Yesterday, I posted an article calling on members of the private sector to join me in responding to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research’s Opportunity for Comment to “help inform the development and operation of the Commonwealth Commercialisation Institute.”
I proposed to respond to each of the Opportunity for Comment’s sections, over five days, as a continuation of my initial blog post.
This is the second of five posts, devised to address the first section of the Opportunity for Comments Smart Form, which I define as:
“Addressing the Commercialisation Gaps”.
Naturally, I invite you to join me and post your own responses to each section, as a way to encourage open dialogue and the sharing of opinions. This way, when you do formerly submit your thoughts, you will do so informed by the views of many.
Here is what you’ll find on the Smart Form.
SECTION 1: Commercialisation in Australia
[Text below extracted from the Smart Form]
Australia has a relatively poor record of generating commercial returns from its significant investment in research and development. It is important to identify the main factors that prevent the successful commercialisation of new products, processes and services.What do you think are the main barriers to commercialising new ideas?
Comment #1 – please highlight your main message (Maximum 300 words)
What is needed to overcome these barriers?
Comment #2 – please highlight your main message (Maximum 300 words)
Now it’s your turn…
My thoughts (the first comment below) are mine only (and don’t necessarily reflect the views of Anthill). Feel free to question my assumptions, highlight concerns, provide constructive feedback or even tear my ideas to shreds.
Importantly, if you have your own responses to a section, the broader picture or the process that you’d like to share, this is your opportunity to publish your views and help guide the discussion.