15 WA innovators and SMEs win funding to commercialise their innovations

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15 innovators and small businesses from diverse industries and fields will receive innovation vouchers to grow their businesses in WA as part of the 2019 Innovation Vouchers Program.

Each successful applicant will receive up to $20,000 and gain access to specialist services in research, product development, technology transfer, or intellectual property and commercialisation support.

Some of this year’s successful applicants include Canning Vale-based company HP LAT Pty Ltd – which is developing High Performance Low Abrasion Tray for mining trucks – West Perth-based company Selvax – which is looking to commercialise a self-vaccine immunotherapy for cancer, and Osborne Park firm AMLab Pty Ltd, which is developing machine vision for fully automated ship-to-shore container cranes.

In announcing this year’s successful applicants, Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly said the Innovation Vouchers Program allows small-to-medium enterprises to improve their capability and commercialise their innovations to facilitate economic growth and create West Australian jobs.

“Creating more jobs for Western Australians and diversifying our economy is a priority for this Government. One of the ways we are achieving this outcome is by supporting local small businesses to grow,” the Minister said.

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“From food products to cancer treatments and Aboriginal heritage site monitoring, this year’s voucher recipients are a testament to the diversity and strength of ideas we have in our State.

“I wish all the winners the best in using their grants to develop their innovation, and hope to see their businesses grow to ultimately boost our economy and create WA jobs.”

The full list of 2019 Innovation Voucher recipients is available here.

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