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Information for researchers

The Commercialisation team helps research staff and students at Curtin achieve commercial outcomes for their research. We support various events encouraging commercialisation and entrepreneurship on campus. We encourage enquiries from all staff and students who believe there is commercial potential in their research.

The commercialisation process

There is a diligent process of assessment for every proposal.

Kickstart funding

The Kickstart program provides monetary support of up to $300,000 for the commercialisation for Curtin research.

Commercialisation Advisory Board (CAB)

The CAB provides advice and guidance for all stages of the commercialisation lifecycle.

Disclosure form

The first step toward commercialisation of your technology or research outcome is to complete an IP Disclosure form.

IP policy

Under Curtin’s IP Policy, the University owns IP developed by staff in the course of their duties.

IP and Commercialisation training for Curtin researchers

The ROC Commercialisation team recommends that academics undertaking research with commercial potential and/or industry interest should consider upskilling in Intellectual Property (IP) and Commercialisation. Commercialisation advisory firm gemaker in partnership with the commercialisation peak body Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA), has released a free training resource specifically designed to teach university researchers, staff and students the foundation of IP and Commercialisation. Any researchers interested in these areas can access the training resource here.