Up to $250,000 is available through the Ignite Ideas Fund to support startups and SMEs to commercialise market ready innovative ideas.
Ignite Ideas Fund
The Ignite Ideas Fund aims to support the development of new or improved products, processes or services to secure investment, launch into global markets and grow business.
Advance Queensland focuses on growing the economy and creating jobs. This includes investing in innovation in order to attract and retain the best and brightest minds, build Queensland’s reputation and capacity to deliver new products and services for Queenslanders, and establish new industries that will provide jobs for the future
The Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund has been co-designed with industry to give targeted support to emerging industries, startups and small businesses. The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist in accelerating the commercialisation of innovative Queensland ideas into market-ready products and services.
Ignite Ideas Fund Objectives
The Ignite Ideas Fund aims to support startups and small to medium Queensland businesses to commercialise market ready innovative ideas that:
- generate jobs today and in the future
- enhance innovation and skilled job opportunities across regional Queensland
- help Queensland businesses compete in global markets
- grow Queensland’s reputation
Ignite Ideas Fund grants of up to $250,000 (excluding GST) are available to support activities that prove your idea will work or assist with identifying a market or investor for your product, process or service.
The Ignite Ideas Fund comprises two tiers:
Ignite Ideas Fund Tier One:
Ignite Ideas Fund applicants can apply for up to $100,000 (excluding GST) per project which may be used to fund from 60 to 100 per cent of total eligible project costs depending on the size of your organisation
Tier One Ignite Ideas Fund project activities must be completed within 12 months.
Ignite Ideas Fund Tier Two:
Ignite Ideas Fund applicants can apply for $100,000 up to $250,000 (excluding GST) per project which may be used to fund up to 50 per cent of total eligible project costs.
Tier Two Ignite Ideas Fund project activities must be completed within 24 months
Ignite Ideas Fund – Eligible Projects
The Ignite Ideas Fund project must:
- commence within 90 days after the Queensland Government signs the application approval
- be completed within the agreed project timeframe
- have a distinct set of activities, with aims and outcomes achievable within set timeframes
Eligible Ignite Ideas Fund activities are those that will assist the applicant to prove that their commercialisation strategy will work. The following are examples of eligible activities:
Proof of market
- testing market response or demand
- attendance at trade delegations/trade shows as an exhibitor specific customer/investor engagement activities
- travel to engage with potential investors or major customers
- market research
- minor product or service design modifications in response to market requirements.
- intellectual property protection including research and securing a provisional patent.
- investigation of production and assembly options
- access to specialist equipment and facilities.
Proof of product, process or service
- field tests
- specialist testing and/or demonstration to provide proof of technical feasibility
- intellectual property protection including research and securing a provisional patent.
- investigation of production and assembly options
- access to specialist equipment and facilities.
Ignite Ideas Fund – Eligible Applicants
To be eligible for Ignite Ideas Fund, organisations must be a Queensland based organisation and meet the following requirements:
- be a Queensland registered and based business that is undertaking the project
- have less than 200 full time equivalent staff
- be registered for GST (at time of application)
- have a Queensland developed and owned (or rights assigned) highly innovative (new) product, process or service which is at, or beyond, minimum viable product or market ready stage
- have a clearly defined project that has the potential to achieve high growth for the business and benefit Queensland’s economy
- provide clear evidence of business skills and financial capacity to successfully deliver the project
- provide clear evidence of demand or support from identified customers, industry partners, and/or investors.
In addition to the above, Ignite Ideas Fund applicants for Tier Two funding must:
- have been trading for two years or more
- provide accountant prepared financial statements (including a profit and loss statement and balance sheet) for the previous two financial years.
How to get the Ignite Ideas Fund Grant Round 5
To maximise your chance of getting the Ignite Ideas Fund, you will need to demonstrate:
- your product is innovative, unique and new
- your product addresses a significant market need
- you have a sound understanding of the market and competitors
- you have clear evidence of demand from potential customer
- you have letters of support from industry partners and investors
- your project is well planned and feasible (supply a project budget schedule)
- you can commercialise the product within a short timeframe
- you have available resources (personnel and funding) to carry out the project
- you have identified the key project risks and have provided risk mitigation strategies
- you have a strong background of prior successfully completed projects
- you have access to a strong management team to successfully complete the project
- how the State of Queensland and regions will benefit from the project
- the project will have increased employment and protects existing jobs
- has export market potential
Applications for round 4 closed on 9 May 2018.
Contact us to to discuss your Round 5 application.
The information below is provided as guide only and may not reflect the actual grant information. Please check with the source for current guidelines and applications.
Ignite Ideas Fund – Round 1 Recipients
Admedus Vaccines – $250,000
Trialling a therapeutic HPV vaccine in a Phase Ib, randomised, double-blinded, placebo controlled, escalating dose study to assess the safety, tolerability, immunogenicity and exploratory efficacy of the vaccine in women with chronic pre-cancerous Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia.
Agalytics – $100,000
Commercialise a smartphone enabled sensor that allows farmers to quickly and easily measure the soil nutrients, at a fraction of the cost of laboratory testing, with results in minutes, not weeks.
Alsonex – $100,000
Progress a new anti-inflammatory drug candidate towards clinical trials for Motor Neuron Disease.
Apunga – $100,000
Develop tools and processes to streamline customer onboarding to Apunga, a cloud-based horticultural farm management solution.
Arthritis Relief Plus Limited – $93,500
Support the global market positioning of 4jointz®, a unique patented and clinically tested over the counter topical cream for osteoarthritis, joint pain and some other degenerative joint conditions providing a safe, remarkably effective option combining nature with robust science.
Atmail – $100,000
Assist with the commercialisation of Atmail’s object-storage technology for the US and Japanese markets.
Axis Energy Group – $100,000
Optimisation of a proprietary wind energy technology using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling for improved wind energy harnessing.
