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Commercialising innovation

Wall-climbing robots, technology controlled by thought, 360-degree view cameras - it all sounds like it could be kit from James Bond's bag. In fact, they're innovations being commercialised by small Kiwi businesses. It's one thing to have an idea; it's quite another to package it up and sell it. Commercialising innovation is a notoriously [...]

Firm climbs towards profit

Christchurch start-up Invert Robotics will turn a profit in June, chief executive James Robertson forecasts. Start-ups are usually vague or hopeful on this issue, but Robertson states it with conviction. The company has come a long way since May, when he couldn't say for sure when it would be profitable. The firm, spun out [...]

Champion award for UC-born robot company

UC-born company Invert Robotics has won the champion producer - manufacturer small enterprise trophy at the annual Champion Canterbury Business Awards. Invert Robotics CEO James Robertson and one of Invert Robotics wall-climbing robots University of Canterbury-born company Invert Robotics has won the champion producer – manufacturer small enterprise trophy at the annual Champion Canterbury Business [...]

Invert Robotics wins Government SME competition

Christchurch company Invert Robotics has been recognised by the Government for its innovative work and business plan in the start-up space. Invert Robotics was today announced as the winner of Business.govt.nz's ''flying start business plan'' competition. Minister for Small Business John Banks congratulated the company for creating a world leading inspection solution for dairy factories [...]

Wall-climbing robot brings in revenue

Award-winning Christchurch start-up company Invert Robotics has begun earning revenue from its wall-climbing robot. Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr and Invert Robotics chief executive James Robertson Award-winning Christchurch start-up company Invert Robotics has begun earning revenue from its wall-climbing robot. The world-class tech company has inspected Westland Dairy’s tall milk powder drying vats in its [...]

Invert Robotics Wins Government Hi-Tech Start- up Award

Invert Robotics picked up the Ministry of Science & Innovation Start- up Award at last nights 2012 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. Invert Robotics designs, builds and operates remote- controlled wall-climbing robots that can carry out precise tasks in risky environments. The company was formed to commercialise developments in remote robotic inspection technology at Canterbury University and has [...]

Start-up climbing walls to success

For Christchurch start-up Invert Robotics climbing the walls is a measure of its success. The innovative tech company makes climbing robots for inspecting industrial facilities, like milk tanks at dairy processing plants, and is one of four Christchurch start-ups named as finalists in the 2012 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards. Invert Robotics, ArcActive, BIMStop and [...]