As a researcher you have an incredible opportunity to make a real difference.
By taking your research out of the lab and into the market you can maximise its economic value and social impact, solve real-world problems, advance learning and knowledge transfer and build new skills, opportunities and networks to advance your career.
We support you throughout the entire journey, from the moment of discovery through disclosure, development, validation, valuation, commercialisation and market launch and all the twists and turns in between.
Speak to Mark or Sinead about getting your idea out into the market.
A researcher's journey
The licensing route
In some cases, it may make the most sense to license IP to a commercial partner to develop and take to market. This is often the case when the innovation itself is not a complete product and needs to be integrated with other technology, or when the IP would need major, long term, high-risk investment. An example is Professor David Currow, who licensed a treatment for breathlessness to Mayne Pharma.
The Start-up adventure
Sometimes it is preferable to create a new venture or “spin-out” to manage the commercialisation of the technology or service. This can be the case where the idea has commercial potential, but is not market ready, where the technology has numerous potential applications and markets, or, where an independent company is needed to manage external equity investments. Flinders Partners has helped create a wide range of high impact start-ups, including Re-Timer, Clevertar, FlinCare, Thereitis, YourAmigo, and others.
What to expect
We are often asked by our researchers how they can plan and prepare for the journey ahead. In commercialisation, no route to market is the same. Just as all ideas are unique in some way, so too are the outcomes and the pathways and partnerships required to get there. That being said, there are some key milestones along the way and some hints and tips that can help you know what to expect.