Bayro No.1 – $250,000
Commercialisation of a world first feeding device for people worldwide who have trouble swallowing.
Brisbane Materials Technology – $100,000
Commercialisation of a new LED manufacturing materials that would increase efficiency and lifetime of LED allowing LED to produce more light, use less energy and last longer.
Coral Sunscreen – $250,000
Commercialisation of a world first UV filter technology that mimics the corals natural sun protection mechanism.
Didgigo Marketing – $100,700
Conduct market validation for Didgigo, an online B2B and B2C business marketing tool that allows users to create hihgly creative and content rich personalised proposals that saves time and increases conversion.
Dingo Energy – $97,000
Conduct market and field testing for Dingo’s new diversified cloud-based visual inspection app and service for asset based industries.
Elevare Energy – $250,000
Commercialisation of Elevare Energy’s Smart batteries, controlled by sophisticated and intelligence software to reduce peak demand charges in commercial buildings.
Ellume – $250,000
Conduct clinical trial for Respirio Flu Test (RFT), a non-invasive rapid influenza test for the detection of Flu A and B.
Enviromist – $100,000
Conduct field testing for dust suppression system for stockpile discharge conveyors.
Field Orthopaedics – $100,000
Conduct pre-clinical trial for Field Orthopaedics’s magnetic total wrist replacement.
Futureprofit – $128,175
Conduct market trials for Evorce, an end to end, virtual mediation for couples to seek seperation agreement.
Go1 – $178,000
Market and user testing of a new native mobile application for GO1 online training platform with offline content caching capability.
Hypometer Technologies – $98,900
Commercialisation of Hypometer Techologies platforms for big data analysis in social media and sporting data, which use academic research and machine learning to generate descriptive and predictive metrics of activity and performance.
Immersive Robotics – $100,000
Refine and develop a wireless virtual reality technology with a view to creating a beta prototype to demonstrate to key industry leaders such as Facebook and HTC.
Impact Building Systems – $100,000
Field trials for low cost solar thermal collector.
Innovation Overload – $100,000
Technical validation for ROVER (Romotely Operated Variable Effort Rotator), a crane load management system that allows a higher degree of rotational control.
J.T Lawson & G.R Wickham – $99,667.50
Commercialisation of an ATV angle alarm, an audible alarm which is activated when an ATV approaches its maximum tipping angle.
Kahest – $91,000
Refine and market an innovative, reliable anchor retrieval system for small boats and light commercial vessels.
Magnetica – $250,000
Develop commercial manufacturing for innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sub-systems used in pre-clinical and clinical MRI system applications to meet market demand.
Magnix Technologies – $125,000
Development of a high efficiency superconducting generator capable of producing high currents at low voltages suited to hydrogen fuel production and other current-intensive processes.
Natural Evolution – $250,000
Optimise production of the Natural Evolution product range, which is largely based on the healthy, gluten-free properties of locally grown, green, Lady Finger and Cavendish bananas to meet global market demand.
Opmantek – $250,000
Market and field testing for Opmantek’s new ReportIoT platform specialised in IoT management/ tracking and BYoD compliance for businesses.
Osler Technology – $100,000
Launch Osler, an online platform to track, improve and assess clinical competencies of healthcare professionals, enabling them to extend their scope of practice and optimising patient outcomes.
Parsons, Bradley Evan – $100,000
Develop and implement FitMachine®, an innovative sensor solution for monitoring equipment health of industrial rotating machinery, in the similar way that a Fitbit™ helps individuals to monitor their personal fitness. FitMachine uses a custom built sensor, gateway, machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms. FitMachine can predict machine failures and thereby help reduce maintenance budgets by up to 50%.
Pimovation – $100,000
Commercialisation for Grapple, a front-end planning software to help project managers plan and document their projects more accurately and easily.
Redeye Apps – $250,000
Commercialisation of RedEye’s new workforce mobility app—RedEyeWFM that allows businesses to manage creation, scheduling and analysis of jobs completed anywhere, on any device.
Roubler Australia – $99,144
Develop an end-to-end mobile solution that gives employers flexible management of employment lifecycle from recruitment to payroll and everything in between, by utilising algorithms and global data analytics that offer exceptional improvements.
Strategik – $99,000
Complete and launch Strategik 365, a software as a service, business productivity extension for Microsoft Office 365 that helps businesses to leverage their existing Office 365 investment to reduce costs, increase agility and power innovation.
Surgical Performance – $100,000
Expand existing functionality of the surgeon score card—a software application developed by surgeons for surgeons to help improve patients’ clinical outcome.
Synergy Eight – $250,000
Commercialisation of Synergy 8, digital marketing software through improvements to product, documentation, and customer onboarding processes.
The Trustee For The Stjepanovic Family Trust – $100,000
Expand Gruntify, a real-time data capture, analytics and job allocation system into a market-ready state.
V2i – $250,000
Develop and commercialise the V2i realtime platform software to transform the manner in which the property development sector achieves outcomes through a common visual language and interactive representation of complex site information, with a range of innovative design and data analytics tools that reduce overall project lifecycle costs, cut red tape, and revolutionise the stakeholder consultation and communication processes.
Wedding Village – $97,800
Commercialisation of Veilability, a localised, visual search engine for wedding venue service.
Ignite Ideas Fund – Round 2 Recipients
Adative – $99,710
The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist commercialisation of SwimAR- heads up display goggles, providing swimmers with unprecedented access to their training data.
Affinity.Me – $100,000
Affinity.Me is an innovative mobile app startup being developed in Queensland. It sets out to solve the increasingly large problem of loneliness, social disconnection and associated mental health issues by using innovative and scientifically rigorous combination of psychometrics and machine learning to help people make valuable, meaningful and positive connections with others in a way that has not been done before.
