Innovation Clinics

What were AIC Innovation Clinics?

Innovation Clinics are the AIC's premier transformation process, developed to foster committed and targeted breakthrough solutions and action plans for challenges and opportunities.

Through the pre-selection of a strategically important issue for a single firm, or a group of firms in an industry sector, region or networked value chain, Innovation Clinics assist participants in understanding the issue, identifying opportunities and implementing innovative solutions from within their organisations and firms.

In their simplest form, AIC Innovation Clinics promote the adoption of innovation and technology to solve problems for firms, and build new industry value chains and networks. The process is also capable of producing transformative and disruptive commercial and organisational results.

Why an AIC Innovation Clinic?

Across various industries and industry sectors, Innovation Clinics assist in the development and maintenance of deeper, more robust linkages between technology end-users, researchers, industry and government.

Using its proven Innovation Clinic Delivery Procedure, AIC Innovation Clinics achieve this by:

  1. Promoting awareness of solutions that may require application of alternative technologies or R&D outcomes;
  2. Increasing industry capability to develop and utilise technology;
  3. Improving uptake of technology to increase industry productivity and sustainability in new and expanding markets; and
  4. Supporting targeted collaborative research programs that are demand-driven by industry stakeholders.

What were the Outcomes of AIC Innovation Clinics?

Stimulating technology receptiveness between the research community, government, SMEs and end-users enable participating parties to:

  1. Determine which R&D projects should be pursued;
  2. Identify long-term, flexible portfolio of R&D priorities;
  3. Identify appropriate parties to participate in research and commercialisation activities.

Case Studies

The AIC has conducted a range of Innovation Clinics (components of the AIC Industry Innovation Framework):

AIC Industry Innovation Framework Case Studies:


AIC Innovation Clinic´┐Ż Case Studies:

AIC Commercialisation Masterclass

This Professional Development workshop will assist researchers, product managers and entrepreneurs derive full value from their innovations and is designed for those with a general understanding of commercialisation principles.



“Excellent workshop, a must do regardless of industry...”

Pablo Caroenas, NQ Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy