QUT Creative Enterprise Australia - Queensland

Description

Why the Support is Provided?

As Australia's only dedicated creative industries incubator, we assist emerging businesses in the areas of film and television, music, design and new media, to reach their full potential. Our mission is to power the creative economy by accelerating the business performance of Australias creative industries.

Our business support services are focused on assisting clients through each stage of their growth and accelerating their capacity so they are able to effectively compete in the marketplace. Aiming to be internationally recognised as a successful creative industries development agency, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia works to drive creative industries enterprise, research and engagement through our services.

What Support is Provided?

The creative industries precinct provides flexible space as well as a comprehensive business and creative advisory service including:

  • Professional advice to develop business and management skills;
  • Technical expertise to assist product development;
  • Industry placement, partnerships and networking;
  • Mentoring from experienced business and creative industries people;
  • Introduction to Business Angel and venture capital investors; and
  • International networks and contacts.

Facilities include computing and digital studios, media labs, newsrooms, design, post production facilities, film and television studios and productions workshops.

The areas of professional and technical advice available to members are:

  • Legal and IP management;
  • Financial management;
  • Business management and planning;
  • Accounting and taxation;
  • Export planning;
  • Human Resource management;
  • PR and marketing;
  • Technology commercialisation and valuation; and
  • Capital attraction.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

The criteria for entry to the Incubator are:

Demonstrably Marketable: With an identified existing or potential market advantage and a substantial identified market.

Commercially Attractive: Likely to appeal to investors and/or offering opportunities for joint venturing.

Close to Market: With a product likely to reach market within two years.

Committed Management Team: Management team substantially in place and receptive to 'coaching'.

Adequate Finance: To fund the business in the medium term, including meeting the obligations to the incubator.

Technology Based Business: Commercialising the results of the R & D activities and with ownership or agreed use of the intellectual property required for the business.

Attractive to the State: Likely to contribute to Queensland's economy in terms of employment, exports, investment, innovation and revenue growth.

Fees

No application fees apply. Successful applicants will be required to pay monthly membership fees and sign a service agreement which sets out the obligations of the parties, performance milestones and provisions for ongoing reviews.

Additional information

The Centre encompasses high tech, modern office space for creative, innovative companies. It is located on the edge of the QUT Kelvin Grove campus at the Creative Industries Precinct and is a thriving hub of innovative companies, conducting business throughout the world.

Administering agency

Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

Digital Productivity and Services Division

Innovation Partnership & Commercialisation Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Ms Anna Rooke

Innovation Partnership & Commercialisation Services

Digital Productivity and Services Division

Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

Operating address: QUT Creative Enterprise, Z1 The Works
34 Parer Place Central
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059
Phone: 07 3337 7801
Email: anna.rooke@qut.edu.au
Website: http://www.creativeenterprise.com.au (Opens in new window)