Agile Sensing – $98,280
The Hay Guard is a revolutionary Australian system to combat the degradation and spontaneous combustion of stored hay. Hay is a $2b industry in Australia, and critical to other agriculture industries such as dairy and cattle and unfortunately suffers from spontaneous heating due to the presence of moisture, microbes and sugar in the hay. The Hay Guard provides a modern, reliable and cost effective solution for the real time monitoring of hay conditions, throughout the entire stack.
Alkira Software – $99,800
In a world taken for granted by those who can see, technology relied upon to perform every day basic and essential tasks, excludes the blind and vision impaired (BVI). By design and functionality technology excludes BVI from participating meaningfully in society, operating autonomously, independently and with dignity. Alkira Software is assistive technology redefining BVI interaction and work in today’s world with an integrated intuitive series of interpretive, translational tools.
Allaro Homes Cairns – $99,390
Bim Bam, a Revit Architecture Plug In for Architects and Building Designers giving instant Virtual Reality, Project Estimate Pricing and 3D object browsing functionality. Using the Oculus Rift VR Goggles, designers and clients can visualise their construction projects, get estimate pricing to see potential costs and have access to 3D objects like furniture and plants to really understand what the project will look like as a finished product.
Amblyoptica – $100,000
Imagine not being able to engage in activities where depth perception is essential. This is the fate of 3-5% of people who develop amblyopia (Lazy Eye) as a child. Children can be treated with conventional “patching” of the good eye, but ~60% carry amblyopia into adult life! Amblyoptica has developed a medical device to treat amblyopia in children and adults. The funding will help conduct critical clinical trial to facilitate the ongoing development and commercialisation of this device.
Assured IT – $245,500
Commercialise a next generation Virtual Reality platform. This platform produces to cues for the entire motion sensory system and delivers a truly immersive and believable experience.
Aussie Batteries and Solar – $250,000
The Giant Power product is a simple, robust and transportable off-grid power module, providing a reliable clean-energy solution to remote off-grid communities. The product includes an exclusive, globally-deployable active energy managemen tsystem. The unique product is able to service communities and markets that were previously geographically impossible
Australian Gulf Seafoods – $96,959.43
The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist to establish export markets for the highly prized Gulf of Carpentaria Mud Crabs.
Avmin – $74,340.00
Jetbidders is a unique technology platform allowing for charter flight quote requests to be automatically converted into “mini-tenders”. Suppliers get full access to charter requests while clients get easy access to a full pool of airlines in a given region. This drives competition and value to customers while providing all suppliers with equal opportunity to win each piece of work.
Bio Consultancy – $100,000
Bio Consultancy Pty Ltd is a biotechnology company located in Brisbane, specialising in natural marine collagen biomaterial for regenerative medicine. There has been a decline is the use of bovine and porcine collagen for human clinical use due to risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Bio Consultancy has developed a novel marine collagen biomaterial as an alternative disease-free biomaterial for regenerative medicine.
BiVACOR – $250,000
The BiVACOR total artificial heart is a novel and revolutionary cardiac replacement device aiming to help the growing population with heart failure who are ineligible to receive a donor heart, including women and children. This project aims to refine a reliable wearable patient controller to operate the device to produce a physiologic outflow waveform for prolonged duration up to 10 years without failure.
Black Surveillance – $80,000
VBRT Industries (VBRT) is a startup R&D business specialising in advanced microelectronics. Its world-leading team develops electronics solutions for specialist markets. VBRT will design and manufacture products in Queensland, getting them to market through established networks in UK/Europe, North America and Oceania. Its initial product addresses current gaps in these markets. Modular hardware and software designs will enable expansion options to further meet emerging opportunities.
Blast Movement Technologies – $100,000
BMT is at the forefront of the blast movement industry. In order to maintain its position as a pioneer within the blast technology market, BMT is continually undergoing R&D activities in order to streamline and improve its technology products. One such improvement is the incorporation of high precision GPS software into the detector used to locate the blast movement monitoring sensors. This will dramatically increase the rate at which information can be transferred to downstream stakeholders.
BlockGrain – $95,000
Ditterich Agriculture is developing a fully automated agricultural commodity analysis, storage, logistics and trading platform which will help commodity growers increase their margins by reducing their reliance on a middle man. BlockGrain creates exceptional value for growers via our storage and blending system. Our platform is also connecting buyers from all over the world to growers all over Australia, in safe environment to increase market access and exponentially increase exports.
Blue Electronics – $100,000
Blue Electronic’s Precision Locator System allows users to easily determine the position of any bore hole or fence post to an accuracy of +/- 2.5 cm, and guides their machine to the precise position. It can also mark out routes for trench lines or grading tracks. Users simply select the start, finish, grade or number of holes, and press go – the user is then guided to the next hole or grade line. Funding will be used to complete development, undertake feasibility trials and test our target market.
Blue Squirrel Financial Services – $100,000
The Squirrel Biz project is about leveraging Squirrel’s unique knowledge about consumers purchasing intent and building a B2B service. The Squirrel App has a repository of inspirational ideas that people can turn into bucket lists and connect with their bank savings accounts to track progress.
C9 – $97,900
InBoundio is the world’s simplest inbound marketing software targeted towards individuals and small businesses looking to organize their internet marketing efforts as well as marketing or design agencies looking to offer an easy to use white label / reseller service to their clients. InBoundio provides an easy way to accomplish basic online marketing activities (social media posting, landing pages, lead generation, CRM, email marketing) without being over complicated or overpriced.
Cavewire® – $240,000
Cavewire® is an innovative modular software solution that connects manufacturers, retailers and customers online via the cloud. The software virtualises inventory, breaking down local barriers and driving sales for manufacturers and retail outlets. This invaluable sales tool also provides enterprise management features to automate operations, saving costs, time and resources.
Cellarouge – $99,500
Cellarouge is developing a patented world-first Modified Polyphenol Technology for plant extraction, resulting in improved bioavailability and potency.
