Deckhand ( is an innovative South Australian inspired and developed start-up commercialising a technology platform that will transform how the fishing industry undertakes regulatory compliance reporting and business management. 

With proof-of-concept already demonstrated, Deckhand has sought and successfully won a $145,000 grant from Tech-in-SA to further develop, demonstrate and commercialise the product across all the State’s commercial fisheries. 

Colby Industries helped Deckhand to prepare the winning grant application. This included meeting with Tech-in-SA and industry stakeholders, shaping the grant strategy, market and pricing research, business model building, reviewing the project plan and budget, financial analysis to model future P/L, BS and cash flows, writing a supporting project plan, and compiling the grant application submission.