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Sunday 24 March 2013

Ideas2Market 2013 dates confirmed

Ideas2Market workshops provide an opportunity for innovators to access world-class speakers and business training. Read More...


Monday 7 January 2013

Five strategies for successful commercialisation in biotechnology

The rapidly changing biotechnology environment, influenced by globalisation, competition, financial pressures and the advancement of new technologies, has had a dramatic impact on the small to medium biotechnology firm. Read More...


Wednesday 29 August 2012

Chameleon looks to blend better into environment

Through AIC's TechFast program, Chameleon linked with CQU researchers to produce a prefabricated roof panel. Read More...


Wednesday 29 August 2012

Profile On... Daintree Discovery Centre

The Daintree Discovery Centre has met and positively responded to key challenges facing the tourism industry. Owner Ron Birkett says it's an innovative approach to the experience they offer that rates them well against the average for the sector. Read More...


Monday 27 August 2012

Creating value for CRCs (Cooperative Research Centres)

The AIC has a core capability in creating value for CRCs and has applied this to a wide variety of projects including commercialisation and IP management services, industry engagement frameworks and professional development. Read More...


Tuesday 17 July 2012

Integrating design-led thinking into your business

Design integration is defined as the concept of creating breakthrough innovations in business by applying design thinking to corporate strategy and business processes in a coordinated way. Read More...


Tuesday 6 March 2012

Translating research into viable outcomes

An AIC Commercialisation Bootcamp was recently held at Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET) CRC facility to help DET CRC professionals maximise the impact of their research through strategic intellectual property management. Read More...


Tuesday 6 March 2012

Inventor Service steers synthetic grass surface cleaning system on the journey to success

Entrepreneur Mr Allan Allaway has designed two innovative products that clean synthetic grass surfaces in a unique and undamaging way. During the commercialisation process, Mr Allaway contacted the AIC’s Inventor Service. Read More...


Monday 5 March 2012

Profile on… Joinlox

John Pettigrew, CEO of Joinlox, recently spoke to the AIC about the company’s journey along the commercialisation pathway. The company has developed a range of rapid joining systems. Read More...


Sunday 4 March 2012

The future of biotechnology and nanotechnology - Enabling Technologies Roadmap

In recent months, the AIC has prepared The Enabling Technologies Roadmap (ETRM), commissioned by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research on the advice of the National Enabling Technologies Strategy (NETS) Expert Forum. Read More...


Saturday 3 March 2012

5 ways small businesses can innovate like the big guys

In traditional thinking, being competitive in the global marketplace requires a significant investment in time and resources. Read More...


Thursday 26 January 2012

The John Heine Entrepreneurial Challenge - A launch pad for innovative ideas

Many are familiar with the entrepreneurial success story of how Mark Zuckerberg conceived the idea for social networking website Facebook as a student at Harvard University. Read More...


Sunday 27 November 2011

Engineering for Humanity – Innovative devices to improve the independence of people living with a disability

An electronic cane for the vision impaired that could blitz international competitors on design and price and an insulin pump as slim as a smartphone have taken out top honours. Read More...


Tuesday 8 November 2011

Programs to support companies along their innovation journey

The AIC recently brought you news of our merger with QMI Solutions, highlighting to our customers the benefits of an enhanced service offering. The AIC now has a wider portfolio of programs and services to enhance and complement our existing programs. Read More...


Tuesday 8 November 2011

TechClinic® model recognised at the 2011 Australian Business Awards

TechClinics® are initiatives that assist the development of innovation in SMEs through targeted collaborative R&D projects. The importance of this model was recognised through the The Australian Business Award for Innovation. Read More...


Sunday 6 November 2011

Twenty things you need to ask yourself about innovation

Australian companies are being told that they need to work smarter and more collaboratively to beat the current global economic slowdown; that they will need to be innovative. Read More...


Tuesday 4 October 2011

New Zealand TechClinic® cultivates the use of digital technology in farming

A KiwiNet forum, utilising the AIC TechClinic® approach, has been held in Christchurch to gain insights into how digital technology can improve farm, orchard and vineyard sustainable profitability and grow high tech manufacturing. Read More...


Tuesday 4 October 2011

Next generation networked research and development

The AIC and AIRG (Australian Industrial Research Group) recently held a joint conference on Next Generation Networked R&D. This conference focused on examining new thinking about how R&D and Innovation really works in Australasia. Read More...


