In Start-up Formation everything learned in the first two modules is put into practice and used to translate research discoveries, or any innovative idea or product into a tangible outcome. By providing access to our Team Mentor Program, a variety of additional learning and networking opportunities and the option to take up residence in a CERI-based office space, we aim to ensure CERIans have all the tools they need for successful commercialisation.
For those who do wish to see their research and other discoveries become a commercial reality, the final module of the CERI program can facilitate this. Upon completion of Concept to Creation, interested CERIans will be assessed by our Mentor Advisory Panel to evaluate their suitability for Start-Up Formation.
As part of the third module of the CERI program, start-ups have the opportunity to be considered for office space at the CERI Headquarters located only 10 minutes from Perth’s CBD.
Resident companies have access to either shared or private offices that cater to start-up businesses.
Some of the amenities include:
Common area and kitchen
Access to the business centre and board room
Conference and meeting facilities
Access to the CERI library
Allocated onsite parking
All start-up companies involved in Start-Up Formation are asked to provide regular progress reports. They are reviewed every 12 months by the Scientific and Investment Advisory Panel, Mentors, and the CERI CEO to retain their position.
Food Design Co
Terra15 was the first company to move into CERI. The founders completed the education modules, applied for office space and were supported by CERI mentors in their entrepreneurial journey. With a solid two years of research and early customer engagement behind them, they have now secured investment and commercial contracts with international companies to take their company to the next level.
Although terra15 is no longer a resident company their founders, Nader Issa and Michaël Roelens, remain active members of the CERI community.