Cleantech UV International – $85,000
Cleantech UV International, a Gold Coast based company, has developed a scientifically tested and proven process that is able to tackle dangerous known pathogens that exist on hospital and healthcare mattresses, without the use of chemicals. The process uses remUVe – a mattress disinfection device that has acquired TGA ( Therapeutic Goods Administration) approval as a Grade 1 Medical device.
Cobalt Extreme – $100,000
The funding will assist field trials of the CobaltSPIRAL system, a novel system for preventing the premature failure of key water extraction components utilised in Coal Seam Gas (CSG) mining operations. The system prevents the wear that otherwise results from contact between high RPM pumping rods and the dewatering tubes in which they rotate. The system also incorporates a patented advanced warning system which alerts operators at a well head to potentially damaging wear within the down-hole, before it occurs.
Cyclevision – $100,000
The Ignite Ideas Fund helps to refine and commercialise Cyclevision bicycle helmets with integrated forward and rear facing cameras. Both cameras record simultaneously HD vision in a 320 degree ark all events that unfold from ‘in front of’ and ‘from behind’ the cyclist. The rear helmet camera is Wi-Fi active and can be paired to the riders smartphone via a dedicated App so the rider can view in ‘real-time’ all events and happenings that unfold from behind the rider, allowing the cyclist time to take emergency action to avoid a collision
Darling Downs Ice Cream Company – $100,000
The project will help Darling Downs Ice Cream Company (DDICC) positioning the business to capture future business growth opportunities in supplying innovative ice-cream products into both domestic and international functional food markets. DDICC’s research and development team have undertaken extensive developmental work on how to include functional ingredients into ice-cream products, as well as developing innovative techniques for prolonging the shelf-life of an innovative, functional, ice-cream product.
DesignWorks Group – $99,500.00
Sports Performance Analyser is a wearable microsystems sports technology designed to capture quantitative data. It uses various sensor technologies to record data and custom-designed application software to convert the data for analysis.
Desygner – $96,000
The launch and commercialisation of Desygner Branding, which will allow companies to transform anyone, from staff members, to outsourced resources, to partners, to customers, into a brand ambassador by letting them generate branded content, with no risk to their visual identity, with full analysis and control of the disseminated results in the web, social and printed form.
EFTlab – $249,150
Babylon Payment Switch is a flexible payment gateway that can support a range of different devices and interfaces. Devices can include Point Of Sale Terminals, Automatic Teller Machines and self-service kiosks. Interfaces can include communicating with web sites and internet banking applications but generally involve communicating with other switches on the bank side. BP-Switch is also able to interface with the Visa, MasterCard and Amex payment networks.
Eidsvold Siltstone – $56,400
Eidsvold Siltstone is a mining and manufacturing business that extracts blocks of sandstone/siltstone for diamond sawing into tiles, pavers and cladding bricks for upmarket construction projects along the eastern seaboard. Stone waste is used as landscaping pebble for bulk sales in Queensland. This project aims to commercialise the fine talc like powder produced from the diamond sawing and pebble tumbling slurry waste as a metakaolin for the Australian cement industry.
Ellaspede – $99,600
Local business Ellaspede is poised to be the go-to brand for motorcycles. Identifying a need within motorcycling for users to safely modify their vehicles to suit contemporary styles without the need for major fabrication. Ellaspede’s solution is an innovative kit range that provides a locally designed and manufactured solution that is simple, stylish and bolt on. With a global focus, Ellaspede’s goal is to bolster the local economy through advanced manufacturing and skilled labour development.
EMClarity – $208,000
A 10Gbps, 80GHz radio that can transfer data a fibre-like speeds over the air has been developed by EMClarity for a specific niche market and recently modified for the telecom market. This project will demonstrate this world leading product to key customers for integrating it into their forthcoming broadband 5G cellular networks as an alternative and/or back up to fibre where flexibility, speed of installation and cost are major considerations.
Eng Access – $100,000.00
Eng Access provides a new paradigm for the provision of engineering services. A direct connection is provided between clients and engineers, which increases the visibility of skills, availability, and pricing. Eng Access solves the ‘no work’ problem for engineers, and the ‘who to ask’ problem for clients.
Evolving Machine Intelligence – $100,000
Aviation engines are complex artifacts, operating under extreme temperatures and pressures that rapidly make them idiosyncratic and difficult to understand, with consequences for maintenance and risk. This project is a computer simulation-based demonstration of the EMI’s artificial intelligence platform- phi-TEA capabilities on a gas turbine engine, demonstrating that phi-TEA can reconstruct an appropriate, simplified ‘evolved identification’ model from noise-polluted time-series data generated by typical engine sensors.
Fathom Applications – $250,000
The development of project ‘Accelerate’ will provide a whole new way to craft management reports. It’s goal is to accelerate reporting workflows for advisory firms. It will offer value to advisers who are seeking to deliver more frequent and more engaging reporting services. Advisors will be able to craft personalised reports with complete flexibility and design control. It will also provide a streamlined workflow for creating and delivering reports to individual clients or groups of clients.
FX2School – $99,245.20
FX2School is an innovative payment solution for education institutions to receive payments from international students and an easy way for students to make international payments. Hidden fees are elimited by saving money for students, and reducing the administration burden of education providers by making it easy to process international payments.
GPS Innovations – $100,000
The funding will help commercialise Target Zero – a multi-dimensional program and method to improve fleet driver safety and reduce vehicle fleet costs based on existing in-vehicle and web-based reporting solutions as well as to introduce additional
elements including data analytics, qualitative research techniques and driver education.
Grassads – $94,000
Grassads has successfully developed robotic technology for laying down graphic images on large surfaces, principally on sports fields but also in car parks, construction sites and for uses in agriculture. The Ignite Ideas Fund helps to improve the robots efficiencies and mass market production readiness for overseas market compliance.