Sunday 2 October 2011

Propelling Australian innovators into global manufacturing through Innovativity

A unique four day program developed by the Advanced Manufacturing CRC (AMCRC) to help Australian manufacturing companies develop, protect and commercialise intellectual property is being held in Melbourne and Brisbane. Read More...


Thursday 1 September 2011

The AIC and QMI Solutions combine

The AIC and QMI Solutions have merged to provide business and industry with an unparalleled level of in-house expertise to help enterprises improve and grow. The merged entity will bring benefits to customers through an enhanced service offering. Read More...


Monday 29 August 2011

Awards affirm Tropical North Queensland’s place on the world innovation map

On Friday 12 August 2011, the second Tropical Innovation Awards showcased and rewarded the best and most innovative ideas in Tropical North Queensland. Read More...


Monday 8 August 2011

Next generation networked R&D - New thinking about how R&D and Innovation really works in Australasia

The Australian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) and Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) have designed a joint winter conference that seeks to understand how networked R&D and technology is operating today and how that may develop. Read More...


Friday 29 July 2011

Innovativity for Australian Manufacturers

The AIC recently assisted the Advanced Manufacturing CRC (AMCRC) in the development of a four day innovation management training program for Australian manufacturers, designed to enhance their innovation capability. Read More...


Monday 25 July 2011

Commercialisation Masterclass enhances research commercialisation skills

A Commercialisation Masterclass will be held in Melbourne on Wednesday 14th September to assist researchers in deriving full value from their research. Read More...


Thursday 21 July 2011

Melbourne Commercialisation Masterclass enhances research commercialisation skills

A Commercialisation Masterclass will be held at the Holiday Inn, Melbourne on Wednesday 14th September to assist researchers in deriving full value from their research. Read More...


Tuesday 12 July 2011

AIC Scholarships available at the Hargraves Institute 'Leadership for Specialists' Program - Melbourne & Sydney

Apply for an AIC scholarship to attend a Hargraves Institute 'Leadership for Specialists' Program. Read More...


Tuesday 5 July 2011

European medical device commercialisation insights shared with South Australia’s medical technology sector

A medical device commercialisation presentation to highlight successful European commercialisation models and clusters and opportunities to exploit intellectual property has been delivered in Adelaide to the medical technology sector. Read More...


Wednesday 29 June 2011

R&D Forum seeks greener options for solutions to waste management in tourism destinations

Disposing of organic waste is a problem for all tourist destinations, particularly in pristine destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef. When done efficiently, it not only preserves a location but can even provide value added products. Read More...


Saturday 25 June 2011

Commercialisation Masterclass enhances research commercialisation skills

The Commercialisation Masterclass will develop and extend existing commercialisation knowledge and is designed for those who work in research commercialisation and for those seeking to commercialisation research or derive greater value from research. Read More...


Monday 30 May 2011

AIC CEO to step down

After eight years at the helm, the CEO of the AIC Dr. Rowan Gilmore today announced that he would be relinquishing his role effective mid-June. Dr. Gilmore said that his time leading the AIC had been exciting and one of immense change. Read More...


Sunday 29 May 2011

The Inventor Service: Got a great idea?

One of the key challenges for anyone attempting to take new opportunities to market is the issue of ‘what to do next’. Read More...


Friday 27 May 2011

The business matchmaker

There are often opportunities within a business that if progressed, could deliver benefits such as a new product range, increased market share or international expansion. Read More...


Wednesday 25 May 2011

What’s happened to innovation? Seven Trends and One Big Myth

In most advanced economies of the world, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and inventors are important sources of innovation. Read More...


Tuesday 24 May 2011

Stimulating innovation in entire industries

Innovation can occur at different levels – at the individual, organizational, and industry sector levels. Most of the focus on innovation has been at the individual and organizational levels. Read More...


Tuesday 10 May 2011

Cairns Company makes a splash through Innovation Coaching Program

When Joe Spelta first had the idea, his dream of the world’s first truly chemical-free freshwater swimming pool designed specifically for a tropical climate had been laughed off as undoable within the industry. Read More...


