SME success stories
SIEF Ross Metcalf Fellowship
The SIEF Ross Metcalf STEM+ Business Fellowship program enables SMEs to build on existing successful collaborative projects by providing funding support for the placement of early career researchers (ECR) from Australia's research organisations into their business to develop and implement new ideas with commercial potential.
Queensland-based Aquarius Technologies teamed up with Griffith University through the STEM+ Business program and fast tracked R&D into their Ultima water monitoring technology.
Australian Bay Lobster Producers
Aquaculture SME Australian Bay Lobster Producers Limited is developing a novel vision-system to support healthy lobster growth with SIEF STEM+ Business Fellow Dr Xun Yu at Griffith University.
Sentek and the University of South Australia teamed up to develop a soil in-situ nitrate profiling sensor.
Cinglevue continues their R&D collaboration to develop a framework for speech recognition and understanding in digital learning with support of a SIEF Ross Metcalf STEM+ Business Fellowship.
St Kilda Football Club
St Kilda Football Club teamed up with Monash University to develop a digital tool that personalises tailored sleep profiles designed to improve health, performance and recovery.
Queensland-based Vaxxas teamed up with the University of Queensland through a SIEF Ross Metcalf STEM+ Business project to assist the development of Vaxass' flagship product, the Nanopatch, ending the needle-syringe system of vaccination.
This Sydney-based start-up worked with the STEM+ Business team to tee up a partnership with University of Newcastle's Dr Hui Song and develop some innovative solutions in waste and water management.
Following the success of their CSIRO Kick-Start engagement, retail leasing specialists Leasing Information Systems (LIS) pursued a SIEF STEM+ Business project to deepen the capability of their Accurait® software leading to significant new business.
Mayne Pharma received support to gain US FDA approval for a drug capsule to be marketed in the USA, registration of a patent for a new formula, and multiple high impact research papers through a SIEF STEM+ Business project.
Melbourne biotech start-up MecRx is working with CSIRO researcher Dr Rohan Volpe to fast track drug discovery.
Tackling a critical need in the hard disk drive industry, Melbourne-based laser products specialist OptoTech fast-tracked the development of its surface defect detection system with STEM+ Business.
This Sydney-based pharmaceutical research company teamed up with cardiovascular inflammation and fibrosis specialist, Dr Ben Rayner from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, through a STEM+ Business project looking to fast track drug discovery.
This Emerging biotechnology company has teamed up with University of South Australia through a STEM+ Business project looking to fast track drug discovery.
Workforce Health Assessors
Securing a SIEF STEM+ Business grant enabled Workforce Health Assessors to develop a new pre-employment risk screening system “Quescreen”, filling a current gap in the employment services sector.
From deadly creatures on the Great Barrier Reef to tracking herds of Space Cows, the STEM Together Future Shapers’ Camp experienced science in action.