Start-up and company information

The University’s most common vehicle for commercialisation will almost always be through licensing, however at some point the decision must be made whether to license the technology to a new company or for Macquarie University to take equity in a new company.

If you are considering starting a new company and it involves students and/or staff from Macquarie University, the Office of Commercialisation and Innovation can assist. A licence with terms such as rent if the company office/facilities are located at Macquarie can be negotiated.

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Business and tax advice

  • Provides free information on the operation and registration of businesses.

  • Provides free templates, assistance (including finding grants) and other advisory services for your business activities.

  • Provides business planning advice as well as mentoring and networking support. First consultation free.

  • Provides free assistance with all tax issues related to the business.

  • Provides guidance and advice on how to successfully start a company.

Trade mark and patent attorneys

  • Provides free initial consultation on supporting your business through IP. Free access to a register of many Australian attorneys.

  • Database of registered IP. Provides guidance and information on the commercialisation of IP.

Legal services

  • Provides specialised legal advice for start-ups as well as some free useful documents.

  • Provides tailored, high quality legal documents and guidance to assist start-ups free of charge and on a fully open access basis.

Incubators and accelerators

  • Australia’s incubator for deep tech businesses.

  • A home for tech startups. The largest non-profit coworking space in the country.

  • Australia’s national science and technology accelerator.

  • A co-working and event space available to students, staff members, researchers and the local community. They regularly host entrepreneur training courses and workshops and provide a supportive network for people or teams looking to turn their ideas into a viable venture.

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