Ignite Innovation Awards

Let's turn imagination into reality.

Our scientists' imaginations spark revolutionary ideas with the potential to create innovative solutions for the world’s most perplexing challenges. 

Yet these revolutionary ideas are considered too risky to gain support from government grant schemes or commercial investment. Philanthropists understand the riskiness and enormous up-side of funding the big, bold transformational ideas.  

"By challenging conventional thinking and expanding knowledge over the long term, scientists can solve the biggest problems of our time." — Mark Zuckerberg

We invite IMB researchers of all levels of experience to compete for Ignite Innovation Awards by pitching their revolutionary ideas to an expert panel of peers and representatives of the IMB Advisory Board Translation Sub-Committee. The awards will provide seed funding to kick-start research and provide the critical evidence required for a successful grant application or pitch for commercial investment.  

Donate now to ignite innovation

You can also donate to establish a prestigious named award. For more information, please contact Acting IMB Director of Advancement, Olga Chaourova, on +61 7 3346 2196 or giving@imb.uq.edu.au.