PET imaging and investigate structure/function relations using CT and MRI
* Develop standardised methodologies and analyses for multi-centric trials;
* Further develop the concept of ‘dose modelling’ by advanced data acquisition and analysis strategies to accelerate the evaluation of new radiopharmaceutricals; *  Capitalise on access to patients with a wide spectrum of conditions to provide more clinically relevant studies for clients.

Clarity Pharmaceuticals is a client of ATP Innovations, winner of the prestigious 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year Award.

Media contacts:
For Clarity Pharmaceuticals: Daniella Goldberg PhD, Gene Genie Media

E: | M: +612 416 211 067
For Pharmascint: Dale Bailey PhD E: M: +61 402 892051



The Hon Jillian Skinner, NSW Minister for Health, last night awarded prestigious QB3 Rosenman Scholarships to Dr Sheridan Gho and Dr Michael Weaver, both from the University of Wollongong. The announcement occurred during a Medical Device Showcase at world leading incubator, ATP Innovations. The event highlighted some of the incredible medical device research being conducted in NSW and showcased the commercial pathway each researcher has commenced.

Dr Gho and Dr Weaver have been working to address lymphoedema – a condition of localised fluid retention and painful tissue swelling, caused by a compromised lymphatic system. Lymphoedema is a disease that effects one in three breast cancer survivors. Approximately 15,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia during 2014. Dr Gho and Dr Weaver’s invention involves a wearable sleeve that treats and manages the painful condition by actively massaging the lymphatic system, allowing patients to conduct normal lives.

Minister Skinner said that Dr Gho and Dr Weaver had “demonstrated entrepreneurial literacy, persistence and a commitment to understanding how to close the gap between the development of a device and how to bring it to market,” following their completion of an intensive three-month Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program run by ATP Innovations.

“The NSW Government and the Office for Health and Medical Research are proud to fund these two scholarships, knowing the knowledge Sheridan and Michael gain now will be shared with many others on their return,” said Minister Skinner.

Mr Ben Wright, Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program Director said that “NSW Health and the Office for Health and Medical Research have been visionary in their establishment of both the NSW Medical Device Fund and the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program. The medical devices sector is an area of research excellence in NSW and it is great to see the development of programs that support the commercialisation of impactful technologies.”

The QB3 Rosenman Scholarship will see Dr Gho and Dr Weaver spend two years in San Francisco, where they will work together with clinicians to advance their technology and develop new medical products.

Applications for the Medical Device Fund will open next week.

For more information on the Medical Device Commercialisation Program (MDCTP) or the Medical Devices Fund:
go to or

About ATP Innovations

ATP Innovations is Australia’s leading technology business incubator. ATP Innovations accelerates the growth of technology companies that target global markets, by providing advice and guidance from seasoned entrepreneurs, access to investors, customers and domain specialists, and world-class infrastructure tailored to the needs of startup companies.

The ATP Innovations Accelerator HUB is home to Startmate, Ignition Labs and university accelerator programs. ATP Innovations’portfolio comprises over 65 companies from the software, hardware and life science sectors.

PrintATP Innovations is the 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year. Awarded by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), the peak global body for business incubation and entrepreneurship with over 2200 members in more than 60 countries.


The Australian Innovation Challenge had entries open in May for entrepreneurs, technology startup businesses and innovations. In support of driving the nation’s future, and to help shape some of the best ideas into commercialisation and adoption this challenge was brought to the public by The Australian (newspaper) in association with Shell.

Once Podplants were announced as finalists in October, the team had gathered a much appreciated 330 votes in support of their efforts.  Its founder, Chris Wilkins, is very passionate about his invention and very happy with the award.

He hopes to help green the planet with his wonderful creation of the greenwall, which his innovative idea has allowed the corporate world to delve into a cleaner environment through a novel aeroponic system. The greenwall allows plant to grow in nutrient laden mist and minimal lighting and can grow anything from ferns to edible plants and vegetables.

Podplants has now been mentioned in the Australian Innovative Challenge article of ‘The Australian’, shook hands with Ian McFarlane and Andrew Smith (Chair of Shell Aus), received a trophy for their business efforts and $10,000 to continue their work of innovating a sustainable future.

Podplants is a portfolio client of ATP Innovations. Winner of the prestigious NBIA Award 2014.



Join ATP Innovations and NSW Health in this end of year showcase event.

The Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP) was concieved by NSW Health and the Office of Health and Medical Research as a mechanism to bridge the gap between medical device research and the commercialisation of innovative technologies in NSW.

Designed and delivered by ATP Innovations, Australia’s most awarded technology incubator, the program assisted 20 post-docs map their own commercial pathway by focusing on value proposition, customer development, product development, Intellectual property, licencing, reimbursement, regulatory affairs and market strategy.

