If you are an entrepreneur, inventor or business owner trying to take your unique intellectual property to market, one of the toughest challenges faced is the commercialisation process.
Accelerating Commercialisation is a key offering under the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (EIP) and works through an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. The key objective is to promote business growth and competitiveness through support for business improvement and economic growth.
Minister for Industry Mr Macfarlane has commented on the commericialisation process for small businesses, inventors and entrepreneurs alike stating “Australia has some of the best researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs in the world, but our track record of turning great ideas into commercial products is not as good as it could be, or as good as it should be if we are to keep pace in evolving global markets”.
Accelerating Commercialisation helps address the challenges associated with commercialising novel intellectual property in the form of new products, processes and services by offering access to experienced Commercialisation Advisers. It also helps facilitate greater commercial and economic returns from public or private research and development investment in order to drive business growth and competitiveness.
To be eligible for the benefits of Accelerating Commercialisation, projects must consist of at least one of the following:
Ineligible Accelerating Commercialisation projects are those that:
Successful applicants of the program will receive multiple benefits including an invitation to join the portfolio of Australian businesses undertaking early stage commercialisation activities; guidance from a Commercialisation Adviser to help achieve objectives; an opportunity to access the Expert Network and exposure to investors and multi-national corporations.