CAP-XX and Catapult Sports are using nanotechnology and microtechnology in their processes and production. CAP-XX uses nanotechnology in manufacturing their supercapacitors, devices that have high energy density and the world’s highest power density.
CAP-XX used the Federal Government’s Enterprise Connect – Researchers in Business (RIB) Grant program, which supports the placement of researchers from universities or public research agencies into businesses, to help develop and implement a new idea with commercial potential.
Catapult Sports designs and manufactures wearable athlete tracking. The advanced tracking devices and web-based software and sensor technology are used by Australian and global elite sporting teams to measure players' performance. To achieve precise measurement, many of the components use microtechnology.
According to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) website, products containing engineered nanomaterials (EN) are already available in the market including:
- stain resistant and wrinkle-free textiles
- paints and varinishes