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

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


To be eligible for funding, you 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 to apply

Online applications are now closed.

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

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed on the:

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

About the program

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

Find out about funding recipients that have been announced.

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Last updated
6 April, 2016

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