INNOVIC (the Victorian Innovation Centre) is a not for profit organisation assisting over 1,000 innovators and entrepreneurs each year.

We help to turn new ideas into viable products and create new businesses of the future.

We offer a wide range of practical services, free seminars and innovation resources to help your business idea, innovation or enterprise through all the stages of commercialisation.

Our service providers directory links innovators, entrepreneurs and businesses to INNOVIC’s wide network of business associates and we provide useful links to government, industry associations, corporates and others. INNOVIC is in the process of revising its Next Big Thing Award™, an international competition to find, showcase and award leading-edge new inventions, innovations and ideas with the potential to become the ‘next big thing’.


INNOVIC (the Victorian Innovation Centre) was established in 1986. Its mission is to help innovators with training and practical assistance, and to promote innovation more broadly.

Originally Victorian-focused, we now assist clients throughout Australia. Since 1986 we have assisted over 37,500 innovators, and conducted over 460 seminars attended by over 15,200 people.

Our clients generate sales of over $130 million p.a. and export to 42 countries. Our CEO reports to a Board of Directors and we operate primarily on a fee for service basis.

Core Team

Craig Milne

In addition to his position as Chairman of the INNOVIC board of directors, Craig is the Executive...

Joss Evans

Joss is the CEO of INNOVIC (Victorian Innovation Centre Limited). She runs the organisation, mana...

Richard Milne
Director Commercialisation

With a business career spanning hospitality, financial services, wine distribution, telecommunica...

Roger La Salle
Director Commercialisation

Roger is the creator of the “Matrix Thinking”™ technique and is widely sought after a...

Barrie Dobson

In his position as Managing Director of DST Group and DST Corporate Barrie provides business advi...

Bruce Whan

A mechanical engineer with a background in industry Bruce has held a range of research, operation...