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|