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Ignite Ideas Fund

Supports the development of new or improved products, processes or services to secure investment, launch into global markets and grow business.

What's important

  • Tier One—up to $100,000 (excluding GST) per project.
  • Tier Two—up to $250,000 (excluding GST) per project.
  • Additional application requirements apply.
  • Applications now closed.

Funding of up to $250,000 per project to help businesses by supporting activities that prove an idea will work, or to assist with identifying a market or investor for a product, process or service.

About the program

The Ignite Ideas Program is designed to help early-stage, high growth potential businesses achieve scale, growth and profitability.

Ignite Ideas was created to help businesses which are ready to take their innovative ideas to the next level, and potentially create products and services with huge global market potential.

The program targets businesses with fewer than 200 staff with a working prototype ready to be tested in the market place.

The Ignite Ideas fund aims to:

  • increase commercialisation rates of Queensland ideas
  • create high-value knowledge intensive jobs
  • secure new investment
  • form new collaborative partnerships
  • increase exports
  • increase business investment in R&D
  • increase levels of business innovation.

Funding recipients—Round 1

39 applicants from throughout Queensland were successful in the program's first round of funding in 2016, representing a commitment of $5.56 million.

Admedus Vaccines Pty Ltd
Development of a therapeutic HPV vaccine to clinical proof of concept

Admedus Vaccines Pty Ltd

Admedus Vaccines Pty Ltd

Development of a therapeutic HPV vaccine to clinical proof of concept

Funding: $250,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.admedusimmunotherapies.com

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Agalytics Pty Ltd
agAlytics Soil Nutrient Management

Agalytics Pty Ltd

Agalytics Pty Ltd

agAlytics Soil Nutrient Management

Funding: $100,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.agalytics.io

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Alsonex Pty Ltd
Complement inhibitor for treating motor neurone disease

Alsonex Pty Ltd

Alsonex Pty Ltd

Complement inhibitor for treating motor neurone disease

Funding: $100,000.00

Progress a new anti-inflammatory drug candidate towards clinical trials for Motor Neuron Disease.

Website: http://www.alsonex.com.au

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Apunga Pty Ltd
Apunga - Horticultural Farm Management & QA System

Apunga Pty Ltd

Apunga Pty Ltd

Apunga - Horticultural Farm Management & QA System

Funding: $100,000.00

Develop tools and processes to streamline customer onboarding to Apunga, a cloud-based horticultural farm management solution.

Website: http://www.apunga.com

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Arthritis Relief Plus Limited
Patented Topical for Joint Pain including from Osteoarthritis

Arthritis Relief Plus Limited

Arthritis Relief Plus Limited

Patented Topical for Joint Pain including from Osteoarthritis

Funding: $93,500.00

Support the global market positioning of 4jointz®, a unique patented and clinically tested Over The Counter (OTC) topical cream for osteoarthritis, joint pain and some other degenerative joint conditions providing a safe, remarkably effective option combining nature with robust science.

Website: http://www.arthritisreliefplus.com.au

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Atmail Pty Ltd
MailStorm - Object storage plugin for email service providers

Atmail Pty Ltd

Atmail Pty Ltd

MailStorm - Object storage plugin for email service providers

Funding: $100,000.00

Assist with the commercialisation of Atmail's object-storage technology for the US and Japanese markets.

Website: http://atmail.com/

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Axis Energy Group Pty Ltd
Optimisation of patented wind turbines

Axis Energy Group Pty Ltd

Axis Energy Group Pty Ltd

Optimisation of patented wind turbines

Funding: $100,000.00

Optimisation of a proprietary wind energy technology using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling for improved wind energy harnessing.

Website: http://www.axisenergy.com.au

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Bayro No.1 Pty Ltd
World-first feeding device for people impaired with dysphagia (Rosecup/NutriTaste)

Bayro No.1 Pty Ltd

Bayro No.1 Pty Ltd

World-first feeding device for people impaired with dysphagia (Rosecup/NutriTaste)

Funding: $250,000.00

Commercialisation of a world first feeding device for people worldwide who have trouble swallowing.

Website: http://www.rose-cup.com

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Dr Johanna Lynch
Brisbane Materials Technology Pty Ltd

Brisbane Materials Technology Pty Ltd

Dr Johanna Lynch

New Material for LED Manufacturing

Funding: $100,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.brismat.com

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Coral Sunscreen Pty Ltd
UV protection filters for humans and materials inspired by Great Barrier Reef Coral sun protection mechanism

Coral Sunscreen Pty Ltd

Coral Sunscreen Pty Ltd

UV protection filters for humans and materials inspired by Great Barrier Reef Coral sun protection mechanism

Funding: $250,000.00

Commercialisation of a world first UV filter technology that mimics the corals natural sun protection mechanism.

Website: http://www.coralsunscreen.org

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Didgigo Marketing Pty Ltd
Markets Engagement - Didgigo

Didgigo Marketing Pty Ltd

Didgigo Marketing Pty Ltd

Markets Engagement - Didgigo

Funding: $100,700.00

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.

