LYRO receives Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Funding

Brisbane, Australia – April 2022


Australia’s leading robotics and AI company, LYRO Robotics, has been selected as a recipient of an Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas grant. The government support will enable LYRO to put more robots into the hands of farmers and packing operators. LYRO creates robots that pick and pack fruit and vegetables to secure our food supply chain.

Robots helping farmers pick and pack fruit and veg

LYRO Robotics is the brainchild of co-founders Juxi Leitner and Nicole Robinson. They’re a Brisbane-based, deep-tech start-up building intelligent robots, which help farmers across regional Queensland to identify, sort and package fruit and vegetables.

These intelligent robots address a significant gap in the market and provide a solution to many farmers’ problems. It empowers farmers to integrate technology into their operations, optimises operating margins, reduces food wastage, increases efficiency and mitigates the impacts of labour shortages. And best of all, the robots can be fitted to farmers’ existing operations and installed in less than one hour!

With $100,000 in Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding, LYRO Robotics is planning to manufacture hundreds of robots helping dozens of farmers to pick and pack fruit and veg. This business growth also means expanding their local team to keep up with demand.

We caught up with LYRO Robotics co-founders Juxi and Nicole to learn more about their product and how the Ignite Ideas Fund will help their business grow… Continue reading:

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Ignite Ideas funding is available to commercialise highly innovative and new products or services that are at minimum viable product stage or beyond.

The Ignite Ideas Fund supports Queensland based small to medium businesses that have high-growth potential to undertake commercialisation projects that will: strengthen key industries in Queensland, diversify the Queensland economy, compete in domestic and global markets, engage and/or benefit regional Queensland, create new jobs, now and into the future. Viability and scalability beyond completion of the project must be a key long-term outcome. Learn more:

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LYRO Robotics is an Australian robotics & AI company and is a global leader in intelligent robots for order fulfilment and fruit packing. LYRO is creating the brains, eyes and hands for the next generation of smart robots.