Understanding the basics of IP, equity and patents as well as how research can influence policy and industry regulations.
Getting into the mind of the customer and understanding the problem they are trying to solve.
Understanding and communicating the value a researcher’s work can offer their first customer base.
Climate KickStarter is a commercialisation training program, run in collaboration with Australian Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), that supports researchers as individuals to develop the confidence, knowledge, skills, and ability to leverage future commercialisation opportunities, including through accelerators, incubators, spin-offs, and employment within industry.
The Climate KickStarter Program has been developed in alignment with the Australian Federal Government’s University Research Commercialisation Action Plan. Understanding that “research leads to the development of new technology and knowledge which, if commercialised and diffused through the broader economy, can raise returns on investment, lead to new industries being established and create jobs and economic growth,” Climate-KIC Australia, alongside the RACE for 2030 CRC and the Future Battery Industries CRC, saw an urgent need to build commercialisation capability in Australian research institutes, to build markets for clean technology research and diffuse clean technologies into the market in Australia.
The aim of the program is to quickly develop commercial thinking within proven learning-frameworks to allow participants to see, start to understand and act on maximising the real-world, commercial impact of research-based projects.