New Industries Fund: Innovation Booster Grant

The Innovation Booster Grant (IBG) is an initiative of the WA Government's New Industries Fund, which assists WA-based startups and small businesses to commercialise their innovative ideas or projects, and to expand to create jobs.

2022 Innovation Booster Grant

Applications for the 2022 Innovation Booster Grant are now closed.

About the Grant

The Innovation Booster Grant is designed to provide your startup or small business with the financial boost it needs to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance your innovative idea, project or commercial activity in Western Australia.

The WA Government recognises that startups and small businesses have great ideas, but that taking these ideas and turning them into new and sustainable business opportunities with real commercial outcomes can be difficult.

The program is designed to assist innovators to overcome some of the barriers on the path to commercialisation. It aims to catalyse new relationships between innovators, research providers and specialist commercialisation support services, or to move tentative collaborations into a productive relationship.

Objectives

Under the New Industries Fund, the Innovation Booster Grant objectives are to:

  • Stimulate the WA startup and small business sectors by supporting innovative projects and initiatives
  • Decrease the commercialisation gap
  • Activate industry-government-research collaborations
  • Increase research and development (R&D) investment into WA
  • Promote job creation and economic diversification in WA

The purpose of the Innovation Booster Grant is to:

  • help develop new or enhanced commercially-ready products or services
  • establish a minimum viable product (MVP), prototype(s), processes or systems that might attract additional investment and/or customers; and/or
  • address a particular technical problem that cannot be solved by the applicant, or for which the solution is not readily available

The grant allows for funding up to $20,000 to eligible startups and small businesses that are based in WA. Recipients will need to provide a net cash co-contribution at a rate of at least 20:80 applicant-to-state government funding.

Funding applications must fall under one of the Innovation Booster Grant eligible expenditure categories:

  • Research and Development
  • Product Development
  • Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
  • Commercialisation Support Services.

Applications

The Innovation Booster Grant is a competitive funding grant.

Applications for the 2022 round are now closed.  

For the latest updates, information regarding the 2023 round and other funding opportunities, subscribe to the New Industries WA newsletter and/or the Minister for Innovation's media statements. You can also follow us on Twitter @NewIndustriesWA

Questions? Contact us at innovationbooster@jtsi.wa.gov.au

Guidelines

The 2022 IBG program guidelines are available below in the Publications section for reference.

More information

A video presentation on the Innovation Booster Grant is available here.  

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions are available below in the Publications section.         

2021 recipients

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2020 recipients

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2019 recipients

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2018 recipients

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  • Apetics - Battery-powered peristaltic micro doser for winemaking
  • Atom Minerals Pty Ltd - Precious metal recovery; Detoxification of contaminated mine sites
  • AutiSense Pty Ltd - Dental detectives check: digital preventive oral healthcare platform
  • Cadds Group Pty Ltd - Hydraulic drive shaft handler
  • Custom Carbon Pty Ltd  - Advanced manufacture of customised composite cycling shoes
  • Dr CHill  - Bougie and endotracheal tube connector device
  • EcoDrive AeroEngines Ltd - EcoDrive AeroEngine
  • Electro.Aero Pty Ltd - Prototype ElectrDuct 115 propulsion systems for sustainable aviation
  • Energon Pty Ltd - Solar farm combined with crypto mining operation
  • Galvin Engineering - Safe-connect shower
  • GENiUX - Geniux Go (Ggo)
  • Healthregen Pty Ltd - Game-changing therapies for pandemic diabetes
  • M3B Labs Pty Ltd - Disrupt the labour market for WA mums
  • IQ Seven Actionable Intelligence Pty Ltd – independent website intelligence platform for small businesses
  • iSOL8 Pty Ltd - ISOL8
  • Laconik - Spatial data to improve on-farm fertiliser decisions; Play’N to Win
  • LIVEstock Pricing Pty Ltd - Livestock pricing
  • Poach Pear - Artisan plant-based pate utilising secondary produce and fortified with B12
  • ProofDB Pty Ltd - Global permanent vaccination record for companion and eventing animals
  • Red Rust Contracting - Barbed wire fence strainers
  • Salutem Analytics - Scan2Detect
  • Syrinx Environmental Pty Ltd - Green Infrastructure Assessment Matrix (GIAM) Web Application
  • Triphasic Cardiac Pump Pty Ltd - A novel cardiac pump for physiological perfusion.

2017 recipients

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