Ignite Innovation Fund Description

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.

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Why donate to Ignite Innovation Fund

IMB scientists' imaginations spark revolutionary ideas with great potential to solve the world's most perplexing challenges. Your support will provide vital seed funding to kick-start their innovative research projects through the Ignite Innovation Awards. Be a part of IMB’s mission to create change.

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