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Ignite Ideas Fund round 2 recipients

80 applicants from Queensland were successful in the program’s second round of funding, representing a commitment of over $10 million. Read more about these successes below.

Recipient Project title Project Summary Suburb Industry Amount
Power IQ Pty Ltd Commercialising and Launching a Battery Inverter in Japan Brisbane based tech start-up Power IQ Pty Ltd has developed a world leading compact, efficient and cost effective battery inverter.  The project will concentrate on product improvement, commercialisation and Intellectual Property protection required for the Japanese market. Capalaba Energy and clean tech $250,000
Agile Sensing Hay Guard - A Novel System to Guard Against Internal Combustion of Hay 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. New Farm Agriculture $98,280
Blast Movement Technologies Pty Ltd Field Testing & Marketing of a High Precision GPS Detector 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. Seventeen Mile Rocks Natural Resources $100,000
Evolving Machine Intelligence Pty Ltd Reconstruction of reduced-complexity mathematical dynamics of aviation turbine engines 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.
Indooroopilly Engineering $100,000
Cobalt Extreme Pty Ltd The CobaltSPIRAL System 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. East Brisbane Energy and clean tech $100,000
WorkingMouse Codebots 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.  St Lucia IT & Enterprise software $250,000
GPS Innovations Target Zero - Zero Vehicle Accidents & Injuries 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.
Brisbane Mobile and wireless $100,000
Fathom Applications Pty Ltd 'Accelerate' Reporting 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. Albany Creek IT & Enterprise software $250,000
Allaro Homes Cairns BIM BAM VR, Pricing and Digital Asset Library for Revit Architecture 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. Bungalow IT & Enterprise software $99,390
SkyNet Satellite Communications REACH Aeronautical Cross Data Integration (XDI) 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. Newmarket IT & Enterprise software $99,960
Locatrix Communications Network-Independent IoT Location Solution 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. Brisbane Mobile and wireless $100,000
QHeart Medical An advanced low cost minimally invasive cardiac assist device 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. Toowong Healthcare and Biotechnology $100,000
Blue Electronics Pty Ltd Patented Blue Precision Locator System 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. Massie GIS/Geospatial $100,000
Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd Virus resistance driving food security 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.
The University of Queensland Agriculture $222,900
Smarta Industrial Farm Milk Vat Temperature and Volume Monitoring System 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
Southside, Gympie Agriculture $100,000
Cleantech UV International Development of a UV disinfection device to be used in the medical industry, to combat secondary infections in hospitals and aged care facilities. 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.
Gold Coast Healthcare and Biotechnology $85,000
FX2School FX2School Version 2 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. Brisbane Finance $99,245.20
Vald Performance GroinBar: Hip Strength Testing System 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. Albion Healthcare and Biotechnology $100,000
V-TOL Aerospace V-TOL VEURON 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. Rocklea GIS/Geospatial $100,000
Amblyoptica (Holding) Pty Ltd Clinical Trial to Validate Proof of Concept of a Medical Device to Treat Amblyopia 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. Toowoomba Healthcare and Biotechnology $100,000
Xenith Consulting Ref: Advance Queensland - Ignite Ideas Fund: “Xencrete – Coal Seam Gas Salt Disposal” 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.
Brisbane Energy and clean tech $140,000
Ellaspede Ellaspede - Motorcycle Kits 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. West End Consumer $99,600
BlockGrain BlockGrain 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. Burleigh Heads Agriculture $95,000
Desygner Desygner Branding - A Branded User-Generated Enterprise Marketing Solution 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. Surfers Paradise IT & Enterprise software $96,000
Affinity.Me Affinity - Validation of Affinity Engine, Investor Attraction and Market Development 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. Brisbane Health and Wellbeing $100,000
Cellarouge Queensland Grown Aged Green Tea - No Pain - First cup - 15 minutes Cellarouge is developing a patented world-first Modified Polyphenol Technology for plant extraction, resulting in improved bioavailability and potency. Jollys Lookout Healthcare and Biotechnology $99,500
Bio Consultancy Pty Ltd Invertebrate marine collagen biomaterial for the regenerative medicine market 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. Sherwood Healthcare and Biotechnology $100,000
Q G E Pty Ltd Ex-online 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. South Brisbane Engineering $247,228
Aussie Batteries and Solar Remote Active Renewable Off-Grid Power System 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 Warana Energy and clean tech $250,000
VRT Systems Develop an open, multi-vendor demonstration facility for the smart lighting management system, Firefly. 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. Milton Energy and clean tech $220,000
iVvy iVvy Supplier Management Solution 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. Varsity Lakes IT & Enterprise software $250,000
Grassads Pty Ltd Grass Advertising Robots for Venues 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. Oxenford IT & Enterprise software $94,000
Skyborne Technologies Cerberus GL - Tactical UAV 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. Hemmant Engineering $100,000
C9 InBoundio 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. Brisbane IT & Enterprise software $97,900
Cavewire® Cavewire® - Driving brick and mortar retail sales 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. Burleigh Heads E-commerce $240,000
The Water & Carbon Group Pty Ltd Demonstration Sludge Treatment Reed Beds for Low-Energy, Lower-Cost Sludge Management and Biosolid Reuse 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. Brisbane Energy and clean tech $250,000
MiCare Global MiEd Enterprise Management Solution 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.
Brisbane IT & Enterprise software $100,000
Wagners EFC Advanced Manufacturing - EFC Geopolymer Hardener (AMGH) 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. Toowoomba Engineering $250,000
Wildfire Energy MIHG Biomass Gasification Technology 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. Camp Hill Energy and clean tech $100,000