Huds and Toke – $88,975
The project will help conduct market validation for Huds and Toke’s International Digital expansion objectives using a Digital Solution into the $18 Billion per year Japanese Pet Industry.
ImmersaView – $250,000
ImmersaView will develop a cloud based, video streaming software for a number of vertical markets outside our core market of Defence. The software will be provided via cloud infrastructure with a Software as a Service model.
InLine Orthopaedics – $250,000.00
The project will help conduct hospital audit trials for InLine Orthopaedic’s computerised surgical assistance system for total hip replacement surgery. The required audit operations provide critical data on the surgical outcomes, before commercial launch. The site chosen is KCH in London to access the NHS accreditation system, making it acceptable to Commonwealth and EU nations and respected by the USA.
iVvy – $250,000
iVvy has built the world’s first marketplace for the events industry, allowing event organisers to view live availability, get an accurate price, and make an instant booking. From venues and entertainers to musicians, speakers and caterers – all these suppliers will be able to publish live availability and pricing into iVvy’s marketplace and on their own websites, driving increased business growth, automating business processes creating increased efficiencies and profitability.
KFSU – $71,600
The Ignite Ideas Fund assists to validate market for the the export expansion of KFSU “Phytocel” following
trials from the University of Queensland and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries proving that Phytocel performed extremely well in reducing costs and adding flavour and texture in meat products and baked goods and in particular Gluten free baked goods.
Locatrix Communications – $100,000
Locatrix Communications’ Network-independent IoT Location Project will deliver a cloud-based software solution that provides low-impact (in terms of cost and signalling overhead) location-determination capabilities for any mobile IoT network service provider, irrespective of whether they are using home or roaming wireless network infrastructure. The network-independent IoT location solution allows device location to be monetised as a value-added feature from wireless IoT network providers.
MiCare Global – $100,000
MiCare Global is an Australian based software company specialising in the provision of a single platform management solutions for the care sector: compliance, communication, asset management, learning, HR, finance and administration solution.
Motor Cycle Innovation – $250,000
The project will help refine and validate a patented, totally new and unique motoinnoTS3 steering and suspension system for motorcycles. The TS3 addresses the limitations identified in all previous incarnations of tele-forked and alternate motorcycle steering and suspension..
Myoni Group – $97,592.58
Myoni Group is a Brisbane based, female-run startup providing Australian women with innovative, specially designed, and high quality feminine hygiene solutions and complementary products.
Nexgen Plants – $222,900
Nexgen Plants is a startup company commercialising an approach to dramatically improve the ability to confer virus resistance into economically significant food, fibre, energy, and ornamental crops. Viruses cause more than US$60 billion in crop losses each year.
Using Nexgen’s patented technology, this project aims to provide additional proof of concept data by developing rice crops that are resistant to a common virus or viruses using a non-GM approach.
Next Generation Mobility – $84,518.49
Lighter, stronger, tailored made power wheelchairs, built on the Gold Coast for people all over the world using the latest aerospace materials and manufacturing techniques. As a power wheelchair user for over 20 years the founder of NGM knows what is needed from a chair. With patented suspension and 20 inch drive wheels the wheelchair can take you places you have never been before. Our chair is able to climb twice the angle of any competitor and can be remotely driven by a carer’s smart phone.
Point Duty – $250,000
The aim of the project is to increase functionality Point Duty’s Social Network Analysis by Point Duty (SNAPD) in line with customer and IBM data analytics requirements.
Premier Rock Machinery – $99,700
The project will provide field testing and refinement to Premier Rock machinery’s Sentinel System- a unique and innovative Hazardous Zone Monitoring System for use on and around mobile machinery which industry partners have described as a “game changer”. By mapping the zone in three dimensions, the system can reliably alert pedestrians and machine operators of hazardous zone breaches.
Q G E – $247,228
Ex-online is a web-based tool to assist designers and constructors to more efficiently manage and demonstrate compliance of their hazardous area project with Australian and international standards, using crowdsourcing and advanced data matching techniques.
Q-Cool – $245,343.00
Commercialisation of ThermoSphere, a smart, zone-able, modular, concealed and highly energy and emissions efficient reverse cycle air-conditioner.
QHeart Medical – $100,000
QHeart Medical is commercialising a revolutionary heart failure treatment device- BioQ CA a cost effective self powered cardiac assist device which requires no pump or control systems. It aims to improve Quality of Life and reduce healthcare costs for millions of unserved patients worldwide.
Resource Flow – $100,000
The project will provide proof of concept for AirLift Pipe Conveyor, a frictionless air levitated conveyor based on an integral pipe design that reuses and recycles air enabling extrusion from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), or steel pipe. The conveyor is half the capital cost, and half the operating cost with practically no maintenance. The conveyor can be installed on-ground, elevated, or buried. It’s environmentally sealed with no dust or noise and has eliminated the the power loss from conveyor idlers.
Safecam Technologies – $100,000
SafeStruct project provides field testing of a unique Point-to-Point safety camera system serving the road construction industry and the public.
Sales Miner – $100,000
Sales Miner, allows users to analyse their own business, customers, products or services against competitors, financial factors, asset capabilities and timeframes to determine the market segments representing the best opportunity for growth.
Sisa-Tech – $100,000
Vorteil is a new software operating system for cloud based data centres. It significantly enhances security, reduces capital and operating costs and provides for greater speed and capacity during peak demand periods. The Ignite project will support a beta test with two blue chip data centre clients. Successful beta test will become a testimonial customers and provide the credibility to commence commercialisation of the software to data centres worldwide.
Site Diary – $88,500
SiteDiary provides civil engineering and construction companies with an electronic site diary to replace current paper-based diaries and excel spreadsheets. SiteDiary makes it easy to capture daily site activity and resource usage in the field, providing more reliable cost, productivity, and resource usage data. This saves the company time and hassle, eliminates double-handling of information, and enables more accurate forecasting, reporting and analysis.
