In November and December, our CTO Roman Vasilascu visited Australia for business matching purposes, with support from the EBRD Star Venture program. The objectives of the visit included:
- Pursuing business opportunities opened by Corellian, our Australian NewCo
- Scoping product research collaborations with relevant researchers and universities
- Connecting with climate-tech investors and validating our plans against their investment theses
- Strengthening relationships with strategic partners
A highlight of the visit was participating in a 2-day workshop on ‘Challenges of developing solar cooling’ with scientists at CSIRO Energy, in Newcastle, NSW, organised as part of a project with Corellian.
We also visited the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, and Greenhouse Tech Hub (with the million-dollar view over Sydney Harbour); met Investors (Investible, UNSW Founders, Techstars Sydney) and a Supplier in Sydney, NSW; and planned design/prototyping next steps with a strategic partner, who also introduced the company to a leading HVAC company.
Special thanks to our EBRD contacts, Alexandra and Maria, for their support in making this visit possible.