Applications for expression of interest are now open for the ‘Ignite ideas Fund’ Round 8. The Ignite Ideas Fund supports Queensland based small to medium businesses that have high-growth potential to undertake commercialisation projects that will:

  • strengthen key industries in Queensland
  • diversify the Queensland economy
  • compete in domestic and global markets
  • engage and/or benefit regional Queensland
  • create new jobs, now and into the future.

The ignite ideas funding is available to commercialise highly innovative and new products or services that are at minimum viable product stage or beyond. The essential core of your new project or service should already have been tested in action with potential customers a proof of concept, prototype and/or pilot.

Ignite Ideas funding will not support the development of a concept for a new business, the further development or improvement of an existing product or service, or to expand into new markets if the product or service is already in a market.

Some previous grant recipients have included funding for:

  • Fashion visualisation technology
  • Solar powered drones
  • Online concrete ordering and scheduling app
  • Injection technology for tree weed control
  • Lock Jaw Ladder Grip
  • Waste to Hydrogen

Two tiers of funding are available:
Up to $100,000 for projects of up to 12 months duration or up to $200,000 for projects of up to 24 months duration.

More information on the eligibility criteria for the grant can be found here.

Expressions of interest close 10am on Thursday 22nd July 2021