Thursday 5 May 2011

AIC joins new international alliance created to further commercialization of research

Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) Centre for Commercialization of Research (CCR) recently hosted a gathering in a bid to better capitalize on the commercialization potential of publicly funded research and enhance the state of innovation. Read More...


Tuesday 3 May 2011

TechClinic lights the way for greater energy efficiencies

An Enterprise Connect Clean Technology Innovation Centre TechClinic has been held in Sydney to explore how innovations in lighting and control systems increase building energy efficiency. Read More...


Wednesday 30 March 2011

B&C Plastics – Continuing its innovation journey with 3D printing technology

B&C Plastics specialises in plastic injection moulding and toolmaking. The former AIC Innovation Coaching client recently identified further growth opportunities through a new 3D printing process and the creation of sister company, iPersonalised. Read More...


Monday 28 March 2011

Profile on… Specialty Group

Daniel Leipnik of the Specialty Group recently spoke to the AIC about the company’s journey along the commercialisation pathway. The Specialty Group has recently developed a technology solution for the generation of roof top renewable energy. Read More...


Sunday 27 March 2011

Nine Years of Commercialisation Progress

Nine years ago, when the AIC was first created, we were quickly forced to ask ourselves how we could add value to those seeking to commercialise their ideas. Read More...


Monday 7 March 2011

Pre-screening of National Science Week TV series turns research into reality

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) hosted the pre-screening of National Science Week’s TV series “From Research to Reality” on Queensland’s community TV channel, 31 Digital. Read More...


Wednesday 23 February 2011

Austria Wirtschaftsservice’s Peter Feuereisel arrives at the AIC for six month exchange

As covered in last month’s AIC E-Newsletter, the AIC is engaging in a six month exchange program with the Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws). Read More...


Tuesday 22 February 2011

Vienna beckons AIC Director through AIC - Austria Wirtschaftsservice exchange program

Alex Blauensteiner, Director of Industry Collaboration at the AIC, is engaging in a six month secondment with the Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) to exchange knowledge and gain insights into the European innovation and commercialisation environment. Read More...


Tuesday 22 February 2011

Profile on… LifeHaler

One of LifeHaler’s business partners, Mickael Blanc, recently spoke to the AIC about the company’s journey along the commercialisation pathway. LifeHaler Pty Ltd has designed a waterproof asthma inhaler. Read More...


Monday 21 February 2011

Crowdsourcing - Open innovation strategy

Crowdsourcing refers to the outsourcing of tasks and activities, traditionally performed internally by an employee or an external contractor, to a large group of people (a crowd), through an open innovation approach or an open call. Read More...


Tuesday 8 February 2011

Message from the AIC – Recent floods

The AIC would like to extend our support to all those who have been affected by the floods in Queensland and Victoria. The AIC will seek to inform affected businesses about the range of support initiatives being put in place. Read More...


Wednesday 2 February 2011

Report: AIC Commercialisation programs worth annual $177M to Victoria

A new report estimates that innovation services provided to business by the AIC could be worth up to $177 million per year to the Victorian economy in terms of additional turnover, exports, and hundreds of new jobs. Read More...


Tuesday 25 January 2011

Profile on… Barefoot Power

A Founder of Barefoot Power, Stewart Craine, recently spoke to the AIC about the company’s journey along the commercialisation pathway. Barefoot Power designs and manufactures products that have the potential to reduce poverty in developing countries. Read More...


Tuesday 25 January 2011

94 per cent of Ideas2Market workshop attendees now feel more prepared to start their business

94 per cent of attendees of the 2010/11 season of Ideas2Market workshops feel more confident and more prepared to start their business. Read More...


Monday 24 January 2011

Opportunities to exploit geothermal energy begin to heat up

An Enterprise Connect Clean Energy Innovation Centre TechClinic has been held to explore options for Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) and other “Direct Use” geothermal energy technologies in order to promote greater utilisation of this renewable resource. Read More...


Sunday 23 January 2011

The John Heine Entrepreneurial Challenge – A launch pad for water treatment technology

This year’s John Heine Entrepreneurial Challenge winner, Relivit, is in the process of commercialising a new industrial treatment technology to process niche waste streams. Read More...


Saturday 22 January 2011

TechClinic held to identify technologies to improve the quality of mining waste water

A TechClinic™ was recently held to identify if new treatment and remediation technologies can be implemented to improve mining waste water quality. Such treatment is important to enable the treated water to be released into the environment or re-used. Read More...


