Source IP: Government “match-making service” for finding Intellectual property


The government has launched a “match-making” service to connect startups with publicly researched intellectual property.

Source IP is a “digital intellectual property marketplace” providing a “single portal” to make it easier for businesses to access IP created by Australian universities and commonwealth organisations through a “one click” platform.

IP Australia says it’s a “simple way” to address a big problem in Australia – commercialising inventions and innovations. “It’s using the treasure trove of data we have here through a very user-friendly website”.

The searchable database includes IP from all 40 Australian universities, as well as commonwealth organisations like the CSIRO and Data61. Medical research institutes will also begin contributing to the platform from December.

Assistant minister for innovation Wyatt Roy launched Source IP on Monday morning in Canberra.


Source IP was announced back in August, by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and possibly earlier.

Congratulations to everyone who actually put in the hard work.

Government PR seems to have improved lately.

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