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Carefully chosen by international leaders and influencers of South Australia, these companies are considered to be primed for profound growth due to world class capabilities. They receive dedicated support from the South Australian business community to help to globalise the economy.
Founder & Chief Scientist
These finalists passed a rigorous process to be recognised for having exceptional capability to compete globally.
AZZO is a global engineering company specialising in systems integration, energy IoT
and lifecycle services. AZZO’s solutions range from simple energy monitoring systems
to utility-scale power automation projects, with a strong focus on renewables. They are
thought-leaders in energy transformation, helping guide the industry toward a
sustainable future. AZZO has more than 15 years of proven expertise in helping their
clients reduce their overall utility energy costs (water, air, gas, electricity and steam)
and enabling greater utilisation of renewable energy.
Dominant is a 100% Australian owned company, supplying quality cleaning products
and systems to industry throughout Australia. Commencing business in 1958 as a
manufacturer of industrial cleaning and sanitation products, Dominant has grown to be
recognised as a leader and innovator in its field, with an enviable reputation for quality
products and service. Dominant develops innovative chemical formulations with a
focus on performance, environmental impact, economy and safety. The technology,
developed in South Australia, allows the cleaning industry to dispense concentrated
chemicals without the need for plastics and dispensing equipment, revolutionising the
chemical industry and and those who depend on it.
Energy Exemplar creates software that simulates real-world energy markets to enable
customers to forecast their energy future. The world’s energy systems are vast and
complex. They’re also interconnected. Since it’s impossible to experiment on the real
system, simulation software becomes necessary to invest and plan accurately.
Simulation also helps inform the design of regulations that maximise efficiency and
minimise environmental impacts.
Escient is a creative digital consultancy that helps their clients across all industry
sectors deal with four key organisational challenges: Dealing with change, becoming
more human, delivering on their purpose, and navigating complexity. These four pillars
represent the top-level challenges that Escient believe most organisations will face in
Fivecast is a world-leading provider of digital intelligence solutions that enable the
world’s most important public and private organisations to explore masses of data,
uncovering actionable insights that are critical to protecting global communities.
Purpose-built to address the highest priority use cases for their customers in the
national security, law enforcement and defence markets in Australia and the United
States, Fivecast deploys advanced data collection and AI-enabled analytics to solve the
most complex intelligence challenges. Fivecast is currently being used around the world
for counter terrorism, POI monitoring, extremist threats, cross-border crime, insider
threat detection, gang violence, trafficking, fraud detection, event security and more.
Foxie Games creates innovative ways for young players to connect with their passions
and hobbies through mobile games. They build virtual experiences themed around the
passions of their audience, through interactive worlds players can immerse themselves
in. The virtual environments provide not only entertainment, but a platform allowing
connection with other players, an environment to explore a fantasy life, to build teams
and compete against one another, and place to develop their creativity. Foxie Games
has entertained over 30 million players in its four years of operation.
NDE Solutions offers non-destructive inspection and examination services, enabling
clients to avoid asset failure resulting in harmful or fatal injuries, substantial financial
costs and detrimental impacts to the environment. NDE Solutions utilises digital
technologies and provides a fully integrated approach that provides clients with real-
time solutions, providing cost efficiencies as well as early detection that may prevent
major shutdowns. NDE Solutions are working with manufacturers to identify ways in
which non-destructive technology (NDT) can be incorporated as a real-time solution
during the manufacturing process, utilising robotics, automation, machine learning and
collaboration to provide their clients with a cost-efficient solution.
Nuago is an IT solutions integrator helping South Australian organisations to take their
technology to the next level. With offerings including cyber security, public cloud and
private cloud, mobility, networking and Microsoft technologies, Nuago works with their
clients to create future-ready digital pathways that transform the way they do
business. Nuago’s target customers are South Australian organisations with a
progressive focus on growth and operational maturity.
Resonate provides acoustic (noise and vibration), electro-magnetic field (EMF), air quality and lighting – measurement, assessment, troubleshooting and design services. Services are provided to the transport, buildings, power generation, mining, waste and environment sectors, helping engineers, consultants, government, companies, education bodies, builders, contractors and lawyers with their concerns. Ping Services provides “software as a service” globally in the same disciplines.
Seed Terminator is a simple mechanical attachment to a combine harvester that
terminates weed seeds before they become weeds, solving problems for broad acre
crop farmers who are fighting to control weeds due to herbicide resistance. Combine
harvestors pick up weed seeds when harvesting only to spread them out the back again.
Seed Terminator stops this. The Seed Terminator also devitalizes “volunteer” grain, by
stopping crop contamination as you rotate crops between, for example, wheat and
Southern Design Group
Southern Design Group is an Australian-owned family wholesale supplier of
architectural hardware products. Southern Design Group has built a unique portfolio of
architectural product brands, which continues to grow across Australasia, supported by
an excellent sales and distribution network spanning the Australasian region. Their
current brands focus on premium architectural door hardware, mid-tier design-led
collections, and restoration hardware and fixtures. Southern Design Group’s brand
architecture has been strategically formulated to provide architectural hardware
solutions for premium architectural projects through to DIY renovations.
James DiLiberto – CEO, AZZO
Awarded an Australian Centre for Business Growth | UniSA scholarship
L-R Jana Matthews, Australian Centre for Business Growth and Hon. Andrea Michaels, Minister for Small and Family Business, presenting James DiLiberto, with his scholarship.
Kimal Singh – MD, NDE Solutions
Awarded an Australian Centre for Business Growth | UniSA scholarship
Ryan Williams, Australian Centre for Business Growth and Nikki Becker, Director of Small Business, SA Government, presenting Kimal Singh with his scholarship.
Emily Bradley – Co-CEO, Southern Design Group
Awarded The CEO Institute scholarship
Jason Ruth (R), Director of Business Development, People and Culture, accepting The CEO Institute Scholarship on behalf of Emily Bradley from Paul Preiss.
Douglas Bolzon – CEO, Dominant
Awarded the South Australian Leaders scholarship
Natasha Malani (L), presenting the SA Leaders Scholarship to Douglas Bolzon.
Hall of Fame
Ulrike Klein (AO)
2022 Hall of Fame inductee
Congratulations to Ulrike Klein AO. Our fifth inductee into the Impact Awards Hall of Fame, awarded for making a profound impact on South Australia’s economy and global markets. Achieved with outstanding innovation, ambition and determination.
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