A range of programs has been developed to assist companies develop new ideas, see http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/. Readers are strongly urged to sign up for email newsletters on this program, which include closing dates for application for different aspects on this program.
Again, the importance of a well-founded business case to support a strong technology proposal cannot be emphasised strongly enough. Both are key elements of success. Innovation Optimisers can assist here.