SA Lighting Firm Awarded $750K Grant for Future Smart Cities
South Australia’s Green Frog Systems was this week officially honoured in a list of applicants that have been offered funding under the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Federal Entrepreneurs' Programme. The Entrepreneurs’ Programme, delivered through the Department of Industry and Science for commercialisation grants will assist Australian entrepreneurs, small and medium businesses to develop innovation, research and drive solutions for business growth and competitiveness.
The grant worth $760,837 has been awarded to Green Frog Systems to accelerate their innovation and scale their business operations in readiness for new markets. Green Frog Systems who will match the dollar investment, will provide modular, smart solar lighting systems for use in public places. Their smart city lighting technologies are not only brighter and longer lasting than conventional products, they will be delivering solutions at highly competitive prices for government, councils and mining. Green Frog Systems, who operates firmly in the sustainable lighting arena with its unique solar lighting and intelligent energy storage systems is set to disrupt the commercial solar lighting space in the coming months.
Anticipated to be launched in Q4 2018, Green Frog Systems new generation product for smart cities will offer pioneering solar lighting solutions with high volume, all night capability, zero maintenance and intelligent smart monitoring features. The product will closely follow on the footsteps of further soon to be announced innovations from the engineering development division of Green Frog Systems. Details of the innovation are under wraps for now and the company will reveal more information prior to product launch.
Speaking about the award, David Wilson, Founder and CEO of Green Frog Systems said” The grant has come at a pivotal time for Green Frog Systems, people will be scratching their heads and wondering who is this little company in Adelaide? We have deliberately stayed under the radar, quietly scaling our business for some time and upping the ante in terms of our innovation. People are going to be blown away by our tech, which is going to make a real difference as Australia integrates Smart City Technology. We are delighted with the grant award, it's fantastic news for South Australia and we’ll waste no time in the development of these technologies” commented Wilson.