Website: http://www.didgigo.com/

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Dingo Energy Pty Ltd
Cloud Based Visual Inspection App and service for Asset Based Industries

Dingo Energy Pty Ltd

Dingo Energy Pty Ltd

Cloud Based Visual Inspection App and service for Asset Based Industries

Funding: $97,000.00

Conduct market and field testing for Dingo's new diversified cloud based visual Inspection App and service for Asset Based Industries.

Website: http://www.dingo.com

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Elevare Energy Pty Ltd
"Smart" batteries using clean energy to reduce commercial building electricity costs

Elevare Energy Pty Ltd

Elevare Energy Pty Ltd

"Smart" batteries using clean energy to reduce commercial building electricity costs

Funding: $250,000.00

Commercialisation of Elevare Energy's Smart batteries, controlled by sophisticated and intelligence software to reduce peak demand charges in commercial buildings.

Website: http://www.elevare-energy.com and http://www.gozero.energy

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Ellume Pty Ltd
Clinical validation trial for Respirio Flu Test (RFT)

Ellume Pty Ltd

Ellume Pty Ltd

Clinical validation trial for Respirio Flu Test (RFT)

Funding: $250,000.00

Conduct clinical trial for Respirio Flu Test (RFT), a non-invasive rapid influenza test for the detection of Flu A and B.

Website: http://www.ellume.com.au

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Enviromist Pty Ltd
Dust suppression system for stockpile discharge converyors

Enviromist Pty Ltd

Enviromist Pty Ltd

Dust suppression system for stockpile discharge converyors

Funding: $100,000.00

Conduct field testing for dust suppression system for stockpile discharge conveyors.

Website: http://www.enviro-mist.com.au

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Field Orthopaedics Pty Ltd
Field Orthopaedics Magnetic Total Wrist Replacement

Field Orthopaedics Pty Ltd

Field Orthopaedics Pty Ltd

Field Orthopaedics Magnetic Total Wrist Replacement

Funding: $100,000.00

Conduct pre-clinical trial for Field Orthopaedics's magnetic total wrist replacement.

Website: http://www.fieldorthopaedics.com

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evorce
EVORCE product validation and market commercialisation project

Futureprofit Pty Ltd

evorce

EVORCE product validation and market commercialisation project

Funding: $128,175.00

Conduct market trials for Evorce, an end to end, virtual mediation for couples to seek seperation agreement.

Website: http://www.evorce.io/

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Go1 Pty. Ltd.
GO1 Online Training Native Mobile Application Development

Go1 Pty. Ltd.

Go1 Pty. Ltd.

GO1 Online Training Native Mobile Application Development

Funding: $178,000.00

Market and user testing of a new native mobile application for GO1 online training platform with offline content caching capability.

Website: http://www.go1.com

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Hypometer Technologies Pty Ltd
Hypometer Technologies Big Data Analytics

Hypometer Technologies Pty Ltd

Hypometer Technologies Pty Ltd

Hypometer Technologies Big Data Analytics

Funding: $98,900.00

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.

Website: http://www.hypometerlive.com

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Immersive Robotics Pty Ltd
Wireless VR BETA

Immersive Robotics Pty Ltd

Immersive Robotics Pty Ltd

Wireless VR BETA

Funding: $100,000.00

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.

Find out more

Website: http://www.immrobotics.com

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Impact Building Systems Pty Ltd
Patented low cost Solar Thermal Collector

Impact Building Systems Pty Ltd

Impact Building Systems Pty Ltd

Patented low cost Solar Thermal Collector

Funding: $100,000.00

Field trials for low cost Solar Thermal Collector.

Website: http://impacts.com

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Innovation Overload Pty Ltd
ROVER (Remotely Operated Variable Effort Rotator)

Innovation Overload Pty Ltd

Innovation Overload Pty Ltd

ROVER (Remotely Operated Variable Effort Rotator)

Funding: $100,000.00

Technical validation for ROVER (Romotely Operated Variable Effort Rotator), a crane load management system that allows a higher degree of rotational control.

Website: http://www.overloadinnovation.com

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J.T Lawson & G.R Wickham
ATV Angle Alarm Development Project

J.T Lawson & G.R Wickham

J.T Lawson & G.R Wickham

ATV Angle Alarm Development Project

Funding: $99,667.50

Commercialisation of an ATV angle alarm, an audible alarm which is activated when an ATV approaches its maximum tipping angle.

Find out more

Website: http://www.allsafefnq.com.au

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Kahest Pty Ltd
Catch'n'Release Anchor Retrieval System Commercialisation and Testing

Kahest Pty Ltd

Kahest Pty Ltd

Catch'n'Release Anchor Retrieval System Commercialisation and Testing

Funding: $91,000.00

Refine and market an innovative, reliable anchor retrieval system for small boats and light commercial vessels.

Website: http://www.catchnrelease.com.au

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Magnetica Limited
Manufacturing Innovative MRI sub-systems

Magnetica Limited

Magnetica Limited

Manufacturing Innovative MRI sub-systems

Funding: $250,000.00

Develop commercial manufacturing for innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sub-systems used in pre-clinical and clinical MRI system applications to meet market demand.

