Startup Success Series: Commercialising Research into a Viable Startup

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

Commercialising Research into a Viable Startup

Are you a student, researcher or founder looking to commercialise your research into a viable startup?

Commercialising your innovation into a profitable and scalable business can be a challenging road to navigate. How do you know who owns the IP when the research has been developed in partnership with a university or research institute? How can you assess the market potential for the real-world application of your IP? What does it take to go from researcher to startup CEO?

We’ll be chatting about:

  • How to assess whether it’s worth commercialising your research
  • Tips and traps to avoid when navigating IP ownership
  • Examples of startups that have successfully commercialised their research

Virtual Event Recording


  • 2:26: Introductions
  • 7:29: Panel Begins
  • 56:45: Wrap Up