WA innovators awarded funding to boost their businesses

  • ​15 innovators and small businesses scoop innovation vouchers to grow their businesses in WA
  • McGowan Government supporting local innovators to create WA jobs and diversify the economy through the New Industries Fund (NIF)
  • Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly today announced 15 innovators and small businesses will each receive up to $20,000 to grow their businesses as part of the 2019 Innovation Vouchers Program.

    The program supports small-to-medium enterprises to improve their capability and commercialise their innovations to facilitate economic growth and create West Australian jobs.

    This year’s successful applicants will get to access specialist services in research, product development, technology transfer, or intellectual property and commercialisation support.

    The recipients hail from diverse industries and fields. These include Aboriginal heritage sacred site monitoring, which used e-tag technology fitted to vehicles to alert drivers when entering a heritage site, and a firefighter protection unit to provide a fireproof shelter to protect firefighters caught in a fire zone.

    Last year, Kununurra business Red Rust Contracting was awarded an innovation voucher and successfully manufactured a prototype barbed wire fencing installation tool. This tool has enabled the company to hire more local community members, as previously barbed wire fence installation required specialist technicians.

    For more information about the Innovation Vouches Program, visit: http://www.newindustries.wa.gov.au

    As stated by Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly:

    “Creating more jobs for Western Australians and diversifying our economy is a priority for this Government. One of the ways we are achieving this outcome is by supporting local small businesses to grow.

    “From food products to cancer treatments and Aboriginal heritage site monitoring, this year’s voucher recipients are a testament to the diversity and strength of ideas we have in our State.

    “I wish all the winners the best in using their grants to develop their innovation, and hope to see their businesses grow to ultimately boost our economy and create WA jobs.”

    The 2019 Innovation Voucher recipients are:

    Company

    Location

    Project

    AMLab Pty Ltd

    Osborne Park

    Machine vision for fully automated ship-to-shore container cranes

    Ceratonia Pty Ltd

    Subiaco

    Carob – new food products from drought tolerant tree crop

    Element8

    Attadale

    Green Screen – redesign of traditional screen panels

    Fledge Technology Pty Ltd

    Aubin Grove

    OriOn Sun-shade trial

    GET Trakka Pty Ltd

    Balcatta

    MILL Trakka – real time comminution data delivering production and cost efficiencies

    HP LAT Pty Ltd

    Canning Vale

    High Performance Low Abrasion Tray (HP LAT) for mining trucks

    JKP Marine Pty Ltd

    Mount Claremont

    Aboriginal heritage sacred site monitoring

    Money School Aust Pty Ltd

    Melville

    Online, independent financial independence calculation and tracking tool for adults

    Power Research and Development Pty Ltd

    East Fremantle

    High voltage battery

    Protective Innovations Pty Ltd

    Malaga

    Go To Market (commercialisation) strategy for electrical safety technology

    Rex Ortho Pty Ltd

    Spearwood

    REX Screw Technology

    Selvax Pty Ltd

    West Perth

    Self-vaccine immunotherapy for cancer

    Shadrach Burnover Protection Pty Ltd

    Albany

    Shadrach Burnover Protection

    Virtual Guest

    East Perth

    Virtual Guest Platform

    Wild West Holdings Pty Ltd T/As Louvre Shade

    Baldivis

    Louvre shade concept

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