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Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market.
Application detail:
You can submit an expression of interest for Commercialisation Guidance at any time. After receiving guidance, you may be eligible to apply for an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant. 

What do you get?

  • Expert advice and guidance
  • Up to $250,000 of matched project funding for Commercialisation Offices and Eligible Partner Entities
  • Up to $1 million of matched project funding for all other eligible applicants

Who is this for?

Australian entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, start-ups, Commercialisation Offices and small and medium enterprises who have a novel product, process or service they want to commercialise.


Accelerating Commercialisation provides you expert guidance to help find a commercialisation solution that is right for you. Matched funding is also available to support your commercialisation activities.

The first step is to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form for Commercialisation Guidance. If you receive guidance, your adviser may recommend that you apply for an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant.

Commercialisation Guidance

When you apply for guidance, we connect you to an AusIndustry Customer Service Manager or a Commercialisation Adviser.

The Commercialisation Adviser will:

  • offer initial guidance on the commercialisation project or strategy
  • provide feedback if you want to progress to a grant

Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

This grant gives you additional advice and funding to support your eligible commercialisation project.

Successful applicants also receive Portfolio Services for the term of the project. Participants in the Portfolio connect to a range of services that may include:

  • guidance from Commercialisation Advisers
  • access to an expert network
  • access to promotional opportunities through the Accelerating Commercialisation program


What are the eligibility criteria?

To get Commercialisation Guidance you must:

  • have a novel product, process or service you want to commercialise
  • seek opportunities to trade in different states or territories to your place of business
  • not appear on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency list of non-complying organisations

To apply for an Accelerating Commercialisation Grant you must have received Commercialisation Guidance.

Then you must be one of the following:

You must also:

  • be undertaking an eligible project
  • own or have access or beneficial use of any intellectual property required for the project
  • meet the turnover test
  • evidence that you can fund at least 50% of the project costs
  • provide enough information to undertake a merit assessment

Read the Customer Information Guide for more information on the eligibility criteria.


Information sessions

Information sessions are offered to help you understand what is available under Accelerating Commercialisation and whether you are eligible. Find out if there is a upcoming session you could attend. 


Read the Customer Information Guide to understand what is an eligible project and if you can fund your share of the costs of the proposed project.

How do you apply?

Applying for Accelerating Commercialisation is a two-step process.

1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Complete the online EOI form for Commercialisation Guidance. You will get a receipt number when you submit your online form.

As part of the Commercialisation Guidance you will find out if you can proceed to a grant application.

2. Submit a grant application

You will receive a grant application form after your Commercialisation Guidance if your project is suitable. You can lodge an application at any time.

You will need to submit your completed application to us. We consider applications in 6 to 8 week cycles. The whole application process can take at least 3 and up to 6 months to complete.

Apply for Commercialisation Guidance

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form to get access to expert advice if you:

  • have a novel product, process or service
  • meet the eligibility criteria
  • have read the Customer Information Guide
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  • Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Customer stories

We are proud of the funding we have provided to support great Aussie ingenuity. Learn about the Accelerating Commercialisation program and how it's helped Australian businesses commercialise their novel product, process or service. 

Key documents

Customer information guide

Frequently asked questions

Sample grant application form (for information only)

Sample funding agreement (for information only)

Application Mandatory Attachment – Accountant's Declaration

Application Mandatory Attachment – Merit Criteria

Application Mandatory Attachment – Project Summary

Application Mandatory Attachment – Project budget calculator

Application Mandatory Attachment – Milestones

Using the AC online application form