Guide

Find support for inventors

Introduction

You've got a great idea for a business opportunity. You believe you may have invented a unique product or an innovative component. But do you really understand all the steps involved in taking your idea to market?

Commercialisation of an invention is not a simple process. You will have to find manufacturers to build a prototype and attract funding for your invention in order to get the product to market. Depending on what you are developing, you may also have to undertake rigorous - and often complex - product safety and testing.

Advice and support are available to assist inventors and small businesses with the development of new products and technologies. This guide outlines the commercialisation options for your invention and the available support for developing your ideas and bringing them to market.