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We are often asked where the starting point is for a new business idea, and my answer is always the same – the Australian Institute of Commercialisation (AIC). This is a government initiative that makes the ideal first place to go to when you have first conceived your great new idea but are not sure what to do next.  The AIC is about to start its Queensland round of workshops – I would highly recommend going along to one if you can. Please see below for more information and all the best with your innovation!

A comprehensive introduction to growing a business and taking innovative ideas to market
 An initiative of the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, the Ideas2Market small business workshops are delivered around Queensland by the AIC’s experienced facilitators and include a range of guest speakers including patent attorneys and real-life business case studies.The Ideas2Market Introductory workshop is designed for those who would like to start a business, inventors, or those with early-stage business ideas. This full day workshop will cover topics such as:
  • Determining feasibility of your idea
  • Business planning
  • Protecting your intellectual property
  • Marketing strategies
  • Accessing funding and government grants
  • Commercialisation pathways and more.
“Starting out with an invention can be a daunting prospect. Ideas2Market lays out the bare bones and gives you a clear process on how to make your great idea a commercially viable reality.”–  David Kemp  |  Angel Feather Pty Ltd 

Ideas2Market Masterclass
workshops are designed for existing businesses that are looking to grow, improve and foster sustainability. This full day workshop will cover topics such as:
  • Building and validating your business model
  • Managing the right team
  • Brand strategy and marketing techniques for entering new markets
  • Innovation and new product development strategies
  • Strategic IP management
  • Exporting and more.
“Informative, motivational and necessary! This workshop is a must for any business aiming to grow. Thank you.”

– Tony Hartney | Placid Pools
At both of these workshops, you’ll also hear success stories from local business owners who have been there and done it all before.Ideas2Market workshops will be held around Queensland in the following locations. Places are limited so make sure you book early to avoid missing out! 
Toowoomba  |  Thursday 4 November 2010
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Gold Coast  |  Wednesday 9 March 2011
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Gympie  |  Tuesday 16 November 2010
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Toowoomba  |  Thursday 31 March 2011
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Rockhampton  |  Thursday 18 November 2010
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Mt Isa  |  Thursday 7 April 2011
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Townsville |  Wednesday 24 November 2010
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Cairns |  Thursday 25 November 2010
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Mt Isa  |  Thursday 10 February 2011
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Brisbane South  |  Thursday 19 May 2011
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 Alternatively, you can contact the AIC’s Education Manager on 07 3853 5292 or email [email protected] for more information.
The Ideas2Market workshops are proudly supported by:
 Head Office: 1 Clunies Ross Court, Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113.  PO Box 4425, Eight Mile Plains, QLD 4113. 
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