Skyborne Technologies – $100,000
The Cerberus is a ground-breaking tri-tilt-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It has unmatched hover capability because it can tilt its body up and down at any angle, enabling larger and more complex payloads (such as cameras and delivery systems) to be pointed without requiring a complex camera gimbal. The Ignite Ideas fund will assist improvement for the Defence industry with ability to provide platoon level support.
SkyNet Satellite Communications – $99,960
REACH Aeronautical Cross Data Integration (XDI) solution is designed to bring together live telemetry tracking data and third party rostering and engineering data providing a significantly improved pre-departure analysis of aircraft status. New methods of combining this flight data from third party data sources will be designed including data warehousing structure and data searching for analytics. On Time Performance (OTP) metrics will be improved including efficiency and operating costs.
Smarta Industrial – $100,000
This project will progress the development of an on-farm milk vat core temperature and level monitoring system that will ultimately facilitate complete “cold chain” responsibility for dairy production.
The system, comprising vat-mounted temperature and pressure transducers, wall-mounted control panel and online portal will provide a cost effective, efficient and critical means through which to monitor and record vat volumes and milk temperatures, with an alert system to warn of cooling issues
Space Counts – $97,585
The correlation between university student engagement, attendance and retention is well documented. Existing methods of measuring student engagement are too expensive and do not link to student retention. Space Counts is a cost effective process to gather and analyse student engagement data to inform course design, subject delivery planning, student support services, space planning and timetabling. The project will trial the Space Counts process at James Cook University.
Stazer – $100,000
The project will help showcase Stazer, the world’s first laser stop watch, at major athletic team sports tryouts and show potential international partners that it is able to collect data by the millisecond not just the finish of a race or a couple of splits in training. We intend to show the world that the data that is missing and no one sees, between the start and finish of race is the key data to improving speed in training and racing.
Taskout – $100,000
Taskout will be the world’s favourite SaaS for managing recurring and one-off tasks across multiple retail stores to ensure retail stores run better with less stress, minimal errors and smarter use of store/cluster/area/regional manager time thus improving productivity and profitability, whilst reducing compliance risks.
TenasiTech – $158,872
TenasiTech has developed a new product for solving this major limitation. Our product, SOLID-TT™, is an additive mixed into plastic to increase the scratch resistance on the final parts. Importantly, it does this without affecting other key properties, such as impact strength or appearance.
The Original Rescue Swag – $100,000
Rescue Swag is the world’s first ‘Smart First Aid Kit’ with a smartphone app, capable of interacting with Rescue Swag’s first aid product inclusions and guiding the user to learn and apply 1st aid correctly – anywhere, anytime. This smart safety system also transforms into a sling, splint and immobilization device. Rescue Swag is designed with preparedness in mind for a customer concerned with lifestyle, health and sustainability.
The Water & Carbon Group – $250,000
Sludge-Treatment Reed Beds (STRBs) are a novel method to treat biosolids, offering a lower-energy, lower-cost solution than traditional processes. The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist The Water and Carbon Group to carry out two pilot STRB plants in Queensland to refine the technology for Australian conditions.
Tiltsta – $100,000
Tiltsta turns videos into mobile full-screen shopping experiences, uniquely enabling shopping at the flick of the wrist. With demonstrated traction in Australia we are planning to enter the US market in a strategic approach involving US customer pilot projects for lead generation towards commercial marketing and sales activities.
Tour Amigo – $100,000
The project will focus on trialling, market testing and enhancing the Tour Amigo platform, a unique service enabling prospective travellers to search, find and book organised tours which are in line with their personal interests. The project will prove to industry partners and potential investors the commercial viability and effectiveness of the Tour Amigo platform.
Travello App – $100,000
This project will connect tourism providers and travellers in a far more intelligent and curated way, providing a better travel experience for the traveller and laser focussed marketing opportunities for tourism providers.
V-TOL Aerospace – $100,000
V-TOL VEURON is a customized mini-computer on a card designed to process Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (S-UAS less than 25kg) payload data in real-time. This capability will enable the Neuron Auto-Pilot to execute automated safe navigation and collision avoidance commands during flight, making the S-UAS smarter in protecting other airspace users and ground based assets during its operations.
Vald Performance – $100,000
The GroinBar Hip Strength Testing System – a novel device for assessing and monitoring an individuals groin and hip strength. Groin and hip injuries are a significant issue for running based activities, and an enormous cost to elite sporting teams. The commercialisation of the GroinBar will increase the ability of coaches and clinicians to reliably test groin/hip strength, in turn reducing injuries through accurate monitoring and management of chronic groin and hip pain.
VRT Systems – $220,000
VRT has developed a real-time, cloud-based data management platform for the Internet of Things, WideSky® and a smart lighting management application, Firefly, that is serviced by WideSky. Pilot projects implemented to date deliver only basic monitoring and control functionality. This project will add management functionality to Firefly and deliver a demonstration facility that will emphasise the open, universal nature of the platform as demanded by City Councils for their smart city applications.
Wagners EFC – $250,000
Wagners EFC is an advanced manufacturing company that produces sustainable concrete products with superior structural performance. The Ignite Ideas Fund will help transform laboratory scale chemical formulation into an advanced manufacturing capacity for commercial scale EFC geopolymer harder chemicals (AMGH) for Wagners EFC customers both in Australia and around the world.
Wildfire Energy – $100,000
Development of technology for converting biomass into renewable syngas for use in clean energy projects. This project involves expanding and operating a pilot plant based on a proprietary moving injection horizontal gasification method and the design of a demonstration scale project to convert biomass into clean syngas and electricity as a precursor to a commercial scale project.
