About the Program

The Innovation Vouchers Program can provide your small to medium enterprise (SME) with the financial boost it needs to access professional skills, services or knowledge, enabling you to advance your idea or commercial activity in Western Australia.

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

Objectives

In accordance with the New Industries Fund, the Innovation Vouchers Program objectives are to:

  • Stimulate the WA SME sector by supporting 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 Innovation Vouchers Program is to:

  • Help develop new or enhanced commercially-ready products or services;
  • Establish prototypes, processes or systems to attract additional investment; and
  • 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 vouchers to be awarded to eligible SMEs. Recipients will need to provide a net cash co-investment at a rate of at least 20:80 applicant-to-State Government funding.

Funding applications must fall under one of the Innovation Vouchers Program eligible expenditure categories:

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

For more information read the Guidelines for Applicants

How to Apply

Apply online via the Innovation Vouchers Program grant platform

Applications are open and close 11am Friday 29 March 2019. Funding is available to successful applicants from 1 July 2019.

For eligibility criteria, read the Guidelines for Applicants

Questions? Download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Annabel Price at innovationvouchers@jtsi.wa.gov.au

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2018 Innovation Voucher 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 endrotracheal 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 mushroom 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 - Trisphasic Cardiac Pump

2017 Innovation Voucher Recipients