The Morrison Government is supporting a local company in Gilmore to scale-up and take on new markets under the latest round of the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grants.
SmartOysters from Broulee will share in $3.9 million to develop a mobile map-based farm operations application for small-medium scale aquaculture farmers. The application will minimise the need for farmers to rely on memory and manual processes to operate their farms by digitally capturing their unique practices.
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter said the grants were designed to support Australian companies like SmartOysters to scale up and break into new domestic and international markets, while also growing new local job opportunities.
“The Government is proud to support Australian businesses to commercialise innovative ideas that have the potential to change our lives for the better,” Minister Porter said.
“Not only are we backing these businesses to grow into new markets, we’re also helping to grow the jobs of the future, which is especially important as we continue to recover from COVID-19.”
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan welcomed the success of SmartOysters saying it was a boost for the local community.
“This $398,350 grant will help SmartOysters take its product to the world, and create new local jobs in Gilmore,” Senator Molan said.
“I’m delighted to see breakthrough innovations like SmartOysters’ app being developed right here in Gilmore.”
Accelerating Commercialisation is part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, which has provided 551 grants worth over $270 million to Australian businesses since its establishment in 2014.
More information on the grant recipients is available at https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/accelerating-commercialisation/accelerating-commercialisation-funding-offers
Information on how to join the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and apply for an Accelerating Commercialisation grant is available at www.business.gov.au/ep.