South Australian lighting firm Green Frog Systems has been offered funding under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Federal Entrepreneurs’ Programme to accelerate their innovation and scale their business operations.
The $760,837 grant, which will be matched by Green Frog on a dollar-for-dollar basis, will allow the company to provide modular, smart solar lighting systems at highly competitive prices for use in public places.
Green Grog founder and CEO David Wilson said the grant award will help the company disrupt the commercial solar lighting space in the coming months with the launch of its new generation product for smart cities.
“The grant has come at a pivotal time for Green Frog Systems, people will be scratching their heads and wondering who is this little company in Adelaide?” Mr Wilson said.
“We have deliberately stayed under the radar, quietly scaling our business for some time and upping the ante in terms of our innovation.”
Scheduled for launch in late 2018, the company’s next-gen smart city lighting technology will offer pioneering solar lighting solutions with high volume, all night capability, zero maintenance and intelligent smart monitoring features.
According to Mr Wilson, the product will closely follow on the footsteps of further soon to be announced innovations from the company’s engineering development division.
“People are going to be blown away by our tech, which is going to make a real difference as Australia integrates Smart City Technology,” he continued.
“We are delighted with the grant award, it’s fantastic news for South Australia and we’ll waste no time in the development of these technologies.”
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