About The Program

The IVP is a competitive grant program to assist small to medium enterprises (SMEs) get a step closer to commercialising their innovations by developing collaborative relationships with research providers and specialist commercialisation support services.

Applications open: 9am Wednesday 28 February

Applications close: 11am Wednesday 28 March 2018

Funding will be available to successful applicants from 1 July 2018.

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

The IVP is designed to assist innovators overcome some of the barriers that exist on the path to commercialisation. 

The IVP aims to catalyse new relationships between companies and service providers or to move tentative collaborations into a productive relationship.


In accordance with the New Industries Fund, the objectives of the IVP are to:

  • Stimulate the WA SME sector through the support of innovation initiatives;
  • Decrease the commercialisation gap;
  • Activate industry-government-research collaborations;
  • Increase research and development (R&D) investment into WA; and
  • Promote job creation and economic diversification in WA.

The purpose of the IVP is to:

  • Assist in the development of new or enhanced commercially-ready products or services;
  • Establish prototypes, processes or systems to attract additional investment;
  • Address a particular technical problem that cannot be solved by the applicant, or for which the solution is not readily available.

The program allows for funding up to $20,000 per voucher to be awarded to eligible SMEs.  Recipients will need to provide a net cash co-investment of matched funds at a rate no less than 20:80 of applicant to State Government funding.

Funding applications must fall under one of the IVP eligible expenditure categories:

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

For further information including eligibility and evaluation download the IVP Guidelines for Applicants.

How To Apply

Application in 2018 is online via the IVP grant platform https://innovationvouchers.grantplatform.com/

Applications open: 9am Wednesday 28 February

Applications close: 11am Wednesday 28 March 2018


Note: You will not be able to access the IVP Grant Platform until applications open on 28 February 2018.


Refer to the Guidelines for Applicants to see if you are eligible and when preparing your application.

Questions? Download the Frequently Asked Questions for further information on eligibility, application submission, funding options, service providers, grant values and more.

For all enquiries regarding the IVP contact Sarah Pepi, Program Manager at


2017 Innovation Voucher Recipients

Ausplow Pty Ltd - Granular air delivery system sectional control module



Balconi Telecommunications - Balconi Smart Torch



Coplin Corp Pty Ltd - KodeKLIX educational hardware



Iris Biomedical - Childbirth monitor


Four Flags Pty Ltd - Bulk explosive reduction device



FRAME VR - The Mechatron VR System



GoPC Pty Ltd – BankVault



HUMM Technologies – EDGE



IMR Technologies Pty Ltd - SensaLink vehicle crash alert device



MALDIID Pty Ltd - Legume root nodule bacteria identification



Natuva Pty Ltd - Continuous process for natural liquid soap



Nimble Equipment Pty Ltd - Nimble Storage System



Orchid Valley Pet Caskets - End of life pet products



People Diagnostix - Flourishing at School - mental health measurements



PumpEng Pty Ltd - JetGuard submersible pump



Rytech Australia Pty Ltd - Sunovate – solar energy innovation



Sagacious - Sage Repellent: natural & organic insect repellent



Segnut Pty Ltd - Segnut - fast removal nut



Sherrard Pty Ltd - BinSpring commercialisation strategy



Soter Analytics Pty Ltd - Wearable technology for industrial safety



Taste Black Gold -Commercial black truffle processing



Terra15 Pty Ltd - Distributed vibration sensing on optical fibre cables