Commercialisation and use of intellectual property

We offer opportunities to commercialise Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) intellectual property (IP) that is the result of world-class research and development (R&D).

To improve productivity and adoption of the results of R&D, we may grant access to commercial entities to develop, market and sell the IP. This includes:

  • products or services
  • technologies
  • copyright works.

Where appropriate, licences are granted through an expression of interest (EOI) process. Other possible options include selling or assigning the IP.

By offering R&D outputs for commercial development, we ensure new and improved products or services and technologies are made available to primary industries and external entities. Revenue from these ventures is re-invested into agriculture and food RD&E.

Accessing DAF IP

Opportunities exist to utilise or access IP created from DAF R&D through:

Expression of interest process

  • DAF IP for commercialisation is generally made available through EOI process released through either QTenders or this DAF website.
  • DAF generally grants licences to develop, market and sell the intellectual property although sale or assignment of IP may be options.

Copyright works

Copyright works that are available include images, webpages, books, CDs/videos, reports, databases, scientific publications, presentations, teaching and training packages.

You may use this material for approved purposes by applying to DAF use copyright (fees may apply).

For further information or clarification contact or the DAF Customer Service Centre.