(Sydney, NSW - 6th of October, 2021) Spiral Blue, has been selected as Hello Tomorrow’s Deep Tech Pioneers in the lead up to the Hello Tomorrow Challenge and Hello Tomorrow Global Summit. The largest annual deep tech event in Europe, the Summit will be hosted in Paris, France in December 2021.
The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is the world’s largest early-stage startup competition for science and deep technology startups. The best projects of the Challenge have the opportunity to attend the Hello Tomorrow Summit in Paris, an invite-only event bringing together the people that will change the world using science and technology.
Hello Tomorrow’s Deep Tech Pioneers were selected by a rigorous panel of industry experts, scientists and entrepreneurs from a competitive list of over 4,000 applications from 115 countries. With the announcement of the selection, Spiral Blue has been recognised by Hello Tomorrow as being one of the most promising projects in deep tech to date.
Spiral Blue will receive exclusive all-year access to opportunities in the Hello Tomorrow community and meet 1-to-1 with 200 of the most prominent deep tech VCs and CVCs in the world at the invite-only Hello Tomorrow Summit.
Under the High Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit hosts 3,500 of the brightest deep tech enablers including entrepreneurs, academics, investors and corporate executives. Over two days, the event in Paris will become a nexus of deep tech innovation, empowering entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow.
“We are extremely grateful to be selected as Hello Tomorrow’s Deep Tech Pioneer”, CEO of Spiral Blue, Taofiq Huq said. “We’re looking forward to partnering with some of the largest deep tech organisations in the world to not only learn from them, but offer new innovative technologies that bring a positive change to our planet.”
French organisation, Hello Tomorrow, is the world’s leading organisation accelerating science and tech entrepreneurship. Since 2011, their mission has been to catalyse the intersection of top researchers, entrepreneurs, industry experts and financiers to build the next generation of companies that can really solve humanity’s biggest challenges.
Spiral Blue was recently a recipient of the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grant, a grant which supports the Australian space industry to build capacity to deliver products and services into domestic and/or international space industry supply chains that could support Moon to Mars activities. This grant is supporting the development of Spiral Blue’s Space Edge Services platform. The company is also developing its Vessel Detect maritime surveillance algorithm under a Defence Innovation Hub contract.
Spiral Blue is a Sydney SME focused on building the next generation of Earth observation services with artificial intelligence and Space Edge Computing. Spiral Blue technology has applications in defence, city planning, utilities, and other industries. Founded in 2018, the company launched its first Space Edge Zero prototype into orbit in June 2021.
Spiral Blue was recently awarded the Minimum Viable Product Grant (MVP Grant) from the New South Wales state government. This was the result of a competitive application process. This grant will see Spiral Blue's first space edge computing product Space Edge Zero move from the proof of concept stage to the prototype stage.
Spiral Blue is one of the winners of the maiden Gravity Challenge. We were selected as one of the winners of the SA Power Networks Challenge, and awarded the Meteor Award for Most Innovative Use of Space Capability.
Spiral Blue has completed testing of components of Space Edge Zero in preparation for building a fully integrated prototype. This prototype is to be launched and tested in space in 2021. Discussions are currently underway with launch providers to make this happen.