Astute Nanotechnology is the commercialisation company for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials. Astute has identified clean energy, the environment and health care industries as areas where nanostructured materials will have significant impacts.
Astute’s commercialisation in health care is focused on drug delivery, biomaterials for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications and tissue repair. In the clean energy production area it is focused on gas to liquid conversion, hydrogen production, fuel cells, and high energy density batteries. Astute’s environmental commercialisation is concentrated on photocatalytic reduction of pollutants, economic removal and recovery of organic vapours, greenhouse gas reduction and utilisation.