Website: http://www.magnetica.com

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MAGNIX TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD Formerly Guina Energy Technologies Pty Ltd
Superconducting Homopolar Generator for Hydrogen Fuel Production

MAGNIX TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD Formerly Guina Energy Technologies Pty Ltd

MAGNIX TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD Formerly Guina Energy Technologies Pty Ltd

Superconducting Homopolar Generator for Hydrogen Fuel Production

Funding: $125,000.00

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.

Website: http://guinaenergy.com

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Natural Evolution Pty Ltd
Natural Evolution - a world-class food production process for gluten-free and RS products

Natural Evolution Pty Ltd

Natural Evolution Pty Ltd

Natural Evolution - a world-class food production process for gluten-free and RS products

Funding: $250,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.naturalevolutionfoods.com.au

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Opmantek Ltd
ReportIoT - IoT and BYoD management platform

Opmantek Ltd

Opmantek Ltd

ReportIoT - IoT and BYoD management platform

Funding: $250,000.00

Market and field testing for Opmantek's new ReportIoT platform specialised in IoT management/ tracking and BYoD compliance for businesses.

Website: http://www.opmantek.com

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Osler Technology Pty Ltd
Osler Clinical Performance - Community Model

Osler Technology Pty Ltd

Osler Technology Pty Ltd

Osler Clinical Performance - Community Model

Funding: $100,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.oslertechnology.com

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MOVUS
FitMachine

Parsons, Bradley Evan

MOVUS

FitMachine

Funding: $100,000.00

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%.

Website: http://www.movus.com.au

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Pimovation Pty Ltd
Grapple Go To Market

Pimovation Pty Ltd

Pimovation Pty Ltd

Grapple Go To Market

Funding:  $100,000.00

Commercialisation for Grapple, a front-end planning software to help project managers plan and document their projects more accurately and easily.

Website: https://go.grapple.pm

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Redeye Apps Pty Ltd
RedEyeWFM

Redeye Apps Pty Ltd

Redeye Apps Pty Ltd

RedEyeWFM

Funding: $250,000.00

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.

Website: http://redeye.co

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Roubler Australia Pty Ltd
Commercialisation of Roubler’s complete workforce management solution

Roubler Australia Pty Ltd

Roubler Australia Pty Ltd

Commercialisation of Roubler’s complete workforce management solution

Funding: $99,144.00

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.

Website: http://www.roubler.com

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Strategik Pty. Ltd.
Strategik 365

Strategik Pty. Ltd.

Strategik Pty. Ltd.

Strategik 365

Funding: $99,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.strategik.com.au

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Surgical Performance Pty Ltd
Surgeon Score Card

Surgical Performance Pty Ltd

Surgical Performance Pty Ltd

Surgeon Score Card

Funding: $100,000.00

Expand existing functionality of the surgeon score card- a software application developed by surgeons for surgeons to help improve patients' clinical outcome.

Website: https://surgicalperformance.com/

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Synergy Eight Pty Ltd
Commercialisation of digital marketing software

Synergy Eight Pty Ltd

Synergy Eight Pty Ltd

Commercialisation of digital marketing software

Funding: $250,000.00

Commercialisation of Synergy 8, digital marketing software through improvements to product, documentation, and customer onboarding processes.

Website: http://www.synergy8.com/

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Gruntify
Commercialisation of Gruntify, real-time incident and report management platform

The Trustee For The Stjepanovic Family Trust

Gruntify

Commercialisation of Gruntify, real-time incident and report management platform

Funding: $100,000.00

Expand Gruntify, a real-time data capture, analytics and job allocation system into a market-ready state.

Website: http://www.gruntify.com

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V2i Pty Ltd
V2i Realtime Platform to Enable Systems Re-engineering

V2i Pty Ltd

V2i Pty Ltd

V2i Realtime Platform to Enable Systems Re-engineering

Funding: $250,000.00

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.

Website: http://www.v2irealtime.com

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Commercialisation of visual search, comparison & booking platform for wedding services

Wedding Village Pty Ltd

Commercialisation of visual search, comparison & booking platform for wedding services

Funding: $97,800.00

Commercialisation of Veilability, a localised, visual search engine for wedding venue service.

Website: http://www.veilability.com.au

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Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, organisations must be a Queensland based organisation and meet the following requirements:

  • have less than 200 full time equivalent staff
  • be registered for GST before the project commences
  • have a product, process or service which is at, or beyond, minimum viable product/working prototype stage
  • have an innovative, unique or new product, process or service with the potential to achieve high growth
  • have identified customer(s), industry partner(s) or investor(s).

How the program is assessed

Applicants are assessed on the:

  • innovation and market potential of your project
  • project feasibility, budget and timeframes
  • technical and management feasibility
  • anticipated outcomes for Queensland.

How to apply

Online applications are now closed.

For more information on the Ignite Ideas program, refer to the:

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Australia (CC BY-ND 3.0)
Last updated
6 April, 2016

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