Join us for a celebration of this journey, a showcase of the technologies and an evening of networking:

Keynote – The Hon. Jillian Skinner, Deputy NSW Liberal Leader, New South Wales Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research.

The main eventMedical device showcase. Hear about exciting new technologies, the products they will become and the lives they will change.  We’ll also announce some other great news on the night!

When – Tuesday, 09 December 2014 at 6:00pm.

WhereATP Innovations, National Innovation Cenre, 4 Cornwallis Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015

Tickets are available Here.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? The train is the easiest way to get to the Australian Technology Park.  ATP Innovations is located in the National Innovation Centre, Australian Technology Park.  We’re about 200m from Redfern Train Station.  There is limited street parking and paid parking can be found inside the tech park.

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Propeller Aerobotics is a new startup company joining the drone revolution and helping move it forward into everyday business. They’re developing a cloud-based platform to leverage the new technology – and Australia’s growing number of licensed drone operators – to unlock the new types of data that autonomous flying machines make possible.

Propeller’s system integrates with popular auto-pilots, can upload data while in flight, and automatically processes the data into terrain maps, inspection photos, and real-time, action-able information for business. It’s a platform that provides value now for a number of industries, and flexibly supports companies as they find new ways to use drones for data gathering.

Out of a field of over 800, the company was recently selected as a semi-finalist, and the only representative from this region, in the global Cisco Internet Of Things Innovation Grand Challenge.

The aim of the Challenge is to highlight and accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technologies and products that will contribute to the growth and evolution of the Internet of Things. The company has also been selected as a regional representative to compete in the Challenge Cup 2015, a global  Global Competition Identifying most promising startups tackling the world’s most intractable problems, which will take place next year in Washington DC, USA.

Leveraging the excitement and hype around drone technology, the company is moving focus from automated drone data operations and data capture to delivering cloud-based integration tools and mobile interfaces for business. With applications in mining, agriculture, search & rescue, the company has just signed their first client, helping a major surveying and construction firm develop integrated workflows using drones for quantity surveying and engineering design.

Propeller Aero is a client of ATP Innovations, winner of the prestigious 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year Award. Read more at – and if you think there’s a way you could use flying robots regularly, contact Propeller for business and technical advice on making it part of your day job!

Read more great articles at Startup Smart.



Startup incubators 1776 and ATP Innovations announced the Sydney regional Challenge Cup’s four winners – representing the most innovative local startups tackling intractable challenges in the areas of education, energy, health and cities, and underscoring Sydney’s global position as a leading hub of innovation.

The four winners from Sydney will go on to compete against startups from around the world in Washington, D.C. in May, at the Challenge Festival.

Two of the winners, ResQdevices and Propeller Aero are part of the ATP Innovations company portfolio and the third winner, Milaana, is under mentorship with ATP Innovations.  ATP Innovations is the 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year.  Awarded by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), the peak global body for business incubation and entrepreneurship with over 2200 members in more than 60 countries.

The four Sydney winners are:

Health: ResQdevices – ResQdevices created the ParaCart, a compact combination of a stretcher and “stair chair,” and the LineSaver, body armour for your IV cannulas for use by paramedics.

Cities: Propeller Aero – Cloud tech that will connect companies to the potential of drone technology by working with construction and surveying firms; helping industrial companies planning dangerous inspections; exploring 3D gas mapping with experimental sensing teams and plant science with major agriculture suppliers to help them access a new wave of cheaper, autonomously collected and better quality data.

Education: Milaana – connects university students with project-based internships and opportunities from local organizations that increase both job preparedness and community engagement.

Energy: WattBlock –  Wattblock gives owners corporations and body corporates an energy saving roadmap by using details about your block to make calculations about your common area energy consumption.  After entering your details, Wattblock does the analysis for you, providing a simple report to assist you in driving down your strata levies.

“Sydney is a growing community of innovators who are disrupting some of the world’s most stagnant and entrenched industries,” said Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776. “We are excited about the path-breaking ideas presented tonight and are honoured to partner with ATP Innovations to help these talented and driven startups connect to the mentorship and resources that will help them achieve success.”

The Sydney event was the fourth stop for 1776’s annual Challenge Cup, a global competition identifying startups helping to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. From here, Challenge Cup competitions will take place in 12 other cities around the world, spanning 11 countries.

The winners will go on to compete in The Challenge Festival, which will feature the top 64 startups from the 16 regional sites (four startups from each of the regional competitions) competing for $650,000 in prizes as well as the opportunity to connect with mentors, corporate partners, policymakers, and potential investors.

For more information about the 16 regional Challenge Cup events, click here.

