Our Residents

Anditi - Founder: Peter Jamieson

Anditi is a technology company born out of the determination to use data in a smarter way, to create a sustainable future. Their ground breaking technology helps people work smarter by more accurately understanding physical places in 3D from their desktops. From single properties, to whole cities, to huge stretches of road.

For example, Anditi provides councils and government agencies with vegetation and building inventories. They provide infrastructure companies with in-depth understanding of the state of their road and rail networks. They also provide operators within the property and solar industries with site specific information about places of interest, such as landform, vegetation shading and solar potential.

As a proud member of Eighteen04, the Anditi team works closely with their peers, Newcastle City Council and Lake Macquarie City Council to help roll out their Smart Cities / Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.


SwitchDin - Founder: Dr Andrew Mears

Rooftop solar electricity and battery storage is complex and new technologies are re-shaping the market. SwitchDin simplifies the solar ecology by being the only multi-vendor data integration system for the monitoring and control of major solar and battery systems.

The SwitchDin subscription software service helps solar installers, electricity retailers and facility managers deliver improved energy services to their users, and makes solar and batteries visible to utilities. SwitchDin is early stage with beta customers and a growing partner network.


Newie Ventures - Founders: Heath Raftery & Anne-Laure Peaucelle

Did you know an average of 30% of congested downtown traffic is just people looking for a car park? Does this make you feel uncomfortable, frustrated, even angry? Our vehicles of autonomy are quickly becoming vehicles of burden. There’s a better way, and NewieVentures is working on making it a reality. We create Smart Solutions for Smart Cities, that take the pain out of parking.


Solpod - Alex Hagan

Solpod was founded in 2017 by a team of experienced solar executives, members of whom previously founded one of Australia’s largest rooftop solar businesses and have developed over $200 million of utility solar projects. The team recognised a gap in the market where standard solar was not meeting the needs of the commercial and industrial property sector. While the economics of solar can be strong, this may involve taking a 15+year view on the asset, which is appropriate for solar technology but not necessarily the site or owner, who may want to redevelop the site or change the roof sheet in that time. Standard solar cannot be economically removed during the asset life, as the cost of labor to remove it is higher than the value of the used kit.


Orata - Founder: Luke Mahony

Orata° has utilised ancient thermal mass principles, bolstered by modern science and technology, to develop a product that out performs any existing heating and cooling system. Until now, heating and cooling your home was constrained to the time of day when electricity is at its most expensive, renewable energy was not available and when heat pumps were inefficient. Orata° technology allows you to time shift heating and cooling to take advantage of cheap or free energy.  Orata° turns a heat pump into an energy multiplier and utilises weather forecasts to put you in control of your energy consumption.

Orata is the harmonious at home feeling that welcomes you as you enter. Orata is a continual, even and easy year round temperature. Being Orata means an increase in productivity and better respiratory health. Experiencing Orata means a decrease in bacterial growth, air borne allergens and humidity. Living Orata means zero running costs and zero emissions. Sounds perfect right? It is.


Past Residents 

Our past residents are an important part of the CleanTech + SmartCity community fabric in our region.

Fernlawn Environmental - David Puxty

Fernlawn Environmental is dedicated to improving the waste industry. We are achieving that by launching two companies, BinShare and BinCompare as well as stocking SmartBin sensors.

BinShare is an online marketplace for the spare bin space that is wasted each week in our towns and cities. BinShare provides a cash payment to the owner of the bin and a cost and time saving for residents and businesses using the bins.

BinCompare is a waste brokering business that provides great value waste services with a focus on decreasing waste to landfill.


OmniCarbon - Mark Macfarlane

OmniCarbon provides the tools to decarbonise global business by providing business profitable pathways to a low carbon future.


Granite Power Limited - Sean McCracken

Granite Power produces electricity from waste heat sources such as refineries, large diesel generators and ship propulsion systems. We also have an active interest in heat sources from solar thermal and geothermal, and have built the world’s first solar thermal supercritical (Organic) Rankine cycle (6 months before CSIRO).


Batrium - Jaron Ware
Batrium supplies a range of low-cost, next generation, proven Battery Management Systems that will work for all high-power lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries (also called LFP batteries) commonly used in a range of Electric Vehicle (and other) applications. They are highly configurable in both hardware and software, allowing battery systems ranging from a few cells up to hundreds of cells. The modular nature allows systems to easily expand with your needs, reconfiguring as required.

Rapid Phenotyping - Founders: Dr Antony Martin & Dr Jamie Flynn & Dr William Palmer 

Instance Chemical Characterisation of your crop. Interested? Look no further. Rapid Phenotyping have developed an onsite/instantaneous compositional monitoring of agricultural products that will aid early prediction of optimal harvest times, or determine irrigation, fertiliser and herbicide regimes and much more. We build mobile devices that put the power of a laboratory into the palm of your hand. 

One of many examples are to allow vineyard owners to determine a perfect irrigation strategy for an optimal crop yield (even in drought).  Wouldn’t it be great if your vineyard could tell you exactly how much water it needs? Then you could easily personalise your irrigation system to suit your vines in any environmental condition. Rain, hail or drought. That’s why you need one of Rapid Phenotyping products. With their compositional monitoring technology, you can instantly gain access to the variables you need to optimally schedule your irrigation system to the conditions at hand.


Interested in becoming a resident?

We're currently recruiting new residents for our co-working space, on either a full or part-time basis. Check out our CoWorking facility rates and if you're interested, contact us. Resident applications are screened by the board of Eighteen04 to make sure we get a compelling, optimised mix of residents + ventures.