Universities are investors (Capital Partners) in the SCV Fund.

SCV works  closely with the commercialisation teams of these universities to review their research, portfolios and identify opportunities and shape them to be investment ready, providing a line of sight on funding, critical resourcing and business advice.

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The Australian National University is a world-class research institution located in Canberra, Australia. The University connects innovative ideas, researchers and infrastructure to business, government and society to deliver value to the global community.
It was founded by the Australian Government in 1946 to provide the nation with a university that would stand among the best in the world. The University has a research-intensive culture and is a centre of unparalleled intellectual talent and research excellence.
It is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world.


Deakin University is on a strong trajectory with improving research excellence and a growing international footprint.
Research at Deakin aims to make a difference – an entrepreneurial approach to applying research ideas that will improve our world and communities.
Our research is producing smarter technologies for business and industry, improving the health and wellbeing of local and international communities, supporting sustainable development and advancing education, citizenship and cultural understanding.
Over 90 per cent of our research is rated at or above world standard (ERA 2015) and our campuses are home to cutting edge facilities and equipment that will take Australian industry and business beyond the 21st century.


The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is rated the top young university in Australia.
Our billion-dollar campus redevelopment gives our partners access to world-class resources and cutting-edge research.
With 94% of our research rated as world standard or above, our students, technologies and innovations have the best chance to make an impact.
UTS is also investing heavily in entrepreneurship, with more than 40 per cent of our students wanting to create their own jobs or start their own companies and a thriving academic community working on high impact research with clear commercial potential.
UTS is opening up industry pathways for ventures coming out of the university to maximise their potential for success – and to ensure a thriving and growing future Australian startup sector.


iAccelerate is a unique business accelerator and incubator program at the University of Wollongong (UOW), where startups, scaleups, social enterprises and intrapreneurs thrive supported by robust education, mentoring, seed funding and unparalleled access to one of the world’s most innovative young research universities.


The University of Canberra is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and within the top 100 young universities globally.
Our researcher influence and impact is the highest of any university in Australia and indicative of the quality, breadth and depth of our research and education.
We are committed to being a university for the professions and as such, our research is applied and focused on solving cutting edge real world challenges.
The University is part of the Canberra Innovation Network connecting our staff and students into a rich ecosystem of local, national and international expertise and investment

SCV's Practical Guide to University Venturing helps you understand the practicalities of establishing a University Venture Fund. The guide talks about the People, Programs, Property and Proximity needed to create an active and quality pipeline of investible ideas from your institution, city, region.


This guide helps you to take the ideas from the lab to the market and identifies all of the pathways needed to improve their chance of global success. The guide is free, just enter your details below and we will email you the download link.

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