Queensland Innovation Soars with $5.5M Boost for Small and Medium Businesses

Queensland Innovation Soars with $5.5M Boost for Small and Medium Businesses

Originally Published: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/99950

Innovators across Queensland have received news from the Miles Government that $5.5 million in grants will be given to 56 small-to-medium-sized businesses through the Ignite Ideas Fund and Ignite Spark Program.


“By supporting innovative initiatives we’re working together to create a better life for all Queenslanders and showcasing our potential as a global leader in the highly competitive innovation economy.” – Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Innovation, The Honourable Leanne Linard


Now in its 11th funding round, these grants have seen funding in projects such as a mobile app for women facing separation, waste transformation system for mining companies, and UV water sterilisation devices for health facilities.


The Ignite Ideas Fund helps SMEs commercialise high-growth products, with 26 businesses sharing $3.3 million whilst the The Ignite Spark Program provides $2.2 million for 30 enterprises to advance their products from prototype to market.


Read more: https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/99950

Applications for Ignite Spark Program are now open. Applications close 11am, 22 April 2022.

Applications for Ignite Ideas Fund are now open. Applications close 11am, 8 April 2024.



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