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The Commercialisation team works closely with Curtin researchers who develop novel concepts or inventions to assess the commercial viability and the best method of bringing it to market.

Turning possibilities into reality

The Commercialisation team at Curtin works with researchers, investors and industry partners to take Curtin innovations, assess their commercial potential and find the best method of bringing it to market.

Investment opportunities

New technology opportunities available for licensing or investment are listed on our commercial opportunities page.

Develop your innovative idea

Curtin runs a suite of programs that can assist you to upscale your innovation, depending on the stage of development:

  • Curtin Accelerate: a 10-week program that provides information and guidance in the commercialisation process, plus a $5000 Accelerate grant
  • Kickstart funding: a funding program for proof-of-concept, prototyping, pilot-scale trialling, business planning and other activities
  • Curtin Ignition: an intensive training program for aspiring entrepreneurs, academics and corporate innovators to trial and then prepare business ideas for the commercial environment
  • Curtinnovation Awards: recognising exceptional new technologies, products and services, these awards are a focal point in Western Australia’s innovation calendar.


Contact us

Whether you’re a potential investor, a member of industry looking for solutions, or a researcher or student with an outstanding idea, we want to hear from you.

Phone: +61 8 9266 4703

For updates on our activities and events, please join Curtin Innovation and Entrepreneurship on LinkedIn.

Our spin-out companies

We have helped nurture a large number of research projects into commercial maturity. Here are just a few:


Neuromonics is a healthcare company dedicated to helping people with tinnitus to improve their quality of life and overcome challenges associated with tinnitus. The company has been providing its clinically proven treatment in Australia since 2004, and now also has operations in the US.


Utilising unique sound processing algorithms, Sensear markets a range of products that protect a user’s hearing in noisy environments while still allowing effective voice communication. In 2012 Sensear provided equipment to staff working at the London Olympic Games.


HiSeis has developed from underground imaging research performed at Curtin’s Centre for High Definition Geophysics. The company specialises in cost-effective, high-definition seismic reflection techniques using the latest vertical seismic profiling (VSP) technology and custom-designed 2D and 3D seismic survey methods.


iCetana supplies intelligent video surveillance software that enables operators to focus only on the one per cent of events requiring attention. The company has access to unique image processing algorithms developed at Curtin.

Renergi Pty Ltd

Renergi Pty Ltd was established in late 2012 to commercialise renewable energy technologies developed at Curtin University. The company has exclusive rights to the technology for:

  • conversion of biomass to electricity via a gasification process
  • production of liquid fuels from biomass that can be mixed with petrol or diesel.

A 100 kg/hr demonstration plant has been built for the gasification technology, for the production of a clean-burning, low-tar gas that can produce electricity at a low cost. The liquid fuels technology uses a two-stage process to pyrolyse and refine biomass into a useful fuel. Renergi aims to continue to develop and demonstrate biomass-to-energy technology and to seek opportunities to enter the market.

Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT)

The Electronic Pain Assessment Tool (ePAT) is designed to quickly and accurately detect, evaluate and document the severity of pain in patients with dementia.