Connecting researchers with commercial opportunities to accelerate the transfer of ideas from bench to boardroom.

Generating Value for Research Organisations

Accelerating the Transfer of Research Outcomes to Industry Solutions

IIG helps research and tech transfer teams who come to us with such challenges as:

  • We need to maximise the value from the research and technologies we’re working on.
  • We want to partner with SMEs but they seem reluctant to engage with us.
  • We want to access the different types funding available for industry programs but can’t find the right partners.
  • We know how to develop the technology but not the business around it, so we need interim management support to get a start-up ready for capital raising.
  • We need extra people with different skills to manage specific commercialisation projects.
  • How can we improve our researchers’ engagement with industry?
  • How do we get business owners to trust us?
  • We need to build the commercialisation knowledge and skills of our researchers.
  • We need to improve our internal innovation and commercialisation systems and processes.

Australia’s national innovation and science agenda emphasises the pivotal role of academic-industry partnerships in the economy now, and in the future. Performance metrics in research organisations are shifting from the traditional ‘publish or perish’ model to gearing funding towards greater emphasis on translating research outcomes into commercial and social benefits. But traditionally, interacting with industry has not been a prerequisite for a university career, and this lack of shared understanding between researchers and business can become a major barrier to collaboration.

 

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Here’s how Impact Innovation Group connects researchers with opportunities to advance technology commercialisation

Board and Advisory Board Positions

How many of your start-ups’ board members are experts in innovation and technology commercialisation? Board membership generally only attracts finance, legal and technical expertise. IIG managers can become members of, and advisors to, your board, bringing substantial innovation and technology commercialisation acumen to the table.
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Business Model Canvas/Business Model Innovation

IIG takes Business Model Innovation to the next level. Drawing on research from Switzerland’s St Gallen University into effective approaches to low-risk/high-return business models, IIG provides training and consulting services to enhance business model outcomes.
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Business Plan/Information Memoranda Development

Preparing strong and coherent business plans and information memoranda that promote without misrepresenting can be challenging. IIG uses a range of guiding questions and templates to develop effective documents that communicate the right story.
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Change Management Workshops

Bringing staff ‘along on the journey’ is important for not only engaging them in identifying ideas but also for ensuring sustainable outcomes. IIG’s change management processes are geared for introducing and embedding transformational change.
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Commercialisation as a Service

Organisations are increasingly outsourcing commercialisation services for non-core technologies or core technologies with applications in other sectors. IIG’s comprehensive commercialisation programs build asset value and generate new and expanding revenue streams.
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Commercialisation Strategy

Having the idea for a new product or service is great but what direction should you take it to market? Start-up? Spin-off? Licence? Sale? IIG works with technology owners to develop the pathway that aligns with their aspirations and maximises the technology’s value.
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Design Thinking PLUS

IIG takes design thinking methodologies to the next level with effective problem analysis tools and idea identification assessment methodologies. Our enhanced approaches focus on non-linear pathways to improve decision making and implementation progress.
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Innovation as a Service

Outsourcing innovation services is gaining traction around the world. IIG’s comprehensive innovation programs can be configured to align with organisational size and ambitions. This includes working with designated innovation managers to provide additional input when you need it, to drive innovation outcomes.
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Innovation Change Management Workshops

Bringing staff ‘along on the journey’ is important for not only engaging them in identifying ideas but also for ensuring sustainable outcomes. IIG’s change management processes are geared for introducing and embedding transformational change.
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Innovation Evaluation

When was the last time your innovation or commercialisation program was evaluated for impact? Having an innovation program doesn’t mean that company growth and competitiveness is assured. IIG conducts comprehensive evaluations which enrich the value and build upon existing innovation.
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Innovation Ideation PLUS

Finding the right ideas is critical to driving the front end of an innovation system. IIG uses a range of approaches and techniques to help organisations identify quality ideas that have the potential to sharpen competitive advantage and drive sustained growth. Ideation Plus considers the knowledge around ideas and how this influences idea selection. Standard ideation practices often result in incremental change, whereas Ideation Plus covers incremental and transformative agendas.
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Open Innovation

Effective open innovation programs require rigorous engagement methodologies from idea identification through to all stages of implementation. IIG provides organisations with the frameworks to achieve open innovation results as well as tools that ensure effective management of these programs.
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Innovation Management Software

