Innovation Competition in Canberra
All University staff and students are invited to attend seminars on commercialisation and business planning given by invited speakers from the business community in the ACT and NSW.
We encourage all everyone to come along to learn about all aspects of business and commercialisation.
Participating teams are required to register and are assigned a business leader as a mentor. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged and a team formation evening - in the form of a speed dating evening will be held. So come along and find a team to offer your services to.
Each team will produce an executive summary and a professional business plan under the guidance of their mentor and will submit this to be judged. Two opportunities are also given to present their ideas in the form of an elevator pitch, where the teams are given a few minutes to pitch their idea, and a longer presentation prior to awards being given.
All aspects of commericalisation and business planning will be covered during the program. Seminars will be provided on the following topics:
- Introduction to Innovation
- Intellectual Property
- Product Definition
- Market Sizing and Validation
- Taxation and Company Structures
- Financials and Resources
- Environmental and Social Sustainability
- Business plan writing and presentation
Additionally, web based resources will be provided throughout the program.
From: About InnovationACT, ANU, 2009
Date Event Speaker 30th April Introduction to Innovation Seminar Benjamin Shine 6th May Intellectual Property for Innovation Seminar Robert Miller (Spruson and Fergusson) 13th May Team Formation Evening 20th May Product and Market Definition Seminar John Hemphill (Pyksis) 27th May Financial and Resource Management Seminar Nick McNaughton (Blue Cove Ventures) 3rd June Environmental and Social Sustainable Seminar ANU Green 10th June Business Plan Writing and Presentation Seminar Lachlan James 1st July Elevator Pitch Competition 20th July Business Plans and Presentations Due 22nd July Business Plan Presentations 29th July Gala Awards Dinner
From: Schedule InnovationACT, ANU, 2009