25 of the Sunshine Coast’s most innovative businesses

by Sunshine Coast Daily

SOME are using ground-breaking technology on projects across the world while others are creating something as simple as t-shirts with important messages on them.

But every one of these 25 Sunshine Coast businesses is proving that innovation is the key to success.

1. ADVANCED AQUARIUM TECHNOLOGIES

THE builder of giant aquariums is based in Kunda Park but does more than 90 per cent of its business overseas and has created some of the world’s most recognised and loved public aquariums and oceanariums.

AAT projects can be found in China, Lithuania, Turkey, Singapore, Denmark, Hong Kong and Macau as well as on the Sunshine Coast where the company undertook major works on the aquarium at SeaLife Mooloolaba.

In the Chinese province of Chengdu, it was contracted to build a $50 million aquarium in the heart of what will be one of the country’s largest shopping malls and it was last year hired to design and build a $20 million public aquarium in the Middle East.

The company has grown from a handful of staff to more than 80 located around the globe on various projects.

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