Advantage SME is UOW’s industry matchmaker. It helps businesses in Wollongong and researchers at UOW to find and connect with their ideal partners – for R&D or commercial purposes.
Since its inception, collaboration between UOW researchers and businesses has proven to help solve complex, real-world problems for businesses.
Organisations who have benefited from the program include Manufacturing Metal Solutions, Nowchem, Quirky Kid and Warrigal.
Advantage SME is able to find partners for businesses from many sectors, including advanced manufacturing, professional services, medical science and technologies and tech or ICT.
Simply tell them about your business and your needs and they’ll match you with an expert in your industry.
Australian businesses that engage in collaborative innovation with research organisations, such as UOW, are 242% more likely to report increases in productivity, compared with non-innovating businesses.
Developing relationships with the right people is often one of the reasons why businesses succeed, but the reality is that many businesses do not know who is out there nor have time to create the connections.
This is a gap UOW identified and has filled with Advantage SME. Its core purpose is to help businesses in Wollongong grow and further develop their competitive edge.
Find out more about Advantage SME.