Forming and managing start-up companies with effective direction and business models.

Driving Start-Up Formation & Growth

Finding Better Ways to Generate Profitability

IIG helps start-ups and spin-outs with solutions to challenges like these:

  • We don’t have the necessary skills or resources to take new ideas to market.
  • We need to build an expert management team that will win the confidence of investors and customers.
  • We want to engage with large and multinational companies but can’t get the attention from the right people.
  • We’re not sure what’s the best way to manage our IP – some of it can’t be protected.
  • We’re not sure what value our IP has to offer investors.
  • What if a larger organisation tries to steal or copy our idea?
  • We want to access government grant programs but need help to find them, get them, and manage them.
  • We don’t really know what our minimal viable product (or service) is.
  • We have a business model but are not sure if it is the best one to maximise value.
  • We don’t have options for our revenue and cost models.
  • Our business model is based on a lot of scary assumptions – how can we reduce them?
  • We are concerned about managing implementation risk – financially, IP-wise and to avoid people and cash burn.

Start-up and early-stage companies need specialist management – different expertise at different stages and the right skills at the right time to overcome the ‘roadblocks’ to success.

It takes a lot courage and confidence to launch any business, but start-ups and spin-outs in particular require faith in what’s often an unproven idea plus a strategic mindset for turning it into an income.

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Here’s how the Impact Innovation Group helps Start-up companies, form, grow and generate profitability

Board and Advisory Board positions

How many of your 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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Capital Raising

Bringing capital into an organisation at the right time is critical to organisational growth. IIG accesses a network of high net worth, angel and venture capital investors.
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Commercialisation as a Service

Outsourcing commercialisation services for non-core technologies or core technologies with applications in other sectors is increasing. IIG’s comprehensive commercialisation programs build asset value and generate new and expanding revenue streams.
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Commercialisation Pitch Development

Pitching technologies and ideas that are based on a large number of assumptions is difficult to get right. With proven skills and experience in preparing effective pitch documents, IIG can help you attract internal and external funding, including from high net worth investors, angel investors and venture capital firms.
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Commercialisation Proof of Concept Development

IIG understands that achieving Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) to demonstrate proof of concept is not always simple. We can help you with the challenge of developing prototypes that can effectively demonstrate de-risking the concept in the eyes of customers and investors.
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Commercialisation Strategy

Having the idea for a new product or service is great but what direction should you take it? 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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Grant Funding Management

Winning a grant is an important milestone…and then the real work begins to fulfil the obligations of the funding. IIG uses advanced project design methodologies that enhance commercial outcomes and provide management support programs that reduce management workloads and de-risk implementation plans falling off track.
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In-licensing

Technology in-licensing gives organisations either exclusive or non-exclusive access to game-changing technologies from Australia and overseas. IIG clients benefit from our specialised range of due diligence and technology verification tools for minimising risk and maximising value.
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Interim CEO/COO

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

The creation and protection of IP can boost the value of your start-up … or cost you enormously if not done effectively. IIG can help you make the best decisions for achieving enduring value from your innovative ideas.
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Investment Pitching

Concerned 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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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 start-up has developed could be earning an additional revenue stream. IIG has designed a suite of licensee identification approaches that maximise engagement with large and multinational organisations to derive more value from such intellectual property/assets.
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Process and Efficiency Reviews

Many start-ups are so focused on getting their ideas to a viable stage that they overlook the opportunity to assess efficiency opportunities from staff, competitors or other 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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R&D management

Managing R&D relationships and activities when it’s not your core business or area of expertise is fraught with risk. IIG has specialist personnel who know how to get the most out of external R&D engagement.
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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 your spirit).
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Technology Scouting

Do you know what technologies are being developed by research organisations and start-up companies that could give your company a competitive edge? These ‘next generation’ products and services are being identified and acquired to stay ahead of the game…by your competitors. IIG has developed Enterprise Access to help organisations like yours find a match for the evidence-based innovation they 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
create value for start-ups.


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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