Thursday 20 January 2011

Report: AIC Commercialisation programs worth annual $49M to South Australia

A new report estimates that innovation services provided by the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) could be worth up to $49M million per year to the South Australian economy in terms of additional turnover, exports, and hundreds of new jobs. Read More...


Tuesday 18 January 2011

Successful Commercialisation of Biotechnology

The rapidly changing biotechnology environment, influenced by globalization, competition, financial pressures and the advancement of new technologies has impacted on the small to medium biotechnology firm. Read More...


Wednesday 17 November 2010

Opportunities to exploit geothermal energy begin to heat up

Clean energy, like other new sectors before it, offers hope of new employment, new businesses, and new solutions. Read More...


Monday 1 November 2010

AIC hosts clean energy workshop in Melbourne to progress emerging opportunities for SMEs

An Enterprise Connect Workshops, Industry Intelligence & Networking (WIIN) event was hosted last week by the AIC in Melbourne to provide an opportunity for SMEs to develop their capabilities to access clean energy markets. Read More...


Tuesday 12 October 2010

University joins forces with the AIC to encourage innovation

An intensive professional development program, run by the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) for those involved in research and development (R&D), can now form part of a Masters degree offered by the University of Adelaide. Read More...


Friday 8 October 2010

Ideas2Market 2010/11 - Assisting entrepreneurs to develop and grow their business

Now in its fifth year, the Ideas2Market small business program has assisted more than 1,200 entrepreneurs to take their ideas to market and the 2010/11 program seeks to build on this success with a range of comprehensive and interactive workshops. Read More...


Wednesday 29 September 2010

"Everything a budding inventor needs to know"

"Everything a budding inventor needs to know" is just some of the feedback the AIC has received following its distribution of 1,500 Inventor's Took Kits across Australia last month, as a complement to the AIC's web-based self-help Inve Read More...


Thursday 23 September 2010

Innovation is the key competitive advantage for Australia

“Innovation is the last competitive advantage that this nation can have” Dr John Kapeleris, Deputy CEO of the AIC told ABC’s Future Tense host Antony Funnell on this morning’s program aired on Radio National. Read More...


Friday 17 September 2010

AIC supports TropLinks Symposium: Linking entrepreneurs and innovators with assistance, investors and international markets

The AIC joined and supported the inaugural TropLinks International Symposium recently held in Cairns. TropLinks main focus is on tropical expertise and maximising the capacity to develop, commercialise and export this expertise. Read More...


Monday 13 September 2010

The AIC supports novel QUT Innovation Space for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

The QUT Innovation Space (QIS) is an entrepreneurial learning space where students develop real–world skills. The AIC, as foundation sponsor of the QIS, is working with QUT to support entrepreneurs in the commercialisation of their innovations and ideas. Read More...


Tuesday 31 August 2010

Perth R&D Forum identifies greater opportunities for geothermal energy

A Clean Energy Innovation Centre R&D Forum has been held in Perth to identify the most promising technology options available to improve geothermal energy’s value to the market and increase the utilisation of this renewable energy source. Read More...


Friday 20 August 2010

Three scholarships available at Sydney’s 'Leadership for Specialists' Conference

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC), as part of its partnership with the Hargraves Institute in its delivery of the ‘Leadership for Specialists’ conference, is offering three scholarships each valued at $3,800. Read More...


Friday 13 August 2010

Growing the Queensland Pineapple Industry through Fresh Cuts and AIC TechClinics

The pineapple fresh cuts market has the potential to provide a host of economic and health benefits. The AIC facilitated a TechClinic on behalf of DEEDI to investigate the development of this opportunity. Read More...


Thursday 5 August 2010

Enable 2010 – Enabling Innovation in Australia’s new world city

The AIC partnered with Brisbane Marketing during its Enable 2010 week (July 19 to 28), an innovation festival local to Brisbane to help position Brisbane and South East Queensland as an “enabler” of innovation. Read More...


Tuesday 3 August 2010

Innovation in hand rail manufacturing achieves 80% more grip

Klein Architectural, a Queensland-based manufacturer of high quality stainless steel products, has developed a hand rail with 80% more grip than conventional hand rails and engaged with the AIC to commercialise the opportunity. Read More...


