One of the key challenges for anyone attempting to take new opportunities to market is the issue of 'what to do next'.
Often there are questions such as 'Who are the target customers for your idea and how will you reach them?' or 'How much will it cost to take your idea to market and how will you fund it?' which need to be answered in order to progress an opportunity.
Often inventors and innovators struggle to answer these questions and turn an idea into commercial reality.
This challenge is widely recognised and in 2008 the AIC was asked by the Queensland Government to provide a free specialised service to entrepreneurs resident in Queensland.
The AIC subsequently developed a web-based self-help system - Inventor Service - to provide the resources needed, so these individuals could assess their ideas and begin to prepare their idea for market entry.
Request a Logon to the Inventor Service
To obtain access to the Inventor Service please complete the information below. Upon receipt of the information, you will be contacted via email within three business days to advise of logon details.
Prices to access the Inventor Service
Other Australian Inventors:
Free (Subsidised by the QLD government)
$150 (incl GST)
The Inventor Service includes the following:
- An online assessment to determine where you are currently positioned in the commercialisation of your product or service. At the completion of the questionnaire, the resultant report will provide guidance on the remaining areas to address.
- Written guides providing advice to assist you complete the remainder of the process.
- Templates such as business and commercialisation plans which will help you prepare for your business or project and to communicate with interested third parties such as potential financiers and collaborators.
- A project management workspace to help you plan and manage your project.
Upon completion of the online assessment, you may also request for an AIC Commercialisation Consultant to advise you further. Please note that this initial review is free for Queensland residents only. Following the initial review, fees are payable.