IMB’s Ignite Innovation Fund exists to translate discovery science that can save lives. Each year our researchers pitch to access vital seed funding to support the translation of new solutions to address the world’s greatest challenges in health, equity and the environment. Through philanthropic support, the Ignite Innovation Awards are made available to inspire our scientists to develop their entrepreneurial skills and make them more viable for commercialisation.
This Giving Day, IMB presents the inaugural Ignite Innovation Awards at a virtual crowd-fundraising event featuring the three standout projects pitching for the top prize of $15,000. You can get involved and watch this LIVE event on Tuesday 19 October at 6pm from the comfort of your own home. Watch the event live! Register here: https://bit.ly/3uJp16A
Meet our 2021 Finalists
Dr Simon de Veer
Simon is seeking support for a way to stop devastating blood clots.
Dr Melanie Oey
Melanie envisages using micro-algae technology to improve treatment of severe burns and wounds.
Dr Nathan Palpant
Nathan believes that the incredible diversity of animals on this planet have revealed a clue to solving heart disease.
Why donate to the Ignite Innovation Fund
Imagine using algae to treat burns. Imagine using plants to stop blood clots. Imagine finding the solution to heart disease in the depths of the ocean.
We are tackling some of the world’s greatest health and environmental challenges. The Ignite Innovation Fund provides vital seed funding to propel innovative research projects through to reality as new cures and treatments.
On this Giving Day you can contribute to gamechanger research and be matched in your giving, increasing our capability to translate life-saving research.
As a philanthropic partner to IMB, you’ll be a part of the solution that creates change for many lives.