Sunday 25 July 2010

Commercialisation of advanced materials technology assisted by market intelligence

Market intelligence provided by the AIC has supported the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) in business planning and the commercialisation of new technology Read More...


Thursday 15 July 2010

Collaborative project develops new product to assist upgrade of portable water pipes

Copeland Industries, a South Australian plastic injection moulding business, has engaged with Flinders University to help develop a new trenchless technology for upgrading ageing potable water pipes. Read More...


Wednesday 7 July 2010

Cairns hosts discussions to commercialise skin blemished bananas

An R&D forum has been held in Cairns to evaluate the commercial feasibility of banana waste utilisation in the processed food industry. Read More...


Monday 5 July 2010

Enable2010 – Brisbane Enabling Innovation

Enable2010 is an exciting new initiative that will showcase Brisbane, Australia’s new world city, as a centre of world-class innovation with a range of events planned from July 19 to 28, 2010. Read More...


Wednesday 23 June 2010

Tomorrow’s Queensland – Toward Q2

The AIC has been announced as a Q2 partner in recognition of the programs and projects we deliver which directly contribute to the achievement of Q2 targets. Read More...


Monday 21 June 2010

Collaborative project achieves innovations in energy efficient manufacturing

Frontline Australasia Pty Ltd, a Victorian precision components manufacturer, has utilised CSIRO cold spray technology to achieve significant new innovations in direct manufacturing. Read More...


Tuesday 15 June 2010

Adelaide hosts discussions to drive energy efficiency innovations for a greener future

A Clean Energy Innovation Centre TechClinic has been held in Adelaide to evaluate how technology can be developed locally to achieve greater energy efficiencies in smart grid projects across Australia. Read More...


Wednesday 9 June 2010

Commercialisation of the first ever power heated wet suit

Rip Curl, a brand synonymous with surfing products and culture, recently released a heated wet suit called the H Bomb. Read More...


Tuesday 25 May 2010

Brisbane’s Entrepreneurs seek the tools to take their next steps in business

Ideas2Market, the Australian Institute for Commercialisation’s long running small business program, was recently attended by a keen group of ambitious entrepreneurs. Read More...


Monday 24 May 2010

Australian Innovation in the Italian cheese market

La Casa Del Formaggio, a South Australian owned and operated family business, has embraced science to develop a new range of premium quality Italian style cheese products. Read More...


Wednesday 5 May 2010

Research Commercialisation stimulates debate at the Queensland 2010 Australian Innovation Festival launch

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) and the Australian Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers (ATSE) hosted the launch event of the 2010 Australian Innovation Festival in Queensland. Read More...


Wednesday 5 May 2010

Cairns entrepreneurs dedicated to building and developing their businesses

Cairns inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners have taken definitive steps to build and develop their own businesses by attending two Ideas2Market workshops, delivered by the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC). Read More...


Monday 19 April 2010

Celebrating Innovation – Official Queensland Launch of the 2010 Australian Innovation Festival

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) and the Australian Academy of Technological Scientists and Engineers (ATSE) are together hosting the official launch of the 2010 Australian Innovation Festival in Queensland. Read More...


Monday 21 September 2009

R&D Tax Credit Consultation Paper

The Australian Government recently released a consultation paper on the Department of Treasury's website for the new R&D Tax Credit - "The New Research and Development Tax Incentive". The Government is seeking written submissions Read More...


Tuesday 4 August 2009

The AIC Facilitates TechClinic on Food Technology Solutions – Soybean Feedstock

The AIC in conjunction with the R&D Branch, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation held a TechClinic in Toowoomba on 30 July 2009 to address the question - Can reduced-fat soy flour provide a whole of industry solution? Read More...


Thursday 23 July 2009

National Broadband Network (NBN) a real commercialisation opportunity

AIC CEO Dr. Rowan Gilmore was recently invited to address the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network. Although his comments on the need to check whether it has a real market has captured alot of attention... Read More...


Tuesday 21 July 2009

Queensland Inventor’s Guide System Gets Traction!

The Queensland Inventor's Guide system went live on March 1, 2009 and has been enthusiastically received by Queensland’s inventors with around 680 visits from the 100 registered users in the first 4 months! Read More...


