SA lighting firm awarded $750k grant for future smart cities
South Australia’s Green Frog System, which develops solar lighting and intelligent energy storage systems, has been offered funding under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Federal Entrepreneurs’ Programme.
The Entrepreneurs’ Programme is delivered through the Department of Industry and Science, providing commercialisation grants to assist Australian entrepreneurs, as well as small and medium-sized businesses to develop innovation, research and drive solutions for business growth and competitiveness.
A grant worth $760,837 has been awarded to Green Frog Systems to help the company accelerate its innovation and scale its business operations in readiness for new markets.
“The grant has come at a pivotal time for Green Frog Systems, people will be scratching their heads and wondering who is this little company in Adelaide? We have deliberately stayed under the radar, quietly scaling our business for some time and upping the ante in terms of our innovation. People are going to be blown away by our tech, which is going to make a real difference as Australia integrates Smart City Technology. We are delighted with the grant award, its fantastic news for South Australia and we’ll waste no time in the development of these technologies,” says Green Frog Systems founder and chief executive David Wilson.
Green Frog Systems, which has pledged to match the dollar investment, will provide modular, smart solar lighting systems for use in public places. These systems are brighter and longer lasting than conventional products, and also deliver solutions at competitive price points for government, councils and mining.
Green Frog Systems new generation product for smart cities is expected to be launched in Q4 2018 and will offer solar lighting solutions with high volume, all night capability, zero maintenance and intelligent smart monitoring features.