Ever wondered how some of the world’s most innovative companies manage their innovation processes? They don’t use spreadsheets, sticky notes, SharePoint or Yammer – they use Brightidea, a scalable software platform that facilitates idea identification, selection and execution. As a Premier Partner for the Asia Pacific, IIG can help you access this powerful technology and enjoy the same advantages as companies like Merrill Lynch, Sony and Novartis.
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Innovation Opportunity Assessments

Where is the best area to innovate that will maximise company value? With Challenge Identification Models and Resource Assessment Models, IIG can assess opportunities to identify the most valuable prospects for your innovation.
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Investment Pitching

Nervous about preparing pitch documents and pitching to investors? IIG helps technology owners and start-up companies prepare effective presentations that will gain traction with investors.
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Innovation Planning/System Design

Many organisations try innovation as a growth strategy but fail because they don’t plan effectively. Setting expectations, defining leadership support, ecosystem mapping, scaling ideas, resource planning and activity planning are all critical elements. IIG supports internal innovation staff and teams to establish and implement the right kind of innovation programs for each organisation.
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Innovation Strategy

Most organisations have strategies for other aspects of their business but the successful ones also have a well-developed innovation strategy. IIG works with boards and senior management to establish strategic innovation solutions that drive short and long term value.
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Interim CEO/COO

Early stage ventures need effective management, especially project management. IIG provides interim CEO solutions to keep new ventures and their technologies on track until they reach value inflection points, like when a full-time CEO is needed.
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Lean Start-up PLUS

As the lean start-up methodology gains interest around the world, converting the theory into practice also requires a shift in mindset. IIG helps clients develop and integrate lean start-up principles into their organisations and provides support for building staff capability to effectively implement these programs, e.g. by introducing effectuation principles (the mindset behind lean start-up).
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Out-Licensing

The technologies your organisation has developed could be earning an additional revenue stream. IIG has designed a suite of licensee identification approaches that maximise engagement with commercial enterprises to derive more value from such intellectual property/assets.
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Process and Efficiency Reviews

Many research centres are so focused on the science that they overlook the opportunity to assess efficiency opportunities from staff, competitors or relevant industries. IIG conducts efficiency reviews to help you identify where implementing system changes can make a significant productivity and/or profitability difference.
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Start-up Establishment

Forming a company structure is simple. Forming a start-up company needs a few more quirky-shaped pieces in the puzzle. IIG supports the establishment of ‘low resource’ start-ups to ensure that commercialisation activities can progress without breaking the bank (or the inventor’s spirit).
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Technology Scouting

Do you know what technologies are sought by small and large businesses to give them a competitive edge? These ‘next generation’ products and services are being identified and acquired now to stay ahead of the game. IIG has developed Enterprise Access to help new technologies like yours be found as a match for the evidence-based innovation that businesses need.
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Technology Status Assessments

Where is your technology really up to along its commercialisation pathway? Using IIG’s Technology and Investment Readiness Level tool, technology developers can quickly and easily assess where there are gaps in their commercialisation journey and what steps can be taken to fill those gaps.Let’s schedule a meeting or phone call

Want to start with an innovation assessment or workshop? You’ll find options here.

These case studies explain how we help research organisations
translate discoveries into commercial outcomes.


The Impact Innovation Group provides the corporate rigour that many of our early stage ventures require. They provide the timely, on-demand inputs that assist us to achieve our capital raising and licensing objectives.

Dr Dean Moss CEO
UniQuest Pty Limited
The Targeted Innovation Management System delivered outstanding innovations that have been simple to implement, while enhancing our bottom-line.

Ryan Clerihew NuChem Pty Ltd
The ongoing support of the Impact Innovation Group in engaging with industry across a range of robotic, motion sensor and nano technologies has greatly enhanced our commercialisation efforts.

Gary Heyden Former Director of Deakin Research Commercial
The Impact Innovation Group’s structured approach to innovation greatly assisted our grant application with Commercialisation Australia as well as the ongoing implementation of our business strategy.

Clint Ramsay Director of NeoRehab Pty Ltd
As an investor, your approach to identifying ideas to ‘bypass bottlenecks’ is a refreshing change.

Peter Riikonen Director of BioHerbicides Australia Pty Ltd
Brian was a guest speaker at one of our client events. His presentation resonated with our audience and attracted a very high satisfaction rating when we polled guests afterwards, especially for his delivery style and solid grounding in the topic of maximising the return on innovation investment.

Ross Patane Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath Australia

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