Our Clients

Our services are available to research groups or small startups through to large multi-party collaborations and multi-national organisations.

VenturePro provides business advisory and grant writing services to: 


  • Universities across Australia (including individual research groups)

  • State and commonwealth government agencies

  • Technology and biotechnology companies

  • Publicly funded research organisations (such as CSIRO and AIMS) 

  • Independent research institutes


I first engaged Pat and his team to support the development of the CRC for Wound Management bid, and there is no doubt that they were a key factor in its success, and more recently to develop a value proposition for a large Reef restoration initiative.


Pat’s ability to remain serenely calm even in very high pressure situations, his commitment to his clients and his high quality outputs which draw upon his diverse background in science, business and economics are why I continue to engage his services. I would not hesitate to recommend Pat – he will not disappoint!

Theresa Fyffe

Executive Director Projects & Partnerships

Great Barrier Reef Foundation

“VenturePro performed a market analysis for us to support a major research bid. The analysis was very thorough and provided a number of opportunities to link our research with economic impact in our proposal. Moreover, discussions with Pat Silvey from the firm led to new ideas and ways of thinking about how we commercially translate our research.”

The University of Woollongong


“VenturePro acted as Bid Manager for a multimillion dollar grant that Flinders University prepared for a new $30M ARC Centre for Groundwater Research and Training. This involved coordinating the bid and preparing the final submission and detailed budget work - overall, a very complex task, involving many large university and government institutions. This was no mean feat.

It was excellent to work with VenturePro. Extremely professional and pleasant to work with and we were extremely impressed by the quality and timeliness of the work and the final outcome. They work with integrity, honesty, and provided excellent innovative and creative input at all steps of the process - from early conceptual designs through to final bid submission.

The big picture components and small detailed elements of the work were executed with creativity and precision respectively. I cannot fault any aspect of the work and the process. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending them to you for similar work.”

Professor Craig T. Simmons

Director, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

Flinders University

"Drs Silvey and Proctor provided timely, constructive and pivotal input to our team that was mounting a bid for the Autism Cooperative Research Centre. VenturePro's skills in economic impact of health conditions from the perspective of the Australian economy and public good were critical to our bid. VenturePro went the extra mile to support us and our team's efforts.


They demonstrate critical research skills, a sound understanding of economic issues impacting research outputs, the critical capacity to adapt to the specific needs of research teams, and exceptional interpersonal communication skills that makes working with them a pleasure.


We would highly commend VenturePro as professional operators in a complex and competitive research arena."

The University of Queensland and Autism Queensland

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