About Grey Innovation

Established in 1998, Grey Innovation is a leading technology commercialisation company. 

About Grey Innovation

Who We Are

Active in healthcare, environmental tech, and defence sectors, Grey Innovation operates a scalable platform to unlock the best Intellectual Property and fast track it to commercial success.

Focusing on the identification, licencing, development and commercialisation of IP to build substantial new companies, our vertically integrated model allows repeatable deployment of people, products and processes, accelerating value creation, while reducing risk. The result is we provide superior returns to our investors.

People

Board of Directors

Portfolio Board

All Eco Detection Firefly GreyScan Osmetric TALI Track Alert System (TAS)

Value Creation

Building blocks to success

Technology
  • Design, Test and Validation tools
  • Mechanical, Software and Electronic design libraries
  • Proprietary IoT platform
  • Proprietary small-footprint robust embedded operating system
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation Tools
  • Synergistic project and technology pipelines
Process
  • Quality Systems including ISO13485, ISO 9001
  • Commercial, Governance and Administration Processes
Network
  • International Corporate Advisory network
  • Access to Capital Markets
Experience & Brand
  • Extensive talent pool – team, Management, & Board
  • Grant and other funding expertise
  • 20+ years experience

Allows Grey (and its investors) to share in the value it creates.

New Co benefits from skilled partner whose interests are aligned to create value.

Value Proposition

1 Evaluation

We select the best IP that is differentiated worldwide with the best chance of commercial success.

  • Deep sector knowledge and expertise through our knowledge in the industry over 20 years and our network of experts in portfolio companies and in the broader network.
  • A rigorous process of selection and comparison of opportunities to gate only the best.

2 Development

We have the tools to fast track converting IP into commercially available products. We build only what we don't already have.

  • Deep technical expertise including in-application development, wearables, and loT devices.
  • A proven product platform library delivers many elements of a new product 'out of the box'. including major software, electronic and mechanical components, billing, data security and regulatory compliant validation tools.
  • Expertise at obtaining certifications, regulatory approvals and operating commercial manufacturing processes.
  • Project management discipline to track all aspects of the build and testing process and a history of bringing products to market on time while solving the most complex technical challenges.

3 Commercialisation

We have the experience and networks to build valuable companies.

  • Expertise in developing business models, commercial negotiations and partnerships, building companies and attracting investors. We leverage our network of experienced executives to bring the right skilled personnel at the right time.

Process

Our business & methodology

  • Vertical integration, from evaluation to commercialisation increases speed of value creation and reduces chance of loss (e.g. time to market and founder and IP risks).
  • Deep tech and engineering problems require skills that neither start-ups nor large corporates can leverage easily - we have the knowledge, methodology, and tech pool.
  • Portfolio approach and network allows cross pollination of ideas, capability, and relationships across portfolio.
  • We believe in participating in the value creation along the journey and maintaining our stake in stand-out successes.
1

Analysis

  • Strategy
  • Market Analysis
  • Positioning
  • Business Case
  • Risks
  • Licensing
2

Plan

  • Project Planning
  • Requirements
  • System
  • Architecture
  • Cost Estimates
  • Feasibility
3

Design

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Mechanical
  • Prototype
4

Build & Test

  • Hardware Build
  • Software Coding
  • Validation Test
  • Compliance Testing
  • Regulatory Approval
  • Final Design
5

Commercialise

  • Commercialisation
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Partnering
  • Funding
6

Exit

  • Trade Sale
  • IPO

Proof

Vertically integrated commercialisation – a better model

Features Grey Innovation Startup/Venture Company Corporate Innovation Accelerator
Background IP World leading Company only Occasionally Limited, narrow
Access to IP Global Network Occasionally Company only Limited
Technical / Engineering Depth In house/contracted Must hire Divert resources or hire Limited, must hire, junior
Sector Experience Domain experts run each spinout Unlikely Yes Sometimes
Business Acumen Proven senior team Varies Unlikely Unlikely
Commercialisation Known partners New relationships Competes for resources Limited relationships
Chance of Failure Lowest High Medium Medium

Partners

Research Institute Global & Channel Partners

UTAS
Cochlear
University of Melbourne
Eastern Health
State Government of Victoria
Intel
TMS
ResMed
The Alfred Hospital
Peter Mac
Australian National University
Royal Eye and Ear Hospital
Charles Sturt University
Monash University
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Monash Vision Group
CSIRO
Bosch
St Vincents Hospital
Nanosonics
National Health and Medical Research Council
Global Kinetics
PMHC
DZNE
Australian Research Council
IBM
Fraunhofer
HP Invent
Siemens
Swinbourne
Telstra Eureka