Woods Foods – $112,500
Woods Foods is a unique, fully vertically integrated family owned business with full control and accountability of the food supply chain. The project will help scale the business by introducing an extrusion process line to the manufacturing plant and development of a retail brand for pulse and grain products which will sell as its core puffed and extruded products that are manufactured at the Woods Foods plant.
WorkingMouse – $250,000
The funding will help to improve WorkingMouse’s service offering of Codebots as a Platform-as-a-Service. Codebots are Artificial Intelligence (AI) created by WorkingMouse that writes software application codes to suit different organisations requirements.
Xenith Consulting – $140,000
Xenith Consulting has developed an alternative strategy to use the salt by-product of the CSG process. This strategy turns the salt into a safe and stable product that can be used for a range of purposes that may offset the need to ‘bury’ or ‘store’ the product, which in turn, if not managed appropriately may cause long term legacy issues for both industry and government.
Ignite Ideas Fund – Round 3 Recipients
ADIVO Pty Ltd – $100,000
Adivo—Automatically Inflating Lifejacket Systems
Airway Medical Innovations Pty Ltd – $250,000
Commercialization of the SHUTTLE™ (Single Hand Used inTubaTion LaryngoscopE)
Allconstruct Pty Ltd – $100,000
Product validation and market testing of SafeProp Tool
Anatara LifeSciences Ltd – 100,000
Product experience trials for scour prevention in piglets
Apunga Pty Ltd – $250,000
Apunga Horticultural Farm Management Software
Aquaculture Supplements Pty Ltd – $94,350
Functional feeds for Aquaculture immune health applications
Audeara Pty Ltd – $100,000
TCommercialisation of the Audeara full fidelity headphone technology
Aurtra Pty Ltd – $100,000
Accelerated Rollout of TILAS Transformer Maintenance Management System
Aussie Time Clocks Pty Ltd – $92,160
Aussie Time Sheets NET
Azzurra Imports Pty Ltd – $100,000
Azzurra Demonstration & Validation—Ultra Low Dual Flushing toilet
Bidhive Pty Ltd – $100,000
Bid Management Platform Pilot Project
Biotein Australia Pty Ltd – 100,000
Biotein algal commerailization project
Boomer Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Pty Ltd – $100,000
Patented Blue Precision Locator System
Caleb Seng Puay Yeoh – $88,070
Commercialisation of TravelbyBit’s Payment system – Queensland first BitcoinTourist Routes
Campbell Scientific Australia Pty Ltd – $99,400
Altoview Smart Temperature Monitor
CartonCloud Pty Ltd – $250,000
Claypave Pty Ltd as trustee for The Brikpave Unit Trust – $100,000
Manufacturing and Marketing of Long Format House bricks
Connected Kettle Pty Ltd – $95,000
Conveyor Innovations International Pty Ltd – $100,000
Conveyor Technology Reduces Costs and Improves Efficiency for Mining Worldwide
Cool Mine Pty Ltd – $99,550
The Cool Tube – Rapid Cooling for Mining and Heavy Industry
Criskco Au Pty Ltd – $100,000
AI-powered credit risk assessment product for the Australian market
Cygura Pty Ltd – $100,000
Commercialise: Accountant Secure File (ACSFTP) & Experienced Investor Test (EIT)
Dimity Dornan Consulting Pty Ltd – $100,000
Akoué Banter Assistive Hearing Device
Edward Intelligence Pty Limited – $100,000
Enviro Straw Pty Ltd – $88,190
Efficacy and Non-toxicity Testing of GeoSpray
Erica Edith Blumson – $98,079.86
Farmer Meets Foodie Accelerate
Ethos Pty Ltd – $100,000
Comprehensive preventative health assessment tool with stratified follow-up interventions
EvacMate Pty Ltd – $100,000
Preparing EvacMate for deployment throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia
Evorce Pty Ltd – $250,000
Evorce SEQ and regional product commercialisation validation project
FAB Dock Pty Ltd – $100,000
Expanding Australian marine dry dock sales into the US market
FC Strategic Advisers Pty Ltd – $100,000
Fetched Trading Pty Ltd – $68,948
Fetched Global Readiness Project
FSMD Pty Ltd – $100,000
flaik: “Data-Driven One Stop Shop for Ski School Management”
Fusion Sport Pty Ltd – $249,725
Military Market Entry: SMARTABASE Human Performance Software
Helix Legal Pty Ltd – $100,000
Hive Haven Pty Ltd – $99,918
Hive Haven Australian Stingless Native Bee Hive Assembly & Native Honey
Hydrox Technologies Pty Ltd – $100,000
Preparation for the international commercialization of Solar Shrink plastic mulch
InFarm Pty Ltd – $100,000
Drone to Tractor Weed Solution
Infofish Australia Pty Ltd – $100,000
Crystal Bowl Fisheries Forecasting for the Great Barrier Reef
IPug Pty Ltd – $100,000
Mesearchr | Share Collaborate and Complete your research
IRE Pty Ltd – $250,000
Iridium Dynamics Pty Ltd – $99,901
Halo: a VTOL UAV for combined forward-flight and extended-hover missions.
