Investing in future smart city lighting technology
Green Frog Systems, an Adelaide based firm specialising in commercial solar lighting and energy storage systems has been awarded a commercialisation grant under the Federal Entrepreneurs’ Programme.
Green Frog Systems was officially honoured, in late March 2018, 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 and 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 its innovation and scale its 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. Its smart city lighting technologies are not only brighter and longer lasting than conventional products, but also will deliver 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 the fourth quarter of 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 in 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.
As a leading Australian designer and manufacturer of world-class solar, road and pathway lighting systems, Green Frog Systems focuses on intelligent, predictive energy storage and smart city-ready connected lighting networks and energy storage systems. It became the first in Australia to implement smart city connected infrastructure for an entire town, propelling the SA company onto the national stage. Founded in 2011 by David Wilson, CEO, Green Frog Systems has quickly transformed itself into a national company with an increasingly global presence.
Wilson says of the grant, “The award 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,” Wilson says.
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