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Delivery of specialist advice (CCI ‘Call for comment’)


Yesterday, as a continuation of our five part blog series 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, we asked readers to help us respond to the first part of the Department’s SmartForm, ‘Addressing the Commercialisation Gaps’.

Today, we’re turning our attention to the second section, which we’re calling:

‘Delivery of specialist advice’

Once again, 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 (cont.): Design elements of the Commonwealth Commercialisation Institute

[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?
What is needed to overcome these barriers?
How should specialist advice be delivered?

Instructional toolkits
Formal training sessions
Individual coaching

Comment #3 – How should specialist advice be delivered?

Now it’s your turn…

I have already started the ball rolling. 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.

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