Ignite Ideas Fund round 2 recipients

Program Period Project Location Sector Amount Round
Ignite Ideas 2017

Q-Cool Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017

QGE Pty Ltd

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 $247,288 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
An advanced low cost minimally invasive cardiac assist device

Qheart Medical

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
SAFESTRUCT: Roadwork Safety Based Speed Enforcement using 24/7 Unmanned Fully Autonomous and Automated System

Safecam Technologies

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Market segmentation analytical and visualisation engine

Sales Miner Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Beta Test of Vorteil - a New Data Centre Cloud Operating System

Sisa-Tech Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Site Diary

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Cerberus GL - Tactical UAV

Skyborne Technologies

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
REACH Aeronautical Cross Data Integratin (XDI)

SkyNet Satellite Communications

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Farm Milk Vat Temperature and Volume Monitoring System

Smarta Industrial

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, Gypie Agriculture $100,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Space Counts

Space Counts Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Carp' Crabs to Tiger Tables

Stanke Group Pty Ltd

The Ignite Ideas Fund will assist to establish export markets for the highly prized Gulf of Carpentaria Mud Crabs.


Mount Isa Agriculture $96,959.39999999999418 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Smart First Aid - Leading the World in 1st Aid Innovation

The Original Rescue Swag

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Demonstration Sludge Treatment Reed Beds for Low-Energy, Lower-Cost Sludge Management and Biosolid Reuse

The Water & Carbon Group Pty Ltd

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 City Energy and clean tech $250,000 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Growth and market awareness of Tour Amigo, through product enhancements, trials and partnership building.

Tour Amigo pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Travello Channel Manager

Travello App Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017

V-TOL Aeropace

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
GroinBar: Hip Strength Testing System

Vald Performance

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Develop an open, multi-vendor demonstration facility for the smart lighting management system, Firefly.

VRT Systems

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Advanced Manufacturing - EFC Geopolymer Hardener (AMGH)

Wagners EFC

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
MIHG Biomass Gasificatin Technology

Wildfire Energy

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Branding and value adding Queensland grains and pulses to feed the world!

Woods Foods Pty Ltd

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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017


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 2
Ignite Ideas 2017
Ref: Advance Queensland - Ignite Ideas Fund: Xencrete Coal Seam Gas Salt Disposal

Xenith Consulting

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 City Energy and clean tech $140,000 2

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