The CSC Commercialisation Clinic assists anyone with a new product or process innovation, to better assess their options, and develop a commercialisation strategy.
The process starts with an indepth interview examining the innovation, aims of the project owner, and future strategic options for commercialisation.
A detailed diagnostic report is prepared that classifies the innovation, and assesses the options and resource needs for future commercialisation.
One-day workshop examines the diagnostic report findings and provides facilitated and interactive small group analysis of where the project should go.
During the one-day workshop a revised business model and product-technology roadmap will be generated to assist with a commercialisation strategy.
Following the workshop CSC and its members will assist you to find appropriate education and professional development opportunities for learning.
CSC membership allows you to widen your networks and obtain referrals to valuable contacts and advisers who are also members of CSC .
Frequently Asked Questions
How robust are the methods used in the clinic?
The diagnostic assessment process and associated tools used in the clinic are built on more than 15 years of applied research undertaken by academics at UWA in conjunction with partners from around the world. They have been used successfully in postgraduate and executive programs to assist innovators from start-up to large firms.
Can I participate in the clinic if I'm not a member?
Yes, anyone can participate in the clinic as long as they meet the entry requirements. Membership of the CSC is strictly voluntary and you are under no pressure to join. However, we hope that if you find our clinic of value and want to learn more about commercialisation you may wish to take out membership.
What types of project are eligible for the clinic?
The clinic is open to anyone with a well-defined project that has an identifiable technology or innovation and is capable of being commercialised within a 3 to 5-year time horizon. Projects in their early stage (e.g. concept) may still apply, as can those with prototypes and initial sales records. Individual inventors and project teams from firms of all sizes can apply.
Are my intellectual property rights safe?
All information gathered during the clinic is managed under strict "in-confidence" protocols and non-disclosure agreements. The CSC is a not-for-profit organisation that takes an "IP-neutral" stance on any engagement that it has with its members or other contacts. Our role is to help enhance your knowledge and expand your networks not to take an interest in your IP rights.
Do you charge a program fee?
Yes, we charge a fee to cover the costs of the time spent by our consultants and facilitators who undertake the various phases of the program.
What happens if I need additional support following the clinic?
It is very common for participants in the clinic to find that they need to get additional help in the implementation of their commercialisation strategy. The CSC provides its members with a safe and reliable network environment via which you can find the right people to help you with your project. We can also provide you with advice over applications for funding grants, accessing R&D support and additional education and development courses. All of this is part of a membership with CSC.
Who can I contact with additional questions?
We are very happy to talk to you further about this clinic. If you need to speak directly to us please contact: