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Tectonus

A future more resilient.

Sector: Deep-tech

Invested: June 2020

Co-investors:

UniServices
K1W1
Lindsay Investments
Angel HQ
Nelson Angels
Pierre Quenneville (Founder)

www.tectonus.com

Tectonus believes in saving lives and livelihoods. Their unique technology helps buildings withstand multiple earthquake events with minimal disruption to owners and occupants - going beyond the 'life safety' standard specified in the engineering code. 

Tectonus is a university spin-out (University of Auckland) and Velocity challenge winner that was founded by Professor Pierre Quenneville in 2015 in the wake of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake tragedy. He and his team have a desire to better protect people, places and businesses from this type of damage. They envision truly resilient cities by significantly improving the performance of earthquake-prone buildings. 

Tectonus provides a cost-effective system that doesn’t require repair or replacement following a seismic event. With two commercialised categories to date (structural devices and storage tanks devices); serving commercial buildings and liquid storage tank markets, Tectonus solutions have been implemented in greenfield projects including the likes of Nelson Airport, Lincoln University, Oxford Terrace, Hutt Valley Health Hub, Cathedral College and Fast + Epp HQ building in Vancouver, with more projects yet to be deployed.

 

Accolades:

  • Hi-tech Awards 2020 – Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product Award finalist
  • Hi-tech Awards 2020 – Most Innovative Deep Tech Solution Award finalist
  • Kiwinet Awards 2020 – Baldwins Researcher Entrepreneur Award finalist: Professor Pierre Quenneville and Dr Pouyan Zarnani
  • 2020 Westpac Business Awards Excellence in Innovation finalist 
  • 2019 ANZLF Trans-tasman Innovation & Growth Awards winner 
  • Hi-tech Awards 2019 – Hi-tech Start-up Company of the Year finalist
  • 2018 Westpac Business Awards Excellence in Innovation finalist 
  • 2017 NZ Innovation Awards finalist - Innovation in Design & Engineering 

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