Accelerating Commercialisation

Accelerating Commercialisation is a service under the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme that provides you with advice and funding to get your novel product, process or service to market.

Application detail:

You can apply for Accelerating Commercialisation at any time.

What do you get?

You’ll be paired with an independent facilitator. Your facilitator will make recommendations to take your project from prototype to your first commercial sales and they’ll help you apply for the commercialisation grant. 

Who is this for?

Businesses, start-ups and researchers who have a novel product, process or service ready to scale up and commercialise in global markets.  


Accelerating Commercialisation has 2 key stages:

  • guidance stage, which connects you with a facilitator
  • grant stage, to fund your commercialisation project.

A customer service manager will contact you to discuss your application and ensure your project meets the novel criteria for Accelerating Commercialisation. One your application is approved, your facilitator will work with you to give recommendations on your business and support you to apply for the merit based Accelerating Commercialisation grant.

There's no upfront cost for Accelerating Commercialisation guidance. However, you'll need to invest your time to get the most out of it. If you are applying for a grant you will need to commit resources such as matched funding, staff, facilities or equipment, depending on the nature of the project.

Our delivery partners i4Connect, who provide Accelerating Commercialisation services nationally, are hosting information sessions. They'll take you through the guidance and grant stages and you can speak to them about your project.

Information sessions

To learn more about Accelerating Commercialisation and what it can offer you, register for an information session hosted by our commercialisation facilitators.

These sessions will give you more information on:

  • why Accelerating Commercialisation exists
  • who it is for
  • what is on offer
  • what makes you eligible
  • how the service works.


You can apply if your business meets the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this opportunity. You can apply if you:

  • have an eligible business structure
  • are a Research Commercialisation Entity or Eligible Partner Entity
  • have a project with a novel product, process service
  • have evidence of your ability to fund at least 50% of eligible project expenditure.

Grant recipients

Discover the projects successfully funded under the Accelerating Commercialisation Grant.

Apply now

You can submit your application for the Accelerating Commercialisation guidance through the online portal. You will need to set up an account when you first log in. Once you begin your application, you can save, exit and return to it anytime. The application does not need to be completed in one go.

Apply for Commercialisation Guidance

Before applying, make sure you:

  • read the Grant opportunity guidelines
  • can address all eligibility criteria
  • read our customer stories to ensure your project is the right fit
  • have all the information ready.
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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant application form (for information only)

Sample grant agreement (for information only)

Application mandatory attachment – Accountant's declaration

Application optional attachment – Assessment criteria

Application optional attachment - Project expenditure guide


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

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

Entrepreneurs’ Programme

Accelerating Commercialisation is part of AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs Programme, which transforms Australian businesses by providing access to expert advice and grants.

Our program services will help you to:

  • strengthen and grow your business
  • connect with the research sector
  • get your idea to market.

And, you can access grants to make it happen (from $20,000 to $1 million).

At the heart of the program lies our national network of facilitators. Entrepreneurs’ Programme facilitators are local, independent business experts who will work with you on your business.

Transform your business with expert advice that money can’t buy, and financial support through access to grants.