Strategy and Commercialisation
We provide strategic consulting and agile programs to facilitate innovation for businesses of all sizes and support broader sector collaboration.
We help organisations and individuals successfully commercialise their research to bring new innovations to market.
- We take a structured, proven approach to commercialising and enhancing the impact of research.
- Our outcomes focused programs feature interactive workshops, industry engagement and mentoring that strengthens the research outcomes and potential to build a strong business.
- Our facilitators and expert mentors have a unique blend of industry, research, government and entrepreneurial experience.
- We bring expertise in proven entrepreneurial skillsets and strong networks across many sectors to those doing primary research.
Innovation Cluster was awarded a contract with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) to facilitate the Science Industry PhD Fellowship program. The program encourages linkages between researchers and industry, adds value to the PhD experience and strengthens research impact in economic high growth areas, such as life sciences, cyber security, automation, including robotics and artificial intelligence, new energy industries, and data science.
Our role was to play ‘match maker’ between high quality PhD researchers and industry projects requiring research expertise. We matched 59 applications and the top 23 were selected for the program. Each project received $30,000 stipend towards the PhD project with support from both industry and academic supervisors. IC is also delivering a professional development program for the 23 fellows that focuses on project management, commercialisation, presenting, networking and career development.
Photo: University of WA. Round two JTSI fellowship recipients with Chief Scientist of Western Australia Professor Peter Klinken AC
Innovation Challenge: Waste Water for Breweries & Wineries
Over 50 brewery and winery businesses, university researchers, environmental consultants, service providers, local and state government representatives, came together to connect and collaborate on wastewater challenges impacting south west wineries and the rapidly growing craft brewery sector.
Working in small teams to unpack the problems, themes emerged around education, end-to-end expertise and support roles; funding and shared infrastructure to support wastewater innovation; reclassification and new regulatory definitions to align with site variability, and an appreciation of individualised outcomes.
The creative solutions generated were then pitched in front of the crowd to an expert panel.
Innovation Cluster is a sponsor, host and facilitation partner for Inspire + Collaborate’s professional and personal development series, including interviews with leading women in business, workshops, networking opportunities and a celebration of the strength and diversity of our regional community.
Managing Director of Innovation Cluster delivered a workshop on ‘How to nail your business strategy” which included refocusing your business vision to your core values, creating an agile strategic plan, being accountable for implementing the strategy and bringing your team into the strategy.
Photo: Jodie Berry/Studio Berry.