We're super stoked (and humbled) to have been recognised for our work.

DataHub Open Call 2021 Winner

July 2021

Bochum, Germany

Property damages caused by former mining activities are still common in the Ruhr area of Germany despite all prevention efforts. Our Orbica Europe team worked hard to develop a spatial-temporal model predicting the expected claims and compensation costs for RAG Aktiengesellschaft. We are super excited about winning this competition and being recognised by DataHub Ruhr.


Westpac Champion Business Awards

18 September 2019

Christchurch, New Zealand

Orbica was absolutely privileged to be named as a top-three finalist in the Westpac Champion Business Awards in the Emerging Company category. It was humbling to see our crew up on the big screen competing with some really big names doing super cool things in business. We had a whole team of Orbicans at the event and it was amazing to celebrate with other Canterbury home-grown businesses.

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Beyond Conventions - Emschergenossenschaft Stormwater Management Challenge

February 2019

Essen, Germany

Orbica Europe Director Peter Rose and Tijs Inghelbrecht worked hard with the Christchurch Orbicrew to design a workforce management platform, digital/mobile data collection forms and a centralised dashboard for situational awareness to solve Emschergenossenschaft's stormwater management challenge at Beyond Conventions. Emschergenossenschaft liked it and they won!


TIN Early Stage Company

23 October 2018

Auckland, New Zealand

Orbica was listed in the top 10 early stage companies for the Technology Investment Report 2018. The report states that "Orbica is revolutionising the field of location data in New Zealand and around the world, providing its clients with innovative geospatial analysis, real-time data visualisation and artificial intelligence solutions." Thanks, TIN!

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New Zealand Spatial Excellence Award: Export & Innovation

17 October 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

We were absolutely thrilled to win the NZSEA for Export & Innovation. Our award submission was based on the work that we did for Environment Canterbury to create an interactive rates' tool using multiple opensource technologies.

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New Zealand Spatial Excellence Award: Technical excellence

17 October 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

Two wins on one night - we were astounded! We put a lot of investment and work into our GeoAI research - the merging of geospatial technology and artificial intelligence to automate the extraction and classification of features of the Earth's surface. A very proud moment for the whole Orbica team.

Nzsea Awards

Deloitte Rising Star - One to Watch

25 September 2018

Christchurch, New Zealand

It was a real honour to be chosen as a regional Deloitte Rising Star - One to Watch at the Deloitte Fast 50 event. Orbica's fast and sustainable growth, along with solid and robust financial strategy, placed us amongst some really good companies with amazing ideas who are growing great organisations in our area. We love being a part of Christchurch's tech ecosphere!

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NZ Space Challenge - regional finalist

17 May 2018

Christchurch, New Zealand

Orbica and JIX Limited teamed up to design an innovative solution to navigate some of outer space's trickiest pitfalls using an augmented reality system. The testbed is Antarctica - dodging icebergs, deep crevasses, icy ravines and unstable ice floats. We tested the navigation system through a holograph projected onto Orbica's kitchen table - that's Kiwi innovation for you ;)

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Beyond Conventions: thyssenkrupp Drone Analytics and People's Choice Award

21 February 2018

Essen, Germany

Orbica beat 220 start-ups from around the world with its pitch to automate build progress reporting through GeoAI. We proposed to use drones to gather 360-degree imaging of building sites, then to create point cloud models from those images that we could use geospatial technology and artificial intelligence with to determine built features. This led to our very first job in Europe, with thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

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