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WA Government Announces Latest Recipients Of Innovation Booster Grant

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// Almost $1 million in funds has been awarded to local WA startups and innovators to help them further their goals.

26 businesses have each received up to $40,000 each to assist in their early steps towards commercialisation through the latest round of the Innovation Booster Grant program, funded by the New Industries Fund.

The Innovation Booster Grant is designed to assist early-stage innovators overcome some of the barriers along the way to commercialisation, as well as build new relationships between innovators, consultants, and service providers.

Eligible expenditure for the grant includes research and development, product development, technology transfer, and intellectual property along with commercialisation support services.

Innovation and the Digital Economy Minister Stephen Dawson said, “this latest round of Innovation Booster Grants has again identified some fantastic businesses and ideas across a broad range of diverse founders.”

“I look forward to following the next steps for these 26 businesses who can now climb to another platform of their business journey through the benefits from receiving an Innovation Booster Grant.”

Grant Recipients

Business NameGrant AmountProject Title
Pretect Devices Pty Ltd$17,600Paediatric bioimpedance lead development
TermiSense              $40,000Early-Detection of Termites and Wood Borers using smart sensors
Circular Learning Pty Ltd                $40,000Commercialisation of The Learning Circle – English Language Teaching (ELT) online training platform 
L2U Group Pty Ltd t/a Cavitas Construction Systems                $40,000System-built construction using cavity-based modules for remote area construction projects
Materia Health Pty Ltd                $40,000MateriaPOD: Revolutionizing organ/tissue cold storage to improve patient outcomes
MineRis            $40,000GeoRis IM (Mine Geotechnical Risk Information Model)
Chironix                $40,000Intelligent maintenance inspection of mining conveyor belts with AI robots
Kelp Island              $40,000SeaBrick Prototype – sustainable construction material made from seaweed 
Everboost Pty Ltd                $40,000Everboost Sea Moss Ready-to-Go Drink
Personal Quantum Technologies Pty Ltd                $40,000Development of quantum energy storage solutions
Australian Space Super Corridor (ASSC) Pty Ltd              $40,000Modular Sustainable Satellite Station
Nork Solutions (Nork Pty Ltd)                $40,000Innovative ‘Foodwaste-to-Livestock Feed’ Machinery: Detailed Engineering Design for Commercial Scale
One Brake Pty Ltd                $39,500Safer intelligent braking for two-wheeled transport globally
CycleWise Pty Ltd              $40,000Supporting schools to delivery My Vital Cycles® – LMS for ovulatory-menstrual health literacy
ROC Technologies$39,990Generation 2 Tank Testing and Numerical Model Comparison (wave energy conversion device)
Spacecubed Ventures$40,000R&D for Commercial Use Cases for an Impact Measurement Tool (measuring the impact of the WA innovation ecosystem)
Volta Energy$40,000Battery Energy Storage System Certification
Hermes and Soteria$40,000Product development for tailings dam monitoring tool, ‘Overwatch’
Lubdub Technologies$40,000Precise and accessible heart diagnostics tool
Conservation Innovation$40,000Commercialisation of automated fish length measurement from stereo imagery
Space Compare$40,000Intolease: A digitised commercial lease transaction platform designed for tenants
U-CAN Ostomy Systems$35,000U-Can Flush It – Fully Flushable and 100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads           
Circular Seed$40,000Circular solution for recovery of plastics from E-waste
Energy Farmers Australia$40,000Gen 2 Pyrolysis Unit – Electrification (heating feed material in a low-oxygen environment) 
Care Corner$40,000Digital care coordination platform for disabled, chronically ill or elderly individuals.
Vendaly (formerly Coffee Van Collective)$20,483

Innovation Booster Grant Program

The Innovation Booster Grant program is now open for applications all year round with April 4th, 2024 the next cut-off date for assessment. Find out more about the grants and the application process here.

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Jason Balchand

Jason has been in the WA startup community for more than a decade, from mentoring at Startup Weekends to volunteering as Chair of StartupWA. He's also a co-founder of So Media Group, on a mission to champion the best of Perth and WA.
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