IoT pioneer Morse Micro gains big from NSW government support for Tech Central

IoT pioneer Morse Micro gains big from NSW government support for Tech Central
Internet of Things deep tech company Morse Micro is backed by the New South Wales Government to expand its work towards revolutionary long-range, low-energy Wi-Fi at Tech Central in Sydney as part of the program JobsPlus.

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Stuart Ayres said today at Investment NSW’s Tech Central Summit 2022 that as the birthplace of Wi-Fi, Sydney was the natural home to take the technology to the next level.

Morse Micro has grown its team to over 120 people from 33 countries in just six years, including one of the original Wi-Fi pioneers, Professor Neil Weste, and is now Australia’s largest semiconductor employer.

“The Sydney-based Morse Micro team is made up of world-class engineers who have developed much of the technology we use every day in our smartphones, laptops and connected devices,” said Ayres.

“We are excited to be able to support the team in developing their new HaLow technology through the Jobs Plus Program, to bring even more innovation to Tech Central.”

The company has been approved to proceed with its application for infrastructure and training reimbursements, as well as payroll tax exemptions, subject to the completion of a formal agreement with the NSW Government.

Morse Micro will use that support to expand its office space in Surry Hills and recruit a new R&D team, creating new jobs for system architects, chip designers and firmware engineers. The company’s graduate program will also bring new talent to Tech Central every six months.

Morse Micro CEO and co-founder Michael De Nil said the assistance will fuel the revolution of Wi-Fi and IoT applications.

“By 2030, there will be 125 billion IoT devices in the world and this growth is driving us to rethink Wi-Fi and connectivity. By changing the status quo of our current Wi-Fi protocols, we are pushing the boundaries of our digital future, driving transformation and improving connectivity around the world,” he said.

“We are proud to be part of the Tech Central district, contributing to a dynamic and vibrant community of like-minded yet diverse startups.”

UTS leads the way in cybersecurity

The Jobs Plus Program will also support the UTS Vault, a purpose-built, Department of Defense-compliant facility unique to New South Wales, which enables collaboration between private sector tenants and a public university to advance the research and commercialization of world-leading cyber security and defense technology.

UTS will use the infrastructure rebates to build the Vault, creating 30 direct jobs and supporting more than 80 indirect jobs by June 2024.

Science, Innovation and Technology Minister Alister Henskens said Tech Central will also house a first-of-its-kind secure collaborative research and innovation facility at UTS to fuel the growth of the state’s cybersecurity industry and the Vault will help progress the NSW Government’s 2021. Cybersecurity strategy.

“The Vault will help further establish NSW and Tech Central as the place where industry, from start-ups to major multinationals, can access critical infrastructure to expand their businesses, create jobs and solve real-world problems,” said.

UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Parfitt said UTS Vault will help NSW build a pipeline of highly-skilled workers for the technology and innovation industry by providing world-leading cybersecurity education and hands-on experience for students from undergraduate and graduate, industry employees. looking for retraining and new businesses,

Minister Ayres also announced the first recipients of the government’s Tech Central Scaleup hosting rebate: men’s health platform Mosh, fintech business MASTT, short-term loan provider Fundo, real-time payment platform Zepto Payments and built environment scheduling app Veyor moving to the district.

“Since announcing our $11 million investment to support the expansions with rental and retrofit rebates, we’ve received tremendous interest from businesses interested in locating within Tech Central, and we hope they’ll join soon,” he said.

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