Eidsvold Siltstone Pty Ltd Eidsvold Siltstone Metakaolin Project 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. Eidsvold Engineering $56,400
Australian Gulf Seafoods Carp' Crabs to Tiger Tables The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist to establish export markets for the highly prized  Gulf of Carpentaria Mud Crabs.  Mount Isa Agriculture $96,959.43
Blue Squirrel Financial Services Pty Ltd Squirrel Biz – Developing a B2B proposition for Squirrel App customers 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. Bardon Finance $100,000
Safecam Technologies SAFESTRUCT: Roadwork Safety Based Speed Enforcement using 24/7 Unmanned Fully Autonomous and Automated System SafeStruct project provides field testing of a unique Point-to-Point safety camera system serving the road construction industry and the public. Yatala Construction $100,000
Tiltsta Tiltsta US proof of market 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.  Sippy Downs Media and Advertising $100,000
Woods Foods Pty Ltd Branding and value adding Queensland grains and pulses to feed the world! 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.  Goondiwindi Consumer $112,500
TenasiTech An additive for scratch resistant engineering plastics 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. St Lucia engineering $158,872
ImmersaView A cloud based, video streaming software as a service 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. Banyo IT& Enterprise software $250,000
Motor Cycle Innovation Motoinno TS3 - Triangulated Steering and Suspension System for motorcycles 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.. Ashgove/td> engineering $250,000
KFSU Ltd Phytocel an innovative functional fibre from sugarcane that improves cost and claims in manufactured goods 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.
Ayr Food Technology $71,600
Huds and Toke Huds and Toke Pty Ltd International Digital Expansion Project 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.  Warana IT & Enterprise software $88,975
Premier Rock Machinery Sentinel - Hazardous Zone Monitoring System Project 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. Willawong Construction $99,700
Resource Flow AirLift Pipe Conveyor Testing 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. Brisbane Natural Resources $100,000
Travello App Pty Ltd Travello Channel Manager 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.  Fortitude Valley Tourism $100,000
Cyclevision Pty Ltd Cyclevision Advanced Concept Bicycle Helemts 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 Cainrs Social Enterprise $100,000
Sisa-Tech Pty Ltd Beta Test of Vorteil - a New Data Centre & Cloud Operating System 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. Palm Beach IT & Enterprise software $100,000
Darling Downs Ice Cream Company Development and export of innovative, functional ice cream products 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. Toowoomba West Food Technology $100,000
EMClarity USA EXOMUX CUSTOMER TRIALS 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. Tennyson Mobile and wireless $208,000
Point Duty Point Duty Intelligence Data Capture System 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. Sippy Downs IT & Enterprise software $250,000
Site Diary Pty Ltd Site Diary 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. Wakerley IT & Enterprise software $88,500
Myoni Group Myoni Cup: The Clever Companion for Smooth Periods 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.  Clontarf Health and Wellbeing $97,592.58
Sales Miner Pty Ltd Market segmentation analytical and visualisation engine 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. 
Newstead IT & Enterprise software $100,000
Taskout taskout – the SaaS innovation for retail, globally 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. Maroochydore IT & Enterprise software $100,000
The Original Rescue Swag Smart First Aid - Leading the World in 1st Aid Innovation 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.  Mareeba Health and Wellbeing $100,000
Next Generation Mobility The future of Power Wheelchairs 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. Tugun Health and Wellbeing $84,518.49
STAZER Pty Ltd STAZER - the worlds first real laser stopwatch 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. Ipswich Engineering $100,000
Alkira Software Pty Ltd Alkira Software - assistive vocational platform for low/no vision applications 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. Doonan Social Enterprise $99,800
Space Counts Pty Ltd Space Counts 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. Townsville Education $97,585
Black Surveillance R4 Hardware Hub and Enhanced Encryption 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. Clear Mountain IT & Enterprise software $80,000
Adative SwimAR - Heads-up display goggles for swimming The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist commercialisation of SwimAR- heads up display goggles, providing swimmers with unprecedented access to their training data. Kelvin Grove Consumer $99,710
Tour Amigo Pty Ltd Growth and market awareness of Tour Amigo, through product enhancements, trials and partnership building. 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. Bracken Ridge Tourism $100,000
Assured IT Virtual Reality Platform 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. Morningside Arts, recreation, sports $245,500
EFTlab Pty Ltd Babylon Payment Switch - flexible and secure payment gateway for the electronic payments industry 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. Sandgate IT & Enterprise software $249,150
BiVACOR Development of a wearable patient controller for pulsatile operation of a rotary total artificial heart in women and children 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. Wilston Healthcare and Biotechnology $250,000
AVMIN Pty Ltd Jetbidders Project 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. Brisbane Freight and Logistics $74,340
DesignWorks Group Pty Ltd Sports Performance Analyser 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. West End Arts, recreation, sports $99,500
Eng Access Pty Ltd Eng Access: Professional engineering on demand. 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. Dayboro Engineering $100,000
InLine Orthopaedics Pty Ltd Hospital audit trials of a computerised surgical assistance system for total hip replacement surgery. 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. Samford Health and Wellbeing $250,000
Q-Cool Pty Ltd ThermoSphere Commercialisation of ThermoSphere, a smart, zone-able, modular, concealed and highly energy and emissions efficient reverse cycle air-conditioner. Coorparoo Energy and clean tech $245,343
IR4 Pty Ltd Development of UV Cured Paint technology utilising UV LED lights on fabricated structural steel This project seeks to establish a UV cured paint technology that could be used in conjunction with IR4’s automated steel fabrication system. Yatala Engineering $250,000
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1 August, 2017

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