Science Technology Pitch Challenge


You have ten minutes to explain your technology and your goals for its commercialisation. Your audience knows nothing about it...

Can you present your technology succinctly, enticing them to want to know more, leaving them wanting to invest in your team and the project?


Friday, June 7th 2013 at 9am-12pm

Monash Clayton Campus

Who can apply?

The lead CI of the project must be from the Faculty of Science. The pitch can be presented by the CI or the project team.

What am I competing for?

A panel will judge your pitch. The panel will consist of two Case Managers from Commercialisation Australia, the Science BDMs and one other member (to be confirmed).

The Commercialisation Australia panel members will advise whether your project is eligible for any of their grants including:

  • Skills and Knowledge support to help build the skills, knowledge and connections required to commercialise intellectual property, providing funding of up to $50,000 to pay for expert advice and services;

  • Proof of Concept grants of $50,000 to $250,000 to test the commercial viability of a new product, process or service (the applicant must be a company); and

  • Early Stage Commercialisation grants of $50,000 to $2 million to bring a new product, process or service to market (the applicant must be a company).

If your project is eligible for the Skills and Knowledge support and it is the winning pitch, the Faculty of Science will contribute towards the matching requirement.

If your project is eligible for any of the Commercialisation Australia grants, a Case Manager along with the Science BDMs, will work with you to identify a partner company and assist with the grant preparation.

How to be a part of it:

Contact Jo Wells - by Friday 31st May.