High altitude balloon tourism project
Highlight Ventures is creating a world first tourism experience, taking passengers to the edge of space using high altitude helium balloons. Launches will occur in remote areas of central Australia and will use an Australian designed and built pressurised capsule for passenger safety and comfort during the flight.
Leo McHugh, Managing Director of Highlight Ventures, said that Commercialisation Australia has been instrumental in generating investor interest in their project. “The funds provided by the Skills and Knowledge grant have enabled us to focus on investment related business development alongside our technical development. The Case Managers assigned by Commercialisation Australia have been well suited because of their interest in our field and have provided valuable advice and numerous relevant contacts, as well as the type of general advice most needed by a fledgling company.”