ResQdevices, Propeller Aero and Milaana are all clients of ATP Innovations, winner of the prestigious 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year Award.

This article has been sourced from Startup Smart. Image courtesy of 1776.


ATP Innovations is thrilled to announce that Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Cook Medical, and Startmate join telco Optus in sponsoring the ATP Innovations’ Accelerator HUB space.

The Accelerator Hub at ATP Innovations is home to accelerator programs Startmate (IT focus) and Ignition Labs (focus on various industry verticals including medtech and clean tech). The space also houses and supports a number of student accelerators.

Every year over 100 new technology entrepreneurs spend time in the Accelerator Hub. As a result, the space has been heavily used over the past 3 years with entrepreneurs spending every waking hour working on their innovative ideas.

The space is now in desperate need of a revamp and a redesign to accommodate the growing number of programs being supported here as well as providing a better work environment.

Through our sponsors we also look to create a closer connection between innovation and the corporate sector.

The four corporate sponsors, each representing their industry vertical – financial services, health, technology and telecommunications, will assist funding the further transformation of Accelerator HUB. A competition open to University design students, to develop a concept for the space, has resulted in many exciting and knock out design entries.

We are in the process of selecting a winner and the implementation of the winning design will take place during the month of November and are excited about rolling out the new environment to our accelerator entrepreneurs.

Accelerator HUB is a co-working space for technology entrepreneurs and the host of four accelerator programs at ATP Innovations, winner of the prestigious 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year Award.




Incoming Media, a leading mobile video engagement platform, announced that it has closed a $4.9M Series A financing round led by Australian venture capital firm OneVentures and Intel Capital, Intel Corp.’s global investment organization.

“ATP Innovations and its incubation support has been a really key support for us to get to this stage i would urge other Australian startups to check it out,” Incoming Media co-founder, David McKeague, said. The funds will be used to expand Incoming Media’s research and development efforts and extend the company’s reach into new geographic and vertical markets.

Using predictive data analytics and intelligent push technology, Incoming Media enables the creation of flawless, personalized mobile video experiences that lead to significantly longer engagement times, more revenue opportunities, and new mobile video business models.Incoming Media’s on-device machine learning predicts consumers’ preferences and pre-loads video content onto users’ mobile devices during the most cost-effective hours; this spares mobile viewers the frustration of searching for video content, enduring stalls or failures, and paying for expensive data streaming.

“Mobile is the future of video, but the viewing experience is broken,” said Incoming Media CEO Adam S. Tom. “Today’s content delivery networks don’t offer the certainty required for consistent, high-quality viewing of mobile video. Acting like a DVR for on-demand content on your mobile devices, Incoming Media solves this problem by intelligently pre-positioning video content onto mobile devices ahead of time, in the background, and at the lowest-cost times before a viewer wants to watch it. This action ensures a TV-like experience and delivers personalized, high-quality video any time, anywhere, every time,” said Mark Yahiro, Managing Director of New Business in Intel’s Perceptual Computing Group.

Incoming Media currently brings its technology to market through two solutions – Smart Mobile DVR and Push Video Notifications. Together, these solutions help mobile video app publishers to not only create a new, flawless mobile video experience that attracts new users, but also to then re-engage their user base and significantly increase user retention. Incoming Media’s technology is implemented in a lightweight SDK that can be quickly integrated into third party mobile apps, while allowing those apps to continue using their existing infrastructure, such as content management systems, CDNs, players and DRMs.


Visit Incoming Media for more information on media and technology.

Incoming Media is a client of ATP Innovations, winner of the prestigious 2014 NBIA Incubator of the Year Award.

This article has been sourced from Startup Smart.


A good startup idea is still just a concept until other people, with money and skills, can be convinced the business has a future. That’s why the pitch is so important, so that others will be able to quickly understand the underlying business concept and back with their talent or cash or both.

ATP Innovations recently hosted Sydney University’s Genesis Start-up Competition. This year’s competition comprised 53 teams, and in total 119 people and the largest ever. In the end it came down to five teams. One of  the teams, and this year’s Best Commercial Enterprise award went to Disrupt Surfing.  Their idea is simple: selling 1005 customisable surf boards online at 50% of the cost. So far more than 1,000 customised boards have been sold to customers in the US, Japan and Europe. Disrupt Surfing also won a place in the muru-D program, supported by Telstra, which provides seed funding and six months of business mentoring and development.

Sydney Genesis is the longest running entrepreneurship program at the University of Sydney. The Sydney Genesis program is open to students and alumni from any background who are passionate about their ideas in business, technology or social entrepreneurship. We are dedicated to helping them bring their ideas to life through workshops, mentoring, networking, funding and prizes.