Get strategic advice from an expert with real-world experience in innovative, high growth enterprises.
The My Innovation Advisor service offers businesses with a free, one-hour consultation with a commercialisation and innovation expert. The goal of this service is to assist innovative businesses with the assessment and development of their businesses’ commercialisation and growth strategies.
How My Innovation Advisor service can help you grow your business
- Complete the two-stage booking application form via this link (takes approximately 5-10 minutes).
- Within two business days, you will be sent details of how to arrange a consultation with a My Innovation Advisor at a mutually convenient time.
- During the consultation, you will be able to discuss your business strategy and business model with the My Innovation Advisor and then address specific challenges you have raised in the application form.
- The My Innovation Advisor will provide an objective assessment and help you focus on refining your business model and provide strategies to maximise future growth outcomes.
- Importantly, your My Innovation Advisor will help you recognise what aspects you may need immediately focus on to achieve your goals.
- Within 10 business days of your consultation, you will receive an email summarising the consultation and suggesting clear next steps, possibly including contact details for other free and/or fee-based professional support that your My Innovation Advisor has researched and compiled according to your business’ needs.
- It is then up to you to assess the suggestions, conduct your research and implement the steps you decide are most beneficial for your business.
- You may be asked if your My Innovation Advisor experience can be included as a case study.
- You will be asked to provide feedback on your My Innovation Advisor experience.
Eligibility conditions for accessing the My Innovation Advisor Service:
To be eligible your business must:
- be Queensland based and have a Queensland registered ABN.
- at a minimum, have an innovative, new product(s) or service(s) that is at or close to commercialisation or be seeking growth via sales of its existing innovative product(s) or service(s) into new markets.
- provide relevant information requested by the My Innovation Advisor service.
- provide such feedback and progress reports requested by Innovate Queensland.
This program is now closed and will no longer be accepting new applications from the 14th June 2021.
Innovate Queensland’s Commercialisation and Innovation Advisors
Anne-Marie brings a first-hand understanding of entrepreneurs’ needs through her immersion in the startup sector as; a founder; former Community Manager one of Queensland’s leading innovation hubs, and via the University of Southern Queensland as part of the development team of an entrepreneurship program for women. Anne-Marie’s knowledge is supported by 20+ years’ experience in corporate, small business and community ventures.
Pushpa brings over 25 years has honed her skills on international stages in Government, Education and Multinational companies. Her Directorship and Governance strength has demonstrated her abilities developing industrial relations and long-term partnerships with associated projects. With know-how in compliance and sitting on various Boards both profit and non-profits, Pushpa reported to diverse Executive Committees, Council, Government and Stakeholders. As a Coach, Speaker, Author and Transformational Leader, Pushpa’s mission is to inspire, lead and transform organisations through their people. She provides mentoring in Entrepreneurial and Innovation Leadership to Corporates, SME’s, Professionals, Millennials, Women, and Individuals resulting countless successful outcomes.
Howard helps build sustainable businesses and communities and has designed and facilitated large scale national projects engaging multiple levels of industry, community and government. His approach is inclusive and optimistic and is underpinned by the most recent neuroscience and change management strategies. Howard has conducted review and development processes with government, business, educational institutions and communities. He has been both CEO and board chair of a national network of social enterprises and other community-owned businesses and has had a number of board membership roles. His work has been recognized by appointment as a Global Advisor to the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme.
Wilma has a passion for growing successful companies. She has over 20 years’ experience in understanding how great science and innovative technology need to be nurtured and translated into products and services. Wilma’s experience includes being CEO of Bravehearts, a national NFP leading Australia in the safety of children that exposed her to the community services sectors. She worked as a Senior Director, UniQuest (UQ’s commercialisation company) for nine years delivering 4,000 industry partnerships. Wilma is a Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia with 10 years of governance experience.
Richard is a business executive with broad experience across large corporates, SME’s and start-ups. In addition to performing Chief Executive and Business Unit GM roles, Richard has held functional General Management roles in Operations, Sales and Finance. The majority of his experience relates to product development; however, he has also held senior positions within businesses serving agriculture, events, and sustainability markets. Richard is a customer-focused leader with excellent problem solving, communications and interpersonal skills. He has a passion for innovation and change and has led several major initiatives across these areas
Kellie has applied her highly regarded skills in business, technology, and innovation to supporting large infrastructure organisations, small and medium-sized businesses, academia, and other research centres. Working as the Adoption and Commercialisation Manager for a research-based organisation allowed Kellie to appreciate different commercialisation strategies. Kellie is a non-executive director of a financial services organisation and a national research organisation. She has been involved in a number of strategic projects, including launching spin-offs and re-branding and re-positioning other types of organisations. Kellie is a certified Innovation Facilitator and is both a graduate and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr Tracy Stanley
Dr Tracy Stanley is a Social Scientist with expertise across intrapreneurship, organisational change and employee engagement. She has worked across Asia Pacific and Europe in consulting and senior human resources management roles. More recently she has been a mentor for Start-up Weekend at River City Labs and Women in Digital. Always keen to learn, she’s a speaker and participant in events within the Queensland innovation ecosystem and was chuffed to be a member of a winning team at the department of Transport and Main Roads, Bike Hackathon. She has a number of start-up projects and loves helping others to be successful with their entrepreneurial activities.
Dr Lewis Atkinson
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. He works with clients all over Australia facilitating and consulting in Strategic Planning & Management, Innovation, Cross-boundary Collaboration and Research Leadership Development. Lewe has 30 years’ experience in knowledge production and transfers through both commercial and public-good innovation pathways to market.
Dr Angus Crossan
Angus is passionate about supporting Australian business’ to thrive by implementing the best innovation and commercialisation practices. With experience leading the Australian egg industry’s R&D program and driving Australia’s food innovation initiatives while working with Food Innovation Australia (FIAL), Angus excels at developing leading-edge strategies that align with business objectives. Angus has also co-founded six start-up ventures in the biotechnology, services and digital space. His expertise and ability to influence has led to his appointment to a number of government and university economic development and innovation advisory committees and he has become a commercial advisor to a new digital medical platform start-up. He also is highly skilled at leveraging investments, stakeholder management and encouraging best practice design-led thinking in external organisations.
Privacy and use of your business data.
By registering your interest in My Innovation Advisor Service, you agree that:
The My Advance Innovation Advisor service is an Advance Queensland program provided by the Impact Innovation Group under contract to the Queensland Government Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI).
The details you provide in the application will be retained by the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation’s Advance Queensland Program and may be used by DSDTI or Impact Innovation Group for the purpose of keeping you informed about Innovate Queensland support and services.
Your personal details and details of your business or its intellectual property will not be identified publically or shared with third parties without your consent.
Aggregated program data may be used for reporting purposes and to increase understanding of what Innovative Queensland services can best support the needs of Queensland businesses.
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The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government.