EXPORTING

  • Austrade helps Australian businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, to succeed in international trade and investment. 
  • Expatriate Connect is an export mentoring program, designed to accelerate Australian export outcomes. 

FUNDING

  • Business Angels provide matching service for businesses, helping them to find investors, mentors, networks, markets and more.

GOVERNMENT

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

INNOVATION

  • Australian Inventions is a guide, provided by White Hat Service to learn about Australian innovations, inventions and discoveries.
  • CORDIS is a Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS), which provides information on all EU-supported R&D activities, including various programs, project and funding opportunities.
  • Europe INNOVA is a European Initiative with the aim to become a laboratory to develop and promote new tools and instruments with the view to help innovative enterprises innovate faster and better.
  • Innovation America is a global innovation intermediary focused on accelerating the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy Internationally and in America.
  • Innovation Systems Research Network is a network of researchers examining innovation in various cities and regions across Canada.
  • Matrix Thinking – Innovation Training simple thinking methodology that underpins successful business building. It is used to facilitate creativity, innovation and finding of business opportunities.
  • NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts – a UK-based independent body which invests in early-stage companies, informs policy, and deliver practical programs to facilitate business development.
  • White Hat is the website that provides comprehensive information about Melbourne and Australia. It also provides tourist services, training and classes.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • ATP Innovations Pty Ltd Owned by four of Australia’s top universities, is a commercialisation hub that supports emerging businesses in the life sciences, Internet, ICT & electronics sectors.
  • IP Australia is an organisation, which administers Australia’s IP rights system, specifically patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.
  • LESANZ is an Australian and New Zealand chapter of Licensing Executive Society, an international community of innovation and commercialisation professionals.
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

  • Institute of Knowledge Transfer (IKT) is UK-based  body devoted to supporting and promoting greater understanding of knowledge transfer and managing the process of turning technology and know-how, expertise and skills into commercial products and services.
  • Vision Era Net was a project launched in Europe to build a network linking leading national innovation policy agencies. Its aim was to improve the quality and efficiency of innovation policy planning, while enhancing collaboration between the participating countries.

SMALL BUSINESS

  • Australian Anthill is Australia’s first magazine specifically dedicated to innovation and  entrepreneurship.
  • Australian Domain Name Administrator is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.
  • Business Entry Point offers convenient access to all the government information, transactions and services needed to plan, start and run a business.
  • Enterprise Connect is a government organisation, which connects business to the knowledge, tools and expertise necessary to improve productivity, increase competitiveness and fully capitalise on the growth potential of a business.
  • Start Up Smart is a free news and information website for Australian start-ups and people thinking of starting their own business.
  • The Funded is an online community of over 14,500 CEOs, Founders and entrepreneurs to discuss fundraising, rate and review investors, and discuss strategies to grow a start-up business.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

  • National Technology Transfer Center is a USA organisation that focuses on providing nationwide services for the commercialisation of technologies developed by federal agencies and other clients.