8 / September / 2017

Innovative businesses share in Advance Queensland funding


Posted 8 September 2017

Eighty-five innovative Queensland businesses will share in $10 million of Palaszczuk Government funding to develop products and create new jobs, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch has announced.

Ms Enoch said the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding will help the companies expand their markets, as well as their workforce.

She said Round Three recipients include the world’s first automated life jacket, a batting training device to help the next generation of cricket superstars develop their skills, a rapid cooling device to eliminate heat stress for mine workers, and a drone with the greatest combined flight and hover capacity in the world.

Moreton Bay Region recipients from Round Two include:

  • Black Surveillance, Clear Mountain - IT & Enterprise Software 
  • Cellarouge, Jollys Lookout - Healthcare and Biotechnology
  • Eng Access, Dayboro - Engineering 
  • Fathom Applications, Albany Creek- IT & Enterprise Software  
  • InLine Orthopaedics, Samford - Health & Wellbeing
  • Myoni Group, Clontarf - Healthcare

Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Mark Sowerby, who spoke at the latest Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series event, said the Ignite Ideas funding will be the catalyst for the 85 businesses taking their next big step forward.

“I keep meeting Ignite Ideas recipients as I travel around Queensland, and they all see this as their big chance,” Mr Sowerby said in a statement.

“They absolutely want to make the most of it, and I’m certain we’ll have some Queensland entrepreneurial heroes emerge from these new grants.”

Ignite Ideas is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $420 million Advance Queensland initiative.

You can find out more on the Advance Queensland website.