Friday 10 July 2009

The AIC Facilitates TechClinic on Waste Management for Sustainable Marine Tourism Operators

The AIC in conjunction with the R&D Branch, Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation held a TechClinic in Cairns on June 3, 2009 on “Waste Management for Sustainable Marine Tourism Operators”. Read More...


Tuesday 2 June 2009

THE AIC CONTINUES ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH MALAYSIA

The AIC continues to strengthen its relationship with Malaysia for mutual benefit through two recent initiatives. The first involved the delivery of a presentation to a post-Cabinet meeting and the delivery of an Intellectual Property Primer presentation. Read More...


Wednesday 13 May 2009

Commonwealth Commercialisation Institute announced in 2009 Federal Budget

The Federal Budget contained the announcement of a historic 25% increase in Australian government spending on Innovation & Science to $8.6B. $196.1M has been earmarked over the next 4 years to create the new Commercialisation Institute Read More...


Tuesday 12 May 2009

Boost for Biotech Commercialisation in Victoria

The AIC and AusBiotech have strengthened their collaboration to provide focused assistance to the Victorian biotech industry to boost their commercialisation capacity. Read More...


Tuesday 5 May 2009

AIC Works with CSIRO to Deliver Successful Commercialisation Bootcamp

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation, worked closely with representatives of CSIRO to deliver a successful 2-day Commercialisation Bootcamp to the CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining. Read More...


Wednesday 15 April 2009

Researchers in Business

The AIC has been appointed as one of two national Linkage Service Providers for the new Researchers in Business program to help businesses to identify relevant research organisation expertise and to formally engage with them. Read More...


Wednesday 18 March 2009

The AIC launches the Queensland Inventor Service

The new Queensland Inventor Service, known as QInS, now includes access to the Inventor’s Guide, which consists of online tools, resources and information to assist inventors with the commercialisation of their ideas. Read More...


Wednesday 25 February 2009

CLEAN ENERGY GETS $20 MILLION BOOST

Australia is well positioned to become the clean energy hub of the Asia Pacific with the announcement today by the Australian Government of $20 million in funding for a national Clean Energy Innovation Centre. Read More...


Tuesday 3 February 2009

AIC Strengthening Australia’s Ties with Malaysia

The Secretary General of the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) visited the AIC in late January, with the purpose of understanding how the AIC operates and how the AIC might be able to collaborate closely with Malaysia. Read More...


Monday 15 December 2008

AIC signs MOU with China’s Jiangsu Province

AIC CEO, Dr. Rowan Gilmore was invited with Jan Bingley, General Manager at CSIRO, to represent Australia at Jiangsu province’s first International Conference on Technology Transfer. Read More...


Sunday 7 December 2008

AIC Presents at NICE Malaysia

The AIC was invited to deliver a presentation on “Taking Innovative Ideas to Market” at the National Innovation Conference and Exhibition (NICE) 2008 held in Malaysia. Outcomes are of benefit to Queensland companies... Read More...


Monday 17 November 2008

Digital Marketing & Social Networks

One of the common misconceptions about digital marketing, social networking and sharing applications is that they are chronic wastes of time and their use results in lost productivity, this is simply not the case. Read More...


Monday 10 November 2008

Blade Runner on the cutting edge

With petrol prices taking a bite out of almost everyone’s wallets and the skies clogged with smog, Ross Blade, from the country town of Harcourt, Victoria, has developed a bold plan for Australia to kick the petrol habit and it looks like clear skies Read More...


Tuesday 14 October 2008

Multilateral State Health Commercialisation Alliance Sealed

In an Australian first, the three leading State health commercialisation agencies from Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have recently signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Read More...


Monday 13 October 2008

Innovative IT Project To Identify Breaches in Healthcare Standards

An innovative IT system for the healthcare industry has been developed in Brisbane in a bid to improve the monitoring and quality of services provided across the state. Read More...


Friday 12 September 2008

National Innovation Review Green Paper gives Green Light

The Australian government panel reviewing the national innovation system has now tabled its green paper, yes it really is green. Read More...


Monday 1 September 2008

Impressing a VC

Impressing a VC Read More...


Tuesday 5 August 2008

Innovation Partnership to Continue in SA

The AIC is pleased to announce the continuation of its partnership with the South Australian government to deliver innovation services in the state for a further three years. Read More...


