In Australia, it is challenging for entrepreneurial scientists to establish enterprises to commercialise science-based innovation.
Menzies Foundation reply:
Like our namesake, we're committed to supporting leadership initiatives that grapple with issues that are germane to Australia’s future. Hence our commitment to raising the profile and importance of support for Australian entrepreneurial science and technology start-ups..
Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowship Program
In partnership with the Medtech Actuator, the Foundation is incubating a ‘talent investor’ approach which supports high potential science entrepreneurs to transition from institutional contexts and navigate the ‘funding and resource cliff’ between research and the development of investable enterprises.
The key objectives of the Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowship Program are to:
Applications for the 2020 Menzies Science Entrepreneur Fellowship Program will open September 2020.. More information to come.