The Commercialisation Studies Centre (CSC) Ltd is a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit member-based organisation focused on investigating and disseminating best practice in the process of commercialisation including the management of innovation, new product development (NPD), technology transfer and related activities at the global, national and regional level, across all industries, and at both the organisation and individual level. In pursuing this purpose CSC Ltd will serve as a catalyst, facilitator and disseminator for collaborative activities that focus on research and education, into commercialisation that contribute to enhanced policy and practice.
Why is CSC needed?
The world is facing increasing levels of complexity and change due to globalisation and the digital transformation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The very nature of how competitiveness is defined, understood and measured are changing.
To remain competitive, organisations, their managers and employees, must understand how the process of commercialisation is changing, and what are the key drivers of success and failure. This applies to small, medium and large organisations across a range of different industry contexts.
Australia is considered an "inefficient innovator" by the Global Innovation Index (GII) because its national innovation system (NIS) returns "less bang for the buck" in relation to the investment that is put in. Our success in research and invention remains very good, but our success rate in the commercialisation of this innovation is lacklustre.
The CSC provides a focal point for the sharing and dissemination of knowledge about best practice in commercialisation, as well as assisting organisations address the challenges of industrial change. 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.
Our value proposition to members
As a member-based organisation we exist solely for our members, and we are open to members from small and large firms, universities, professional advisory services and government agencies.
The objective of CSC is to advance the development and understanding of commercialisation by:
Furthering the development of scholarship, education, research and practice in the relevant discipline areas, including encouraging the application of research findings;
Identifying and developing proposals for programs to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of commercialisation;
Communicating and disseminating ideas and information on commercialisation, and promoting their discussion by the holding of conferences, publishing material and other appropriate means;
Liaising, including affiliating, with other associations or bodies with similar objectives;
Making representations and/or providing commentaries to government or other bodies on any matter relevant to CSC Ltd; and commercialisation in particular; and
Doing all such other things as are conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above objectives or any of them.
How do we operate?
In promoting best practice in commercialisation CSC assists its members to:
Learn - through education, research and practice.
Understand - via programs to enhance knowledge and skills.
Communicate - through the dissemination of ideas and information.
Network - via liasion, affiliation and collaboration with others.
Advocate - through our representation and commentary to industry and government.