Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Turning Opportunity Into Commercial Reality
Free Innovation Information Seminar for Businesses in Griffith

Date: Tuesday, 27th of July
Venue: Griffith Leagues Club

Innovation is the competitive weapon of this century. Bringing ideas to market however, needs a solid systemised approach to the commercialisation process, for the idea to be fully realised.

Turning opportunity into Commercial Reality will outline the steps to consider when commercialising your idea or service It will cover what elements are required to build value into your company, manage your intellectual property and strategies to e?ectively grow your business or build value into the business and getting it ready to sell. With state and federal sources now opening up to support innovation and early stage commercialisation, there are new avenues to consider for SME’s. This presentation will cover how this support could work for your company.

And with debt equity harder to come by these days for small business, many companies are looking at private equity.

Turning opportunity into Commercial Reality will be presented by Dan Liszka, Sharon Adams, Peter Steer, Leon Skaliotis, Duncan Farquhar, Matthew Warnken, William Hird & Marion Heathcote.

The presentation will focus on how to:
  • Reduce the need to take on excessive levels of debt.
  • Eliminate the need to sell off your business’s controlling interest.
  • Establish a legally compliant capital raising vehicle.
  • Companies wishing to explore their financing options in the short or long term should attend.

A free consultation service will be available with both the NSW Innovation Advisory Service or the Visiting Patent Attorney on the following day, Wednesday, 28th of July from 9am to 4pm. To book appointments call 1300 411 417 or [email protected]

The NSW Innovation Advisory Service is supported by the NSW Government to provide practical support and assistance to start-up companies, inventors, innovators and small to medium enterprises through all stages of commercialisation.

For further information or interview opportunities please contact:
Brianna Power
Affinity Marketing
P: 02 8006 5035
M: 0403 904 912
E: [email protected]

Presented by:

Dan Liszka - NSW Innovation Advisory Service -
Provide practical support and assistance to start-up companies, inventors, innovators and small to medium enterprises through all stages of commercialisation.

Sharon Adams - De Bortoli Wines - Sharon has spent the last 10 years at De Bortoli Wines as the Quality Manager, developing and implementing the Integrated Risk Management System ensuring that all legal and ethical obligations along with quality and food safety requirements are being met.

Peter Steer - FlexTank - Design, produce and market oxygen-permeable, polymer wine-maturation and storage tanks.

Leon Skaliotis - FT Technologies -
Is an Australian company that developed the Spinning Cone Column for the recovery and management of aroma and ?avour. They are also the owners and manufacturer of the Centritherm® evaporator.

Duncan Farquhar - National Wine & Grape Industry Centre -
Has mapped Pathways to Innovation Outcomes for all research being conducted at the Centre.

Matthew Warnken - Crucible Carbon -
Has been leading consulting teams around start-up projects in resource recovery and renewable energy for the last decade.

William Hird & Marion Heathcote - Davies Collison Cave - Australia's leading Intellectual Property (IP) ?rm, specialising in the protection and enforcement of Patent, Trade Mark and Design Registrations.

Contact Profile

Brianna Power

P: 02 8006 5035
M: 0403 904 912
W: www.ausinvent.com/


small business, innovation, commercialising, alchemy



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