Profiled below are some of the Irish businesses who we think will make their mark on Australia and New Zealand in the coming year:
Nutritics is a state of the art, cloud based Nutrition and Diet Analysis platform used in the Food Service, Health Care, University, Sports and Food Labelling Industries across Australia. Nutritics contains a number of localised Australian enhancements, including NRV’s, the AUSNUT database, automated Health Star ratings and a smartphone app is soon to be released. The cloud based software can analyse diets & create meal plans, track and analyse nutrition, allergens and cost of recipes, and create compliant food labels in minutes.
Malone Farm Machinery is a dynamic company with a commitment to innovation and creativity in the agricultural sector. The Company manufactures a wide range of agricultural products including self-loading wagons, post drivers, toppers, log splitters and mowers. After almost 2 and half years at and 2 years of field tests, Malone Farm Machinery announced the farmers/contractors range of Self Loading Wagons with phenomenal across Ireland and Europe
Contego Sports recently agreed an exclusive contract with Australian sporting distributor, Victor Sports to stock their revolutionary sports head guard, N-Pro. N-Pro (short for Neuro Protection) is a Class 1 Medical Device. Victor Sports have a distribution agreement for the sale of N-Pro to clubs & schools in Australia. The product incorporates proprietary defentex™ technology, designed to reduce the G-Force energy transferred to a player’s head during impact; one of the major factors in sports-induced brain injuries. N-Pro comes in five different sizes and so it can be worn by children beginning the sport – as well as adults.
Equine HealthCare Company StableLab has developed a revolutionary blood test that detects and quantifies infections in horses and it also tells if an antibiotic treatment is working. StableLab is ideal for Pre-Performance Testing since it can clearly detect infections, even before the horse shows any physical symptoms, making it a necessary part of routine before a race or competition. StableLab has also developed a neonatal screening protocol which can be used during the breeding season.
VisibleThread recently announced their new Readability cloud service and the intention for the company to launch a User Group in Canberra during a lunch at Irish Ambassador Breandan Ó Caollaí’s residence in Canberra in in August 2017. VisibleThread’s solutions help organizations test & audit their written content for risk and content quality, which dramatically reduces cost. Earlier this year, VisibleThread published findings of an analysis of the Australian Government procurement documents. The report finds key sections of Commonwealth Tenders have very poor readability which can increase administration costs, increase liability and lower project success rates.
Cyber Risk Aware is a user-friendly security awareness platform that helps clients assess their level of human cyber risk, improve user security awareness and meet their compliance requirements. The platform rapidly reduces cyber security risks for companies of all sizes by helping them to create a human firewall through Active Human Error and Phishing Mitigation. Cyber Risk Aware was awarded ‘Startup of the Year’ Award at Cyber Threat Summit 2017 – Europe’s leading cyber risk exhibition and conference.
While online retailers across the globe have been working on ways of making online shopping easier for consumers, SuperDisty has been working on software which makes it easier for manufacturers and distributors to supply those online retailers. The company launched on the market with a software product designed to allow manufacturers and distributors to sell directly to online retailers such as Amazon, Google, and eBay. Superdisty is a cloud portal that sits between customers’ internal system and that of the online retailer, making it easier for manufacturers and distributors to engage with online markets.
Prodigy Learning, an award-winning EdTech business providing digital skills certifications and learning solutions has opened an office in Sydney and also announced its partnership with Microsoft Australia to deliver their digital skills and STEM programmes in education. With existing offices in Dublin and London, this development makes Prodigy the only multi-region global player in its sector and one of Ireland’s leading companies in the fast-growing Education Technology sector. Export is a key driver of the company’s growth, now representing over 70% of the business.
WeBringg, the on-demand crowd sourced delivery service for ecommerce retailers, has opened an office in Brisbane, which will be led by Gerard Franzoni, managing director of WeBringg Australia and New Zealand. During the Enterprise Ireland trade and investment mission, the Irish start-up also announced that it has signed significant deals with Australian partner companies including Menulog, the largest food ordering platform in Australia.