The role of Swinburne Knowledge is broadly to facilitate, support, and monitor the University's commercialisation activities. This extends to the provision of advice and expertise to managers of units operating or planning commercial activities, and to senior managers.
Swinburne Knowledge has systems to identify and evaluate the commercial potential of emerging opportunities, and to assess applications for seed funding for new ventures and allocate funding. The latter function draws on a significant level of outside commercial expertise.
The primary vehicles for commercialisation of University IP are: establishing spin-off companies; licensing; and contracting various commercial activities.