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 Recipients Announced

The Western Australian Government has awarded $643,872 to innovators across the State to help commercialise their innovative ideas and projects. 

A total 34 startups and small businesses have been awarded up to $20,000 each through the Innovation Booster Grant which aims to assist WA innovators.  

  • See the full list of 2022 IBG recipients at bottom of page.

Congratulations to all the recipients, wishing them every success in advancing their innovative activity in Western Australia.  

About the Grant

The Innovation Booster Grant is a competitive funding grant, designed to provide WA-based startups and small businesses 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.

Innovation Booster Grants are awarded in any of the following four categories:

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

Future IBG Rounds

For the latest updates, information regarding the 2023 round and other funding opportunities, subscribe to the New Industries WA newsletter.

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

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

2022 recipients

  • Biotome Pty Ltd - Helitope: A Precision Diagnostic Test for Stomach Cancer Risk ($18,000)
  • Camp Connect Pty Ltd - Camp Connect App commercialisation plan for expansion ($14,800)
  • Carbon Ag Solutions Pty Ltd - Recycled waste amendment improves agricultural crops, soil carbon sequestration ($19,200)
  • CleanSubSea Operations Pty Ltd - CleanSubSea Envirocart System - in-water hull cleaning, capture and containment system ($20,000)
  • Click Brick Pty Ltd - Innovation that converts recycled plastic into bricks ($20,000)
  • Colleagues Matrixx - Colleagues Matrixx Develops Novel Innovative Resources Sector Technology - MatrixXchange ($14,800)
  • COTU Collective Pty Ltd - 'Web3' talent platform, where users can exchange creative talent and ideas more efficiently ($20,000)
  • Dark Stry - An immersive augmented reality prototype of 'Dark Stry'- a self-guided adventure app for urban explorers ($12,000)
  • DiGii Pty Ltd - Individualised curriculum reporting and program extension ($20,000)
  • Digital Process Servers - Commercialisation of Digital Process Serving ($20,000)
  • Farm and Turf Equipment (WA) Pty Ltd - Project Electro-Retro (ER) - a revolutionary technology in clean garden mowing machines ($20,000)
  • Force Hooks Pty Ltd - Artificial Intelligence Enabled Strength Monitoring Solution for Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation ($19,000)
  • Gene S Pty Ltd - GeneS-Youth-MIND kit– making personalised prescription possible ($20,000)
  • Helme Pty Ltd - Helme’s Damper Clamp™ - the shock absorber for service lines ($20,000)
  • Hemp Squared Pty Ltd - Hemp block certification for use in social housing ($19,353)
  • Innovative Mentoring Pty Ltd - Simplify the complexity of NDIS for WA’s Disability Community ($19,840)
  • Interpredata Pty Ltd - Digital traceability tool that stores data in a data warehouse, preserving original sample data and cleaning data for analysis, classification and geo-location ($19,700)
  • Leva Build Pty Ltd - Leva Build: Project Development & Prototyping of Wireless House Lifting Jacks ($20,000)
  • Lycaon Group Pty Ltd - Self-contained Hydrogen Storage and Power Module for industrial mobile equipment ($20,000)
  • Markr Systems - Virtual signage app and content management system that uses augmented reality (AR) ($19,793)
  • Mineral Magic - Field research trials to expand the impact of its innovative 'Mineral Magic' product to the agricultural sector ($20,000)
  • Numero Maths Pty Ltd - Numero App will make use of Numero (a mental maths card game used in most schools across the state) easier and cheaper for schools, particularly for smaller and remote ones ($18,000)
  • Open Corridor Inc. - 'Smart City Monitor' - an innovative IoT-based platform that enables cities to monitor and manage a broad range of IoT-enabled applications and services ($20,000)
  • Pretect Devices Pty Ltd - Innovative continuous monitoring device that detects Intravenous Therapy(IV) leakage in preterm babies ($19,952)
  • Respiradigm Pty Ltd - Asthma Umbilical Cord Blood Screening Test for Babies ($16,800)
  • SafenSecureCyber - Cyber resilience for WA small businesses ($15,862)
  • Scoop Digital Pty Ltd - An analytics dashboard for its content sharing platform that will help local businesses obtain content and technology needed to compete in local and global markets ($20,000)
  • Seafasten Offshore Pty Ltd - Seafasten GRID- a faster and more efficient sea-fastening solution to secure cargo to the deck of a vessel ($20,000)
  • SeedCulture - Minimum viable product development for SeedCulture platform- a sustainability education and engagement tool for teams ($20,000)
  • S5 System Pty Ltd - Bolted joints tightness and pre-tension monitoring with smart washers ($18,732)
  • Tjuart Architects Pty Ltd - Eco Tourist Pod Development ($20,000)
  • Verve InfoTec Pty Ltd - Innovative technology platform that provides an efficient and convenient rehabilitation service for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery ($20,000)
  • VetChip - An Electronic Animal Health Record Database to Store VetChip Data ($20,000)
  • Whole Green Foods Pty Ltd - Applying enzymatic processing technology to create hemp seed milk ($18,040)

2021 recipients

2020 recipients

2019 recipients

2018 recipients

  • 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

Page reviewed 10 August 2022