Ignite Ideas Fund round 2 recipients

Program Period Project Location Sector Amount Round
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 City Health and Wellbeing $100,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Hay Guard - A Novel System to Guard Against Internal Combustion of Hay

Agile Sensing

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Alkira Software - assistive vocational platform for low/no vision applications

Alkira Software Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 BIM BAM VR, Pricing and Digital Asset Library for Revit Architecture

Allaro Homes Cairns

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Clinical Trial to Validate Proof of Concept of a Medical Device to Treat Amblyopia

Amblyoptica (Holding) Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Virtual Reality Platform

Assured IT

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Remote Active Renewable Off-Grid Power System

Aussie Batteries and Solar

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 management system. The unique product is able to service communities and markets that were previously geographically impossible
Warana Energy and clean tech $250,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 City Freight and Logistics $74,340 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Invertebrate marine collagen biomaterial for the regenerative medicine market

Bio Consultancy Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 R4 Hardware Hub and Enhanced Encryption

Black Surveillance

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Field Testing & Marketing of a High Precision GPS Detector

Blast Movement Technologies Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017


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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Patented Blue Precision Locator System

Blue Electronics Pty Ltd

Blue Electronics' 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Squirrel Biz - Developing a B2B proposition for Squirrel App customers

Blue Squirrel Financial Services Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 City IT & Enterprise software $97,900 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Development of a UV disinfection device to be used in the medical industry

Cleantech UV

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 The CobaltSPIRAL System

Cobalt Extreme Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Cyclevision Advanced Concept Bicycle Helmets

Cyclevision Pty Ltd

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
Cairns Social Enterprise $100,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Development and export of innovative, functional ice cream products

Darling Downs Ice Cream Company

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Sports Performance Analyser

DesignWorks Groups Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Babylon Payment Switch - flexible and secure payment gateway for the electronic payments industry

EFTlab PTY Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Edsvold Silstone Metakaolin Project

Eidsvold Siltstone Pty Ltd

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.
Edsvold Engineering $56,400 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2


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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Eng Access: Professional engineering on demand.

Eng Access Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Reconstruction of reduced-complexity mathematical dynamics of aviation turbine engines

Evolving Machine Intelligence Pty Ltd

Aviation engines are complex artefacts, 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Accelerate' Reporting

Fathom Applications Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 eliminated by saving money for students, and reducing the administration burden of education providers by making it easy to process international payments.
Brisbane City Finance $99,245 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Target Zero - Zero Vehicle Accidents & Injuries

GPS Innovations

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 City Mobile and Wireless $100,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Grass Advertising Robots for Venues

Grassads Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Huds and Toke Pty Ltd International Digital Expansion Project

Huds and Toke

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Hospital audit trials of a computerised surgical assistance system for total hip replacement surgery.

InLine Orthopaedics Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Development of UV Cured Paint technology utilising UV LED lights on fabricated structural steel

IR4 Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 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 City Mobile and Wireless $100,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 MiEd Enterprise Management Solution

MiCare Global

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 City IT & Enterprise software $100,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Motoinno TS3 - Triangulated Steering and Suspension System for motorcycles

Motor Cycle Innovation

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.
Ashgrove Engineering $250,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Myoni Cup: The Clever Companion for Smooth Periods

Myoni Group

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 $97,593 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Virus resistance driving food security

Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd

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.
St Lucia Agriculture $222,900 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 The future of Power Wheelchairs

Next Generation Mobility

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 $84,519 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Point Duty Intelligence Data Capture System

Point Duty

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Commercialising and Launching a Battery Inverter in Japan

Power IQ Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017 Sentinel - Hazardous Zone Monitoring System Project

Premier Rock Machinery

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 2