Climate KickStarter

From research to action

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Understand commercialisation pathways

Understanding the basics of IP, equity and patents as well as how research can influence policy and industry regulations.

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Understand the problem space

Getting into the mind of the customer and understanding the problem they are trying to solve.

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Develop commercial thinking

Understanding and communicating the value a researcher’s work can offer their first customer base.

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What's on offer

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KickStarter Light
  • 2 x 6-Hour sessions
  • 2 sessions over 1 week
  • Online
  • Sessions include lectures, group work and individual time to apply learnings to research and self. Sessions are shorter and lighter than Deep Dive.
  • Short pitch deck can be developed
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KickStarter Deep Dive
  • 3 x 5-hour sessions
  • 1 x Pitch event with sponsors
  • 1 session per week over 1 month or 6 weeks
  • Online
  • Sessions include lectures, group work and individual time to apply learnings to research and self
  • Self-directed learning required in-between sessions
  • Short learning deck developed, reviewed, and presented
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Mix and match
  • Run one of each KickStarter modalities throughout the year
  • Use KickStarter Light as an early exposure point to introduce researchers to using customer discovery processes, understanding commercial problem spaces and stakeholder management through their research
  • Use KickStarter Deep Dive to equip researchers with the skills to be able to apply their research abilities to the commercial space, take industry positions or create technology-focused start-ups.

How you can get involved

We are currently accepting new CRCs and research institutes to partner with us to develop commercialisation capability in research students. If you are interested in finding out more about how we can work together, please reach out.

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Who we're working with

Our team

Sina Lengelsen
Principal - Innovation Programs Climate-KIC Australia
Jes Hyne
Lead - Marketing and Communications Climate-KIC Australia
Alexi Barnstone
Project Officer Materials and Embedded Carbon Leadership Alliance (MECLA)

Our instructors

Hans Westerhof
Startup Trainer Occami / ClimateLaunchpad
Emily Chang
Commercialisation Trainer Cruxes Innovation
Jonathan Lacey
Commercialisation Trainer Cruxes Innovation