A total of 21 startup and small businesses have been awarded funding up to $20,000 through the Western Australian government’s Innovation Vouchers program.
Vouchers are available to assist costs for R&D, product development, technology transfer and intellectual property, and commercialisation services, and support companies at a rate of at least 20:80 applicant to WA government funding.
Voucher winner EarBuddy was singled out in a statement from innovation minister Don Punch. The medtech startup has developed a treatment for “glue ear” in children without surgery, using a device that was “engineered and is now being manufactured locally by Atamo Innovations in Belmont.”
The Innovation Vouchers scheme has been running since 2011, and has provided 199 vouchers totalling $3.7 million in its ten years.
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