Seminar: Entrepreneurs Programme – Accelerating Commercialisation

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Entrepreneurs Programme – Accelerating Commercialisation

 Following on from our recent seminar on access to grants, this seminar will provide a detailed overview of the Australian Government’s new flagship initiative – the Entrepreneur’s Programme.

The Entrepreneur’s Programme forms part of the new industry policy outlined in the National Innovation and Science Agenda, a business-focused element of the Australian Government’s broader Economic Action Strategy.

We are fortunate to be joined by Rob Crombie and Peter Batchelor, advisors for the Accelerating Commercialisation programme.

The presenters will provide an overview of the Entrepreneurs Programme, focussing on the Accelerating Commercialisation programme. Specifically, they will cover:

  • How the programme can assist with business growth and competitiveness
  • How the programme can assist in increasing financial support to commercialise novel products, processes and services
  • Specific case studies in the Life Science and ICT sectors
  • The eligibility criteria

The seminar will be approximately 1 hour.

About the presenters:

Rob Crombie  – Rob has 20 years’ experience in commercialisation and business development, with a particular focus on the life sciences sector. As the founder of Concept2Clinic, he offers strategic advice to a number of biotechnology companies and has founded and transitioned several start-up companies both in Australia and the UK.

Peter Batchelor – With 20 years’ experience in commercialising new technologies and growing new initiatives, Peter has advised hundreds of start-ups, facilitating their expansion by helping them secure capital, enter new markets and establish strategic partnerships. Having worked with technology start-ups, consulting firms, universities and large corporates, he is very familiar in both the commercial and public sectors.


Date: Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Time: 5.00pm for a 5.15pm start – 6:15pm


Melbourne Office

Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
Level 16, 333 Collins Street

RSVP: By Tuesday 15 March,  to Luana Spadafora at

Refreshments will be provided after the seminar. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

If any of your colleagues are interested in attending, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.

Seminar attendees may be eligible to claim points towards their professional development/education. Please refer to your relevant guidelines for more information.