Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Hon Michael Mischin LLB (Hons) BJuris (Hons) MLC

Former Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

    WA companies rewarded for innovation

    20/11/2015 7:30 AM
     
    • 20 successful applicants in second round of the Innovation Vouchers Program
    • Up to $20,000 available for eligible small-to-medium businesses 

    A non-invasive prenatal testing technology, a geospatial messaging platform, red waste mud technology, and organic wine-based gourmet food products are just some of the innovations sharing $350,000 from the State Government's Innovation Vouchers Program.

     

    Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the program provided a financial boost for small-to-medium businesses to help turn innovative ideas into a commercial reality.

     

    "The successful applicants are developing ideas that have practical, commercial application and help build Western Australia's reputation for high-quality, industry-led, innovation," Mr Mischin said.

     

    "In this second round, applications were received from a diverse range of industries including agriculture, mining, renewables, health and medical, e-learning, building and construction, and freight and transportation. 

     

    "Successful applicants will use the funding for research and product development, technology transfer, securing intellectual property, or commercialisation support services."

     

    The recipients are:

    About Produce Pty Ltd (Canning Vale); Anodynic Pty Ltd (Beaconsfield); Davies Wear Plate Systems (Belmont); BuildingApprovals.com (Australia) Pty Ltd (South Fremantle); Cervical ChinUp Pty Ltd (Cottesloe); DW & SE Thompson (Katanning); EcoDiagnostics Pty Ltd (Guildford); Exergy Power Pty Ltd (Bentley); Fleet Engineering Pty Ltd (Kewdale); Floq Co. Pty Ltd t/a Boundlss (Applecross); GeoMoby Pty Ltd (Scarborough); Metro Power Company Pty Ltd (West Perth); oneVR Pty Ltd (Subiaco); Peloton Resources Pty Ltd (Leederville); Hard Hat Bookkeeper (Myaree); Professional Development Online Pty Ltd (Bentley); Protect Me (East Perth); Roesner Pty Ltd (Harvey); Seeklocal Australia Pty Limited (Subiaco); and The LakeHouse Denmark Pty Ltd (Denmark)

     

    Fact File

    • A total of 25 vouchers worth $450,000 were awarded in round one this year. Between 2011 and 2013, the program provided financial support of more than $600,000 to 32 WA businesses
    • For more information, visit http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5600