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Fund ignites fresh ideas

Man in wheel chair sitting at desk collaborating with a colleague

Next generation lighter and stronger powered wheelchair

The department’s commitment of $16.5 million is linking 119 ingenious small businesses with the capital they need to develop game-changing innovations.

Through Advance Queensland’s Ignite Ideas Fund, Next Generation Mobility is developing lighter and stronger power wheelchairs.

Made of the latest aerospace materials, the wheelchairs—designed and built on the Gold Coast—will be used all over the world.

Not innovative enough? Smartphones can drive these wheelchairs, with carers using their mobile devices to take control when safety is a concern or if the wheelchair user becomes fatigued.

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Last updated
9 October 2017
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