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Commercialisation & Growth Workshop – Wide Bay Burnett

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am AEST


This free, online workshop explores the process of commercialising new ideas and is designed for entrepreneurs, innovators and small business owners.

Creating innovative new products or services can be challenging. Without a method of evaluating new ideas and a structured process for bringing them to market, it can be difficult to know where to start.

This Commercialisation & Growth workshop explores the process of taking new ideas to market, from idea through to execution. Incorporating real-world case studies and advice from local business owners, this workshop will provide you with the practical tools and techniques required to successfully commercialise your ideas.

The workshop will cover:

  • Commercialisation: designing products & pathways that suit your business
  • Intellectual Property: creating and protecting your ideas
  • Prototyping: Market validation and testing techniques
  • Business Models: Increasing the value of your business through business model innovation
  • Value Proposition: How to make your business attractive to customers

Innovate Queensland’s workshops have helped thousands of people turn their ideas into successful businesses using exclusive insights from industry innovation leaders. We’re excited to recommence our in-person workshops in 2021 and return to the Sunshine Coast to support you in accelerating your business. Register by clicking here or the button below:

Knowing how to evaluate and develop potential ideas and innovations translates to better long-term business growth and greater return on your valuable time. The Commercialisation & Growth workshop gives businesses and individuals an overview of the things to consider when looking at business and idea development. This workshop breaks down important concepts to cater for experienced business leaders as well as innovators looking to grow, expand and develop a new product/service.


Guest Speakers

Leanne Rudd from The Money Edge

As CEO of The Money Edge, Leanne Rudd has a passion for helping entrepreneurs of small and medium businesses and agriculture to grow and thrive. For over two decades, she has guided entrepreneurs to achieve their maximum potential and growth through innovation.

Community-minded, Leanne is dedicated to the future of the region. With a focus on building better and stronger communities that make a difference. Leanne is a member of various not-for-profit boards, where she contributes time, expertise, and local knowledge.

Marcus McCormick from AusIndustry

Marcus McCormick is Regional Manager with AusIndustry for the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast region. AusIndustry supports businesses to grow, diversify and thrive through a range of government programs and services.

Through his role, Marcus support’s local businesses to connect with the right advice, networks, opportunities and funding at a local, state and federal level.

Marcus joined AusIndustry earlier this year and comes to the role as the former Manager of local business support organisation, Regional Business HQ.

Workshop Facilitator

Dr Lewis Atkinson from Impact Innovation Group

Dr Lewis Atkinson is a unique innovation and design-thinking professional and international Strategic Management facilitator. He has 30 years’ experience in knowledge production and transfers through both commercial and public-good innovation pathways to market.

Lewe started his boundary-spanning career in FMCG operations, planning and research with Unifoods Australia. In 1993 he became Research and Information Services Manager for Australian Meat Technology Pty Ltd, a CSIRO technology start-up and management consulting company. He joined a team that started a new industry-owned innovation and marketing services company – Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd – where he has held several senior executive positions over the past 16 years.

Lewe’s solid technical and financial grounding, combined with a strong creative side, enables him to see patterns, pathways, and solutions that others often miss. He works with clients all over Australia facilitating and consulting in Strategic Planning & Management, Innovation, Cross-boundary Collaboration and Research Leadership Development.


Innovate Queensland Commercialisation & Growth workshop feedback

More than 5000 people have attended Innovate Queensland’s Skills Development workshops and webinars, giving them an overall satisfaction rating above 94%.

“There is wonderful support from Advance Queensland and Impact Innovation. It makes such a huge difference to us as a business. Thanks for the great session today! See you all soon and have a great day – fantastic connecting with other founders too!”

“The people I’ve referred to the Innovate Queensland program have raved about how valuable these meetings and workshops are – thank you!”

This workshop is an integral business development workshop created to teach the tools, skills and considerations required to develop ideas into outcomes. To see Innovate Queensland’s other service offerings please visit our webpage.

The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government and supports the Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.

Are you ready to use your ideas to grow?

Click here to register now!


April 14
9:00 am - 11:30 am AEST




Impact Innovation Group