Innovation Coaching

Assisting clients develop the culture and practices of innovation in business.

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation Innovation Coaching program is based on the Innovation Coaching Program that AIC developed for the Queensland government Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts (DSITIA) and which AIC delivered across Queensland between 2009 and 2013. The program was developed as part of the Queensland Wide Innovation Network (QWIN) which assists SMEs to access a range of innovation services and innovation support programs. 

The new commercial Innovation Coaching program from AIC provides numerous benefits:
  • Mentoring by providing the client with a wealth of experience gained by the AIC in working with hundreds of clients
  • Guided coaching with practical tools to give lasting, hands-on learning in business innovation
  • Referrals through AIC's extensive networks so that the client has access to the best expertise. 
The Innovation Coaching program is available across Australia. Within Queensland, Innovation Coaches work with DSITIA and DSDIP regional offices to identify and assist SMEs that could benefit from innovation coaching.  Companies vary in their readiness for Innovation Coaching. This service is not for everyone. However, our coaches also provide connections and referrals to other service providers within the Australian Innovation Network.

Companies that benefit most from this service are small to medium enterprises (SMEs), or clusters of SMEs that are ready to innovate, and that have leaders committed to innovation but do not currently have the clear direction, confidence, capabilities or creative processes to take advantage of the power of innovation without some assistance. The AIC Innovation Coaching process teaches companies HOW TO INNOVATE and HOW TO BECOME AN INNOVATIVE COMPANY for the long term.

For further information about the AIC's Innovation Coaching please email 

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.



“...our productivity has increased by 25%...”

Business Development and Founder, Argonyx Studios