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The Department of Industry is not currently accepting or processing applications or requests for funding extensions for Commercialisation Australia, while the Government is reviewing funding arrangements ahead of the Federal Budget in May 2014.

Applicants enquiring about this program can contact the Commercialisation Australia Hotline on 13 22 56 or





Commercialisation Australia is an initiative of the Australian Government. It is a competitive, merit-based assistance program offering funding and resources to accelerate the business building process for Australian companies, entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors looking to commercialise innovative intellectual property.

It offers a range of funding options as well as multi-layered networking opportunities to help you achieve business success. Participants in the program work with dedicated Case Managers and benefit from our Expert Network. You can apply for Commercialisation Australia support at any time. The first step is to read the Customer Information Guide and complete a Stage 1 Application Form.

"Access to adequate funding is critical. However, access to the right skills, insights and networks is equally, if not more, important. By providing timely funding and access to a diverse range of skills and experience, Commercialisation Australia will enhance participants' prospects of commercial success and enrich Australia's commercialisation ecosystem."    Doron Ben-Meir, CEO of Commercialisation Australia


Flexible options to suit your stage of commercialisation


Professional resources to add value to your business

  • Case Managers
    All Commercialisation Australia participants work with a Case Manager to assist them through the commercialisation process. We have a national network of Case Managers who are experienced business builders and understand the challenges of commercialising new IP.
  • The Expert Network
    Successful applicants are linked to members of the Expert Network willing to share their skills and experience. Our database includes entrepreneurs who have successfully commercialised IP, technology, domain and industry sector experts, and professional investors.