$12 m in Accelerating Commercialisation grants awarded

Funding for a $12.2 million round of Accelerating Commercialisation grants has been announced, with assistance going to companies including makers of EV chargers, products for green steelmaking, fruit harvesting robots and hydrogen energy storage systems.

Twenty-two companies were successful in the round of the program, which provides up to $1 million in matched funding to help bring new products, services and processes to market.

EVOS, which came out of stealth mode in July last year, was awarded $837,472 for its Smart Start Technology Project. The AC charger business is focussed on developing a software and hardware ecosystem to make recharging vehicles simpler and smarter for individuals and fleets, including through analytics and new authentication methods. 

Biocarbon was awarded $293,840 for a project described as “Scaling Renewable Carbon for Green Steelmaking”. Biocarbon’s website describes it as a maker of “biochar, pyroligneous acid, bio oil and syngas for industrial and agricultural applications” from biomass waste.

Orchard automation company Ripe Robotics earned $571,567 for “Commercialisation of an Autonomous Fruit Harvesting Machine”. The company is currently trialling robotic harvesting of apples, oranges, and plums, and says it plans commercial-scale picking this year. 

Endua was awarded just under $1 million for “Commercialising clean energy storage solutions using green hydrogen”. The company’s backers include Ampol and Main Sequence Ventures, and it is developing off-grid storage and generation systems based green hydrogen.

(A full list of successful applicants is reproduced below.)

“These latest projects are all great examples of Australian innovations – many across high-skilled manufacturing priorities – which have remarkable potential to improve the quality of our lives, create new jobs and support our economic recovery,” said industry minister Angus Taylor in a statement.

Picture: Ripe Robotics

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Applicant name Project title Grant amount (ex GST)
BioCarbon Pty Ltd Scaling Renewable Carbon for Green Steelmaking $293,840
DetectED-X Pty Ltd ImagED – Breast and Chest; Transforming radiologic image quality $530,195
EVOS Energy Pty Ltd EVOS Smart Start Technology Project $837,472
Frethan Technology Pty Ltd Commercialisation of the import/export supplier management system – Frethan $600,000
givvable Pty Ltd givvable – helping businesses reach their sustainability targets, faster $557,425
MicroTrace Pty Ltd Commercial prototype for MicroTrace X-ray Analyser system $540,000
Opxflo Group Pty Ltd Commercial Prototype & Trial of Opxflo Seed Coating & Drying Module $860,000
PairTree Intelligence Pty Ltd Integrated Crop Data Intelligence – Farm Junction Point $170,000
Ripe Robotics Pty Ltd Ripe Robotics: Commercialisation of an Autonomous Fruit Harvesting Machine $571,567
Southern Ocean Subsea Pty Ltd Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Net Stitcher $988,400
Stealth Special Vehicles Pty Ltd Stealth OzPOD pre-production trial $400,000
Tribe Technology Pty Ltd Tribe Technology World First Automated RC Drilling Sampling System $864,040
Vayeron Pty Ltd Development of an IoT Hardware Platform for open sensor development $242,505
V-DAQ Pty Ltd National commercialisation of V-DAQ’s Drive Easy compliance telematics $262,808
Air Robe Pty Ltd AirRobe – Keeping clothes out of landfill with the Circular Wardrobe $489,830
Anderson Horticulture Pty Ltd Commercialisation of World-First Micropropagated Avocado Trees $403,558
Endua Pty Ltd Commercialising clean energy storage solutions using green hydrogen $998,269
Fossilytics Engineered Solutions Pty Ltd A new technology for enhanced reservoir and production management $250,000
Monash University Inhaled Oxytocin for Improved Maternal Health in Australia & Globally $490,222
Rassure Pty Ltd Distribution Watch: Reducing the cost of unproductive bookings for airlines $450,000
ResusRight Pty Ltd Commercialisation of the Juno Training System for newborn resuscitation $419,799
SDIP Innovations Pty Ltd JAZBI Kit, a Novel Solution Enabling Patient-Specific Bone Treatment $1,000,000

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