Opportunities

Innovation opportunities

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We are actively seeking commercial partners for a number of our existing technologies and research projects. Also, we are currently accepting applications from businesses who wish to participate in our OUTSIDE – IN Programme for 2016/2017.

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Outside-In Partnerships 2016/2017

The OUTSIDE-IN programme is an intensive and high-impact innovation partnership.

We work with companies in a deep and collaborative way to uncover latent innovation challenges and opportunities, co-create new solutions and value propositions and convert these into commercial outcomes, via licensing, spin-outs or joint ventures. While every partnership is tailored to each business, the programme consists of four pillars with supporting innovation services and platforms provided as appropriate. Participants may be eligible for Government grant funding as the partnership and project progresses.

Given the nature of the programme, access is limited to a small number of businesses per annum. We have a number of available openings for 2016/2017.

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EXPLORE

Problem Discovery

Opportunity Generation

Horizon Scanning & Foresighting

Project Scoping

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CREATE

Generate and test solution

Connect to existing solution and IP

Co-create new solution and IP

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CONVERT

Validate market opportunity

Commercialisation strategy

• joint equity option

• license option

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SCALE

Market launch

Accelerate growth


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Investment opportunities

We currently have IP available for acquisition and are actively seeking commercial partners to help take it to market. A small selection of our live opportunities are showcased here – others are available but are in earlier stages of development and/or remain protected prior to assignment.

RESTARt
Next Generation Sports Hydration


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Clinically tested oral rehydration drink scientifically formulated to give superior hydration. Developed in conjunction with food and beverage manufacturer.


Opportunity

Fast growing retail sports nutrition market. Low cost/high margin product.


Growth

Next generation hydration solution for elite athletes and those serious about sports performance/exercise.  Other opportunities in military, emergency services and disaster relief.

HAPi
Hyper Allergenic Peanut Therapy


About

Innovative treatment for the 3% of the population who suffer from hyper allergenic reactions to peanuts using desensitisation.


Opportunity

Development of a branded treatment program for hyper allergic peanut sufferers.


Growth

Licence fee model with ongoing program updates through continued R&D of denaturing process and education.

MercuSorb
Mercury Absorption Polymer


About

A non-toxic polymer that literally sucks mercury out of water and soil in the battle against one of the world’s most reviled pollutants.


Opportunity

The MercuSorb polymer is cheap to produce and affordable for use in large-scale environmental clean-ups and even in removing mercury from large bodies of water.


Growth

Contaminated site rehabilitation is a multi billion dollar industry which presents a significant opportunity to monetise this scientific breakthrough.

Chitosan VFD
VFD Continuous Flow Fabrication of Chitosan


About

Commercial application of the Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD) for the fabrication of Chitosan, the second most abundant naturally occurring polymer widely used in dental medicine.


Opportunity

Chitosan is widely used in dental medicine due to it’s broad spectrum of biological activities including antibacterial activity, bioactive coating and wound healing. Use of the VFD delivers significant efficiencies and a lucrative potential market in this high value specialist material.


Growth

Investment partners in the specialist dental polymer field have been identified with plans to scale up production of Chitosan to commercial quantities.

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Research partnerships

While we do not directly manage collaborative or contract research through our office, we work closely with the Research Services Office, Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres and with individual academics and are more than happy to act as a first point of contact and link you with the knowledge, expertise and facilities to support your R&D and innovation agenda. Take a look at some of the world-class research being undertaken at Flinders University and at some of the case studies of how it is being applied in the real world.

Read about other journeys and helpful advice on innovation opportunities.

IP commercialisation

Open innovation

Innovation partnerships

Co-innovation

Speak to Margaret about getting your idea out into the market.

Margaret Ledwith
Innovation Partnerships Director

Call +61 (0)8 8201 7683

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