Learn how AusIndustry’s partnership with i4 Connect supports Aussie companies to commercialise new technologies.
12:00pm – Welcome from Karen Reynolds, Director of the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP).
12:05pm – Overview of the Accelerating Commercialisation (AC) including goals of the programme, benefits, eligibility, and examples of past grantees.
12:25pm – Q&A in relation to Accelerating Commercialisation.
12:35pm – Our guest speaker is Amanda Trenerry, founder of Neomorph Mouthguards to share her commercialisation journey.
12:50pm – Q&A in relation to physical product commercialisation.
AC provides expert guidance and support to help small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers commercialise novel products, processes, and services. Its services include:
Commercialisation Guidance – guidance and assistance to develop the commercialisation potential of new technologies, and
Accelerating Commercialisation Grants – financial assistance for projects that help commercialise a novel product, process and service.
Read more about the service at https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/accelerating-commercialisation
With a lifelong passion for technology, innovation and commercialisation, Grant brings diverse skills and experiences to the role of Commercialisation Facilitator at i4 Connect. Leveraging formal qualifications in Industrial Design and technical skills acquired in automotive trades, Grant has founded and grown companies commercialising both physical products and software in domestic and international markets, culminating in a career leading software companies spanning more than 20 years. Grant maintains a passion for supporting founders of innovative companies across diverse sectors, with a natural affinity for design, engineering, advanced manufacturing, and software focussed companies.
Amanda Trenerry founded the company Neomorph Mouthguards after searching globally for a more custom fitting and protective mouldable solution to common over the counter boil & bite mouthguards.
As a clinical dental hygienist, Amanda knew that the emotional, social, and financial impact of dental injuries in sport can be devastating and lifelong. She has held a firm belief that wearing a good fitting, protective mouthguard is insurance in reducing that anguish and protecting smiles.
Amanda approached the MDPP to investigate the design, functionality, and manufacturability of a new mouthguard concept, incorporating a new material with attractive moulding and protective benefits. This discovery ultimately culminated in the formulation of the Neomorph Mouthguard.
Professor Karen Reynolds is Director of the Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) and the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) at Flinders University. Bridging the divide between research and industry, Karen is considered as one of Australia’s leading researchers in biomedical engineering and has been recognised for her outstanding contributions.