iWeb Solutions Pty Ltd – $250,000
Green Galaxies – Energy Education for the Future
James Wells – $99,296.52
Narnoo Tourism Product Connect Platform
John Frederick Canaris – $100,000
Develop A National Distribution Channel For Globally-Unique Jacob’s Ladders
Kapiche Pty Ltd – $100,000
Kegs Software Pty Ltd – $100,000
KEGS Field Trials and Commercialisation
Keyword Intent Pty Ltd – $100,000
Way We Do – Microsoft Product Integration
Kinetic Orthotics Pty Ltd – $100,000
Sensokinetic falls risk assessment and intervention improves health outcomes
Kynd Pty Ltd – $100,000
Kynd: Mobile Care Market and 360° Home Care Solution Platform
Like A Photon Creative Pty Ltd – $250,000
Live Bidding Pty Ltd – $100,000
Commercialisation of online marketplace for domestic and international meat trade
Localyokl Pty Ltd – $100,000
Medetourism Pty Ltd – $75,000
SkyDoctor. Virtualised medical services for Domestic & International online patient communities
Mindstar Enterprises Pty Ltd – $246,500
Commercialisation of Mindstar’s innovative mobile-health wellbeing & mental health solutions
Mining Excellence Alliance Pty Limited – $196,480
Remote Optimisation Of Mineral Processing Plants Using Advanced Data Analytics
Myonlineclinic Pty Ltd – $100,000
MyOnlineClinic – Referral Services (MOC – RS)
Neuroworks Labs Pty Ltd – $100,000
NGE Consulting Pty Ltd – $100,000
FridgeBrain VX Vaccine Smart Fridge Pilot Program
Nichigo Connections Pty Ltd – $97,636.04
Ortelia Pty Ltd – $98,100
Ortelia Interactive Spaces International Marketing Campaign
Osler Technology Pty Ltd – $100,000
Osler Clinical Performance – Patient Feedback System
Paypont Australia Pty Ltd – $100,000
Commercialisation of Cashless Micropayments Technology
Promis Network Pty Ltd – $100,000
Automating Bill Payments to Improve Small Business Cashflow
Propertease Pty Ltd as The Trustee for the Propertease Trust – $99,240
Bringing Town Planning into the 21st Century with automation
Redfish Group Pty Ltd – $100,000
Internationally commercialising Redfish’s secure remote access building control products
Schatz Forensic Pty Ltd – $100,000
Accelerating Cyber & Forensic Investigations
Shorthand Pty Ltd – $250,000
Full-stack storytelling platform for publishers and marketers
Sitesee Pty Ltd – $98,000
Intelligent feature extraction and visualisation of Mobile Phone Towers
Skin Analytics Pty Ltd – $99,675
Effective embedding of Artificial Intelligence in melanoma screening
StickyCell Pty Ltd – $97,500
A Novel In Vitro Diagnostic Tool to Personalise Immune-regulatory Therapiese
Streamline Architectural Solutions Pty Ltd – $100,000
Streamline-Rescom Barrier wall
Suncayr Pty Ltd – $100,000
Commercializing UV Protection Stickers in Queensland, Australia, and Oceania
Surepact Holdings Pty Ltd – $100,000
T&O Pty Ltd – $100,000
Commercialisation of the Storyboard Social Technology Platform
The Impact Suite Pty Ltd – $100,000
The Impact Suite Post MVP Development to Commercialisation
ThermaPower Pty Ltd – $98,000
ThermaPower Thermal Energy Storage System
Tiltsta Trading Pty Ltd – $100,000
Tiltsta US Market Entry
Traktek Pty Ltd – $96,000
BOG OUT Vehicle Recovery Innovation – NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION PHASE
Trident RFID Pty Ltd – $241,750
OneTime—the future of mass-participation Sports Timing
Utilitas Group Pty Ltd – $98,500
UgrowX Cloud-based Biofutures Marketplace
Verton Technologies Australia Pty Ltd – $100,000
Verton Market Expansion – Revolutionising Crane Operations
Victus Health Pty Ltd – $100,000
Watertech Services International Pty Ltd – $95,500
ES5 Spa Sanitisation system
In defence of sporting excellence
Fusion Sport was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 2003, offering world-class human performance data management systems. Proud Queenslander and Fusion Sport CEO, Dr Markus Deutsch talked to us about endurance, the Olympic Games and the company’s steady march towards a defence force clientele.
SMARTABASE is a cloud-hosted SaaS product for human performance data management. A highly customisable solution. It aggregates data from a wide range of areas such as medical and injury management, rehabilitation, sport science, psychology, performance analysis, coaching and administration, and transforms the data with interactive visualisation and analytics capabilities into actionable information for real-time decision making.
The SMARTSPEED range includes a variety of electronic measurement devices for profiling and training athletic qualities such as speed, power, endurance, skill and decision-making. Fusion has a comprehensive list of customers across elite sport globally including the AFL, NRL and A-League, English Premier League, NBA, NFL and MLB.
Fusion has also won a 4+3-year contract by the Australian Sports Commission to provide a National Athlete Data Management Solution, which now sees SMARTABASE used as the unified platform across all of Australia’s Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games programs.
In 2016, Fusion was awarded a three-year contract by the Australian Army to pilot the use of SMARTABASE in the Australian Defence Force.
The Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund grant will allow the company to leverage its market-leading position in the elite sport performance market to cross over and expand into the defence human performance space in Australia, the US and the United Kingdom. Fusion Sport already works with a wide range of teams in the AFL, NRL, NBA, NFL and English Premier League. The Ignite Ideas funding will play a crucial part in helping us make this cross over and build the global support network we need to manage our growth into the military sector. We have averaged 25 per cent staff growth per annum over the last three years but now expect our company to double in size over the next three years.
Sun rising on renewable technology
We sat down with PlexiSun director John Corbett to chat about his company’s business strategy for solar thermal fluid heating. An exciting new entrant into the renewable technology space, this Queensland company’s technology can be fully-integrated into building design offering efficiency and cost-savings to a global audience.
The technology was invented and developed by Richard and Janice Gourley over the past nine years and initially stemmed from them wanting to develop an alternative solar hot water solution for a beach house. Following the successful development of a solar shower, their technology was further refined and enhanced so that we now have a modular solar thermal/hot water technology that can also be integrated as part of a building structure, for example as a wall, roof or fence. The technology’s volumetric output can also be scaled to suit everything from a single residence, a residential or commercial building through to a range of large scale commercial/industrial applications.
The Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas grant provides us with the funding to develop a full-scale commercial trial site that will allow us to complete the final ‘proof of concept’ testing and also to showcase the technology to prospective local, interstate and international customers.