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METS Ignited is proud to support the recent Quantum TX space and technology incubator program which has awarded $750,000 of support to 30 companies across Australia.

The QuantumTX incubator program helps start-ups and small-to-medium companies develop technologies and services that support remote operations, including in robotics, artificial intelligence, satellite communications, simulation, digital systems and interoperability.

Each company receives $25,000 worth of support to help scale their businesses and innovative products that demonstrate potential global competitive advantage. QuantumTX facilitates access to test sites, specialist sector expertise, technical mentors and international workshops.

Since its inception in 2018, the QuantumTX incubator program has delivered more than $3 million in support to 124 startups and SMEs across the country. The 2022 program is the largest to date.

Quantum Technology Exchange founder, Adjunct Professor Peter Rossdeutscher said participants will gain access to more than 50 experts from leading companies in the space, resources, defence and technology sectors.

They will also meet with potential capital investors and collaborators, including from Fugro’s new Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Control Complex (SpAARC), the Roy Hill Remote Systems Automation Centre, Woodside Energy Robotics Laboratory and the International Space Centre at The University of Western Australia.

The QuantumTX incubator program facilitates cross-cutting technologies from mining, energy and defence, into the space and advanced manufacturing sectors,” Ad. Prof. Rossdeutscher said.

The circular nature of these opportunities creates advantages, compounding returns and new jobs in all industries.

METS Ignited CEO Adrian Beer said this program was a really strong and positive example of the growth possibility in Australian technology companies.

We are really proud of the outcomes of the programs we support – this Incubator and the National Accelerator first offered in June this year,” Mr Beer said.

Australian companies have the smarts and the goals, our role is to support them and facilitate collaboration to help them deliver commercial outcomes.

Congratulations to those companies, including Agili8 and Universal Field Robots, who have completed this program and are scaling up to rapidly grow their customer base here and overseas.