The world is facing increasing levels of complexity and change due to globalisation and digital transformation. To remain competitive, organisations, their managers and employees, must understand how the process of commercialisation is changing.National competitiveness will depend on how successfully firms commercialise new innovations. The process of commercialisation is challenging. It requires exploring the unknown.
A systematic but flexible approach is needed, one that can address the technical, market and financial risks within a strategic context. Despite its importance, commercialisation remains a largely unexplored frontier for academics and industry.
At CSC we believe that achieving best practice in commercialisation requires a commitment to learning, sharing ideas and leveraging the expertise and experience of others. We are not here to offer any magic bullets, nor are we here just to do things for you. Instead we are here to do things with you. Our offer to you is to join us in a community of purpose, to collaborate and co-create the future through collective action, knowledge exchange and networking.
Membership is open to small and large firms, universities, government agencies and the wider community. Through this activity it will aim to enhance the level of understanding of how commercialisation should be undertaken, promote best practice, inform, educate and connect our members.
Let's Talk Commercialisation Seminars
We believe that the best way to understand commercialisation is to talk about it, so we have launched our Let's Talk Commercialisation seminar series.
Scaling Up in a COVID World
Let's Talk Commercialisation Webinar 27 August 2020
This webinar reviews the latest research findings on Scaling and discuss how the research applies to both small and large companies today, drawing practical lessons from Nearmap’s growth story and projecting how COVID-19 will affect companies scaling in the future.
Farewell Pollenizer: what does this say about the start-up ecosystem?
The decision by start-up accelerator Pollenizer to wind-up its Australian operations in February 2017 raises some questions about the ability of such programs to generate sustainable high-growth ventures.
Business incubators and start-up accelerators: Valuable assets or a waste of time and money?
Business incubators and start-up accelerators have expanded rapidly in recent years. The incubators first emerged in the 1950s, the accelerators from the mid-2000s. Despite a significant investment in them by government and industry, there are questions over their value.
Raising investment capital
Let's Talk Commercialisation event 21 November 2019
Peter Clarke facilitated a lively panel discussion focussing on the financing of a commercialisation project with panellists Sheryl Frame, Mark Pivac, Julian Ilich and John Mackinnon. This engendered some good question and answer exchanges with the audience.
The Power of Networks
Let's Talk Commercialisation event 12 November 2020
A stimulating panel discussion on the power of networks in commercialisation with Dr Daniel Schepis, UWA Business School, Samantha Tough, PVC Engagement UWA, Peter Rossdeutscher, Chair SmartSATS CRC, and Brodie McCulloch, Director, Spacecubed.