Ignite Innovation Awards


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Our researchers are not constrained by tradition - by thinking in a whole new way, we uncover a whole new approach to solving problems. Together, we can stop imagining what might be possible and advance the health and wellbeing of the world around us.

Exploring the molecular to examine the builing blocks of life develops an understanding of the what, how and whys of nature. Our scientists harness this knowledge to develop innovative solutions to the problems that plague us every day.

In suporting our research, you will unleash the expertise of our world-leading cabability in:

  • Venoms and toxins as therapeutics
  • Natural Products
  • Drug discovery
  • Antibiotics against supebugs
  • Biomarker development
  • Bio-insecticides
  • Solar Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genomic technologies

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. Philathropists understand the riskiness and enormous up-side of funding the big, bold transformational ideas.

Let's turn imagination into reality.

"I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts"  Bill Gates.

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. 



Kamyra Laurenson

Advancement Director
Institute for Molecular Bioscience 
+61 7 3346 2185