Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 13:20
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Local business gets $95,000 to test bright idea

A business in Bradfield has been awarded $94,654 by the Morrison Government to test its thermal imaging sensor project.

Earth Ocean and Space Pty Ltd (EOS) is among 23 small and medium Australian businesses which will share in $2.27 million of grants in the latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).

Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher said EOS was a credit to the Bradfield electorate and had been recognised for its innovation and ingenuity.

“Innovation like this drives the creation of new businesses and helps existing businesses to grow,” Mr Fletcher said.

“I congratulate EOS, which has received a $95,000 grant under the Automating the detection of whales at sea challenge, which is one of five challenges in this round of the initiative.”

The projects in this round have a focus on improving the natural environment.”

“This particular project will assess the feasibility of integrated vessel-deployed thermal imaging sensors, rapid optical pointing systems and high-performance on-board image processing.”

“I wish EOS every success in progressing its idea.”

The BRII encourages Australian small to medium enterprises along the pathway to innovation while they help solve key challenges for Government.

The challenges under the priority sectors round are: Revolutionising agricultural spray application; Turning office trash into energy treasure; Counting fish using advanced technologies; Turning farm crops into a renewable hydrogen source and Automating the detection of whales at sea.

For more information about the BRII, go to business.gov.au/BRII.