Investment

ANU Connect Ventures are managers for two funds aimed at early stage commercialisation projects with strong commercial potential: The Discovery Translation Fund 2.0, and the Seed Investment Fund.

Discovery Translation Fund 2.0

The Discovery Translation Fund (DTF 2.0) supports researchers from The Australian National University, the University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University in conducting vital proof-of-concept experiments to validate potential commercial operations. Investments from the DTF are:

  • Typically $25,000-$50,000
  • Open to ANU, UC and CSU researchers
  • Strong in commercial potential, with benefit to the region
  • Milestone based
  • Completed over 12 to 18 months

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Discovery Translation Fund - Guide to Applicants

Seed Investment Fund (Closed for new applications)

Seed Investments with ANU Connect Ventures are aimed at early-stage ventures with exceptional commercial potential. A detailed evaluation process will screen potential investments against criteria including:

  • Anticipated high rate of return, growing domestic and international markets, and identifiable exit
  • Realisation in a 3-8 year period
  • Strong technical merit and IP position
  • Realistic business plan and projections
  • Potential benefit to the ACT

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Seed Investment

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