Monday 30 June 2008

Collaboration Required to Succeed in Clean Energy Race

The federal government's acknowledgement last week that the national Green Emissions Trading Scheme may increase energy consumption costs in Australia... Read More...


Monday 23 June 2008

Malaysian Government Looks to AIC for Innovation Best Practice

The Malaysian Government has targeted the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) as its role model in commercialisation and innovation best practice. Read More...


Thursday 15 May 2008

Townsville’s Own Kenny Takes No. 1 Invention to Market

Townsvilles very own Kenny has taken his No.1 portable urinal invention to the market and made a real splash. Read More...


Wednesday 14 May 2008

Cairns Business Takes Aged Care Idea to Market

Local Cairns architects Wim van den Herik and Tanya Harris decided to put their 35 years of experience in the design and construction of aged care facilities to the test to overcome these industry challenges. Read More...


Friday 18 April 2008

University IP Case Raises Barriers for Commercialisation of Australian IP

Last week’s Federal Court dismissal of the $150 million legal battle between the University of Western Australia (UWA) and a former employee, raised significant concerns for all research organisations regarding the protection of their intellectual assets. Read More...


Monday 14 April 2008

Business Failure Rates on the Rise

With more than 135,817 Australian businesses ceasing operation since 2003-04, the need for innovative and sustainable growth strategies is on the rise. Read More...


Thursday 27 March 2008

Companies Take the Innovation Challenge

Progressive Australian companies are embracing innovation as the key to competiveness and have begun hiring dedicated innovation managers, in a bid to secure business sustainability and growth at a global level. Read More...


Wednesday 27 February 2008

Research Excellence Underpins Australias Innovation System

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Senator Kim Carr recently announced the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative. Read More...


Wednesday 27 February 2008

Teachers Put to the Test at Student Science and Engineering Challenge

More than 75 teachers from south-east Queensland schools will put their skills to the test in the Science and Engineering Challenge next week in a bid to strengthen ties with industry and the broader scientific community. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Capturing ideas is the path to sustainability

As the Year of the Idea draws to a close, it's perfect timing to look at how Australian businesses are captuiring their ideas to increase sustainability. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Businesses urged to innovate and collaborate to stay viable

The AIC's TechFast program encourages innovation and collaboration to ensure sustainability. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

AIC helps Hear and Say Centre launch new 'WorldWide' program

Read how the AIC assisted with the commercialisation process for the Hear and Say Centre for Deaf Children's new export program, "Hear and Say WorldWide". Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

National Push Needed to Change Ideas Culture

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) called on all Australians – from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to those working in industry, research organisations, or government to adopt 2007 as the Year of the Idea. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Your Idea Could be the Answer

Your idea could be the answer Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

AIC's Commercialisation Bootcamp helps La Trobe Uni

Read La Trobe's positive review of the AIC's Commercialisation Bootcamp. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Year of the Idea kicks off in Queensland

Minister for State Development, the Hon John Mickel officially kicked off the Year of the Idea across Queensland with the launch of a new education program to help local entrepreneurs to successfully start or grow their businesses with new ideas. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

2007 Ideas2Market launch in Tasmania

Ideas2Market 2007 program is launched in Tasmania Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Australian Government funding helps TechFast accelerate business growth

Australian Government funding helps TechFast accelerate business growth Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

InnoFest 2007 kicks off on the 23rd April 2007

InnoFest 2007 kicks off on the 23rd April 2007 Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Australia Competes for Gold in an Ideas Olympics

In an Ideas Olympics, who takes gold? This is a question the Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) will be asking at this year’s Knowledge Economy Forum held in Melbourne. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

AIC and ANBF join forces

The Australian Institute for Commercialisation (AIC) and the Australian Nano Business Forum (ANBF) joined forces through a partnership agreement to help raise industry awareness of the potential applications and capabilities of nanotechnology. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Prepare for Battle!

The Brisbane Technology Park will be the site for a two day Commercialisation Bootcamp which will arm Australian researchers with vital skills needed to commercialise their research. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Arm yourself for Commercial Battle

The next Commercialisation Bootcamp takes place in Perth introducing participants to the commercialisation process. Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

University of Melbourne

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Monday 1 January 2007

University of New England

University of New England Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Newcastle Innovation

Newcastle Innovation Read More...


Monday 1 January 2007

Monash University

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Monday 1 January 2007

Pork CRC

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