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New Industries Fund: Innovation Booster Grant

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New Industries Fund: Innovation Booster Grant

Assisting WA-based startups and small businesses commercialise their innovative ideas or projects, and to expand to create jobs.

The Innovation Booster Grant (IBG) is a competitive Western Australian government grant, funded through the $25.8 million New Industries Fund which sits under the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI). Prior to 2022, it was known as the ‘Innovation Vouchers Program’.

The Innovation Booster Grant (IBG) is a competitive funding grant, designed to provide WA-based startups and small businesses with the financial boost needed to access professional skills, services or knowledge, to advance their innovative idea, project or commercial activity in Western Australia.

The WA Government recognises that innovative startups and small businesses have great ideas, but taking these ideas and turning them into new and sustainable business opportunities with real commercial outcomes can be difficult.

The program is designed to assist innovators to overcome some of the barriers on the path to commercialisation. It aims to build new relationships between innovators, research providers and specialist commercialisation support services, or to move tentative collaborations into a productive relationship.

Cut-off dates:

Although the IBG program is open all year round, there are various ‘cut-off dates’ when the latest submissions will be downloaded, and then assessed.

Submitted applications cannot be changed after this date. If your application is not ready for assessment, simply continue working on it, without pressing ‘submit’.

The upcoming ‘cut-off dates’ are:

  • 11am (AWST), Thursday, 15 August 2024
  • 11am (AWST), Thursday, 17 October 2024