Our services

Key services that we provide to public and private sector clients include:

  • Leading teams to develop proposals for funding from government agencies and other funding sources including philanthropic organisations.
  • Organisational reviews and change management processes, including development of key performance indicators and benchmarking for research centres or institutes.
  • Development of strategic plans, business plans, operational plans and budgets for new businesses, research centres or major collaborative R&D programs.
  • The development of investment memoranda for the raising of private equity.
  • Facilitating planning workshops and liaising with internal and external stakeholders and partners to develop short or long term research and business collaborations.
  • Public policy research and analysis and evaluation of government innovation programs.
  • Industry profiling and economic analyses.

We have worked across a wide variety of research domains including nanotechnology, bioengineering, veterinary science, chemical engineering, information technology, supercomputing, marine science, minerals research, chemistry, biosecurity, drug development, clinical research, psychology, aviation, the visual and performing arts.

Establishment of major science and technology based initiatives

We assist in the establishment phases for major new science and technology collaborations and ventures, including preparation of business cases or the attraction of grant and industry investment. We are experienced in all of the major Commonwealth grant programs as well as some State based programs:

  • Advance Queensland
  • Accelerating Commercialisation
  • The Australian Research Council
  • The National Health and Medical Research Council
  • The Cooperative Research Centres Program
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Business planning and strategy

  • Preparation of business plans or information memoranda to aid companies and university spin-outs in accessing private equity finance
  • Planning for the establishment of research initiatives or new research centres
  • Assistance in preparing for internal or external review of research programs or centres
  • Development of research commercialisation plans
  • Business planning and strategy development
  • Facilitation and planning of collaborative projects and research partnerships between industry and research institutions.

Examples of projects involving public policy research or analysis

  • Industry factsheets promoting Life Sciences in Queensland
  • Evaluation of the teQstart program
  • Assessment of biotechnology capabilities on the Gold Coast
  • Economic Profile of the Queensland Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Demand analysis for technology incubation services
  • Queensland Biotechnology Industry Profile
  • Queensland Biotechnology Commercialisation Pipeline