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University of Technology Sydney

The Creative Industries Innovation Centre is hosted by the University of Technology, Sydney, in addition to a national network of industry, corporate and university partners. These partners assist with the delivery of relevant services to Australia’s creative businesses.

ABC Innovation offers a R&D incubator across the ABC as a whole; supports AIMIA Innovatives program by providing development support and Australian output platforms for domestic distribution, audience insights and product mentoring; promotes successful innovation through external partnerships.

ATP Innovations offers screening, commercialisation, technology transfer and business incubation services and training.

Arup provides technology and planning expertise, including the establishment of successful creative precincts, and global innovation in manufacturing, product development and urban design.

Australia Business Arts Foundation (ABAF) offers access through the CIIC for high-performance firms to its practical professional development workshops, pro bono contribution of business knowledge and expertise (adviceBank and boardbank), and business-to-business connections.

Australian Interactive Multimedia Association (AIMIA): the peak industry body for interactive media in Australia, acts as a conduit to interactive content and digital media companies to facilitate and champion CIIC service delivery and screening for target firms, also runs the digital content business incubator AIMIA Innovatives.

Australian Network for Arts and Technology (ANAT) acts as a direct conduit through programs such as Synapse to creative companies and practitioners operating ‘at the intersection of art, science and technology' to facilitate service delivery and screening for target firms;

City of Sydney is responsible for the central Sydney area and surrounds - the commercial, financial and cultural hub of Sydney. Providing networking and event opportunities.

DDB offers marketing expertise is an internationally renowned advertising agency with over 14,000 staff in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

Ernst and Young offers expertise in promoting entrepreneurship and financial and business advice; Jon Dobell is Oceania Managing Partner managing Strategic Growth Markets.

Freehills is offering expert advice to CIIC in relation to IP law. They are an Australian-based international law firm with the resources and expertise of around 1000 lawyers, including more than 200 partners across offices in Australia and South-East Asia and they act for more than 75 per cent of Australia's top 100-listed companies.

IBM Australian Development Laboratory provides technology expertise.

Ivany Invest offers expertise in business management and investment.

Neville Freeman Agenc offers expertise in business advisory services; Oliver Freeman, who is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Business, will contribute expert advice on the development of CIIC.

Object acts as a direct conduit to design companies and sector-specific expertise, including marketing, retail, export, exhibitions, publishing and public programming.

Powerhouse Museum offers a reputation for exhibitions, public programs and publications draws on the most extensive collection of design, science and technology in the country, and the scholarship of its curatorial staff.

SGS Economics and Planning provides specialist economics and planning consultancy providing research, creative analysis of policy options and advice on policy implementation.

Standards Australia provides expertise and networks in manufacturing, design and innovation.

The Project Factory offers exemplary creative media company spearheading the next generation of digital media production companies in Australia, producing large scale projects across web, mobile and virtual networks that challenge creative and commercial models for large businesses, media companies and government.

Westpac Bank A major financial institution offering business and finance expertise.

Workshop 3000 offers expert advice on business support programs and models based on experience of a small high-profile, sustained creative company located in Melbourne's inner-city creative cluster.

University Foundation Partners

University partners host CIIC Business Advisors and support our events. Each joined the consortium on a 'whole-of-university' basis so that CIIC may access a range of resources and support such as professional advice and services in commercialisation, business, marketing, and human resource management, and research technologies, facilities and expertise.

In addition, high-profile academic leaders in the arts, design and architecture at each University contribute relevant expertise and experience in the creative industries.