Australian Govt funds IT start-ups

Summary:This week Australia's Federal Government announced it had allocated $3.6 million in funding to 57 local research projects so that they could be commercialised, with many of them being web or IT-related start-ups.

This week Australia's Federal Government announced it had allocated $3.6 million in funding to 57 local research projects so that they could be commercialised, with many of them being web or IT-related start-ups.

The Commercialising Emerging Technology (COMET) grants were doled out by Senator Kim Carr in his role as minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Each of the companies received $64,000 towards their efforts.

bootstrappr trawled through the list and pulled the most obviously web 2.0 or IT-related companies out; we've listed them here, although we haven't investigated their products or services.

Myspider:
Website-crawling and aggregation software integrated with search functionality
Faulkner Technologies:
Elastic-Apps, a web-based software as a service solution for development of business applications software
Travellr:
A sophisticated and user-centric web 2.0 service
Ozmiz:
The ScrollMiz software provides easy reading of text and viewing of images on mobile phones or portable pocket PCs
Bizexpress:
Software for management of the rehabilitation value chain
EatingSafe:
Database management technology covering nutritional ingredient and allergy information for supermarket products
Lucia Publishing Systems:
Print on demand software for publishing books
Everyday Hero:
Online fundraising management system for not-for-profit companies
Research it Online/The Sadkowsky Family Trust:
Open source software applications for medical research
Duxtel:
Duxtel Internet Commander solution
Histology Online:
Image-intensive online course-ware for medical and health science disciplines
Escalated Advertising:
Visual media technology for advertising on escalator handrails
Creative Ad Technology:
Video ad-serving platform
Longreach Group:
Broadband wireless transmission system
Edcube:
E-learning software for student digital portfolios
Choiceengine:
Consumer product search engine based on economic utility optimisation
Depth Analysis:
Multi-view camera scanning system for reconstruction of 3D animation
Keep in Touch Australia:
Novel communication platform for aged care
G Learning:
Online interactive training and education system
Dimoto:
Hardware for plastic optical fibre Ethernet-based data networking
Clear Falls:
Hardware/software coupling application for high computing performance, minimising power consumption
Know Ballyhoo:
System of algorithms to organise documents by relevance for any profession
Toast Technology:
Improved provisioning and subscription platform for SaaS delivery
Employment Agencysystem Intelligence:
Outsourced back-office system for small to medium enterprise employment agencies
Ayrb:
Web-based solution for occupational health and safety, injury and claims management
Exit Info:
A web-based tool for conducting, analysing and managing employee interviews
Questmetrics:
QuestML XML-based mark-up language as a formal definition system for market research surveys

Do you work for one of these companies? Drop us a line with some more info about what you do and your website address, or post some comments below this article.

Topics: Government, CXO, Enterprise 2.0, Government : AU, Start-Ups

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