Useful Links

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.
  • GrantFinder is a directory that has information about federal, state and local government funding programs for individuals, businesses and communities.

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.
  • Innovation Toolbox is an online service to assist companies and service providers to access knowledge, tools and resources to drive their innovative journey.

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.
  • QldBusinessIP is an initiative of the Queensland Government through the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, and the Australian Institute for Commercialisation. This website provides Queensland businesses with resources to improve their understanding of Australian intellectual property.
  • 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.

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.
  • Start Up Smart is a free news and information website for Australian start-ups and people thinking of starting their own business.

Turning your idea into a rewarding business

The 2013 to 2015 season of Ideas2Market small business workshops is now well underway with entrepreneurs in Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns already taking part in the program.

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