Startup Stories - Rapid Phenotyping

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 01:00 pm — Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 02:00 pm


Location DSA-18 Hub, 1 Technology Place, Williamtown
Contact dsa18@newcastle.edu.au

Rapid Phenotyping

Rapid Phenotyping is the startup enterprise of three UON/HMRI post-doc researchers: Dr Jamie Flynn, Dr Anthony Martin and Dr William Palmer. In 2016 these three researchers-turned-entrepreneurs took a leap of faith out of their PhDs and into the startup landscape. The trio’s first project, a ‘CLARITY light-sheet’ microscope, gave them the skills to build products to rapidly analyse solid and liquid samples to service the agricultural sector. This has led to their first product, a handheld device which can instantaneously analyse the chemical composition of plants and foods.

Rapid Phenotyping describe their product as a chemistry lab in the palm of your hand. Bypassing the need to send samples off-site, farmers and winemakers can receive their test information instantly and at reduced cost. They are now engaged on projects with the CSIRO, NSW Department of Primary Industries and international plant breeding institutes. The tech has further potential application in Defence and Security industries for rapid battlefield detection of chemicals and first responder HAZMAT teams, as well as on-site real-time substance detection for border security and drug units.

Come along to startup stories and hear about how locally-developed technology is being generated to solve global problems. Light lunch provided.

About Startup Stories

Startup Stories takes place every Wednesday from 1pm at University of Newcastle's coworking space DSA-18 Hub at Williamtown. Over a light lunch, a startup founder talks candidly about their experience as an entrepreneur and business owner – the highs, the lows, the wins, the mistakes, the whole enchilada. Startup Stories provides real-life examples of the different stages of the startup journey, creating a forum for startups to share and learn but also for the community to see tangible evidence of entrepreneurship making a difference in our region.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program funding.