Sponsorship Opportunities

The ECA undertakes numerous research projects per year with various partners, and welcomes expressions of interest for project sponsorship which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

As a sponsor of ECA research, your company may access the benefits listed below:

Research reports

  • Opportunity to be involved in the planning process of the construction of an appropriate research report as well as supporting elements, such as surveys and interviews;
  • Opportunity to encourage your clients to participate in the research;
  • Opportunity to attend interviews and stakeholder engagements with companies;
  • Shared IP rights to use the research findings for your own purposes;
  • Exclusive opportunity to work with a small group of partners from both industry and government involved in the project;
  • Opportunity to provide company information and additional commentary as part of the final research report.

Learning tool

  • Opportunity to be involved in the development of the learning tool;
  • Opportunity to provide content as part of the development of the learning tool;
  • Opportunity to profile your company as part of the learning tool;
  • Shared IP rights to use the output from the learning tool for promotion to your clients.

Brand recognition

  • Full branding rights on all material produced as part of the project, including:
  • Your logo displayed as part of external-facing outputs, such as the research report and survey platform, and learning tool;
  • Your logo included as part of EDM campaigns for survey recruitment;
  • Your logo and company profiled in all PR-related activity regarding the project;
  • Your banner displayed at any events related to the research project, as well as related presentations.

Consulting Opportunities

The ECA undertakes research, education and consulting projects in a number of areas relating to international trade. We invite expressions of interest for individual consulting projects which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

We are experienced in large-scale projects, which we deliver in collaboration with both public bodies and private industry. We focus on both specific areas related to trade – such as free trade agreements and their impact – as well as more broadly on market-based opportunity, among other areas.

Examples of our past work include:
  • Advancing Trade Development: An examination of the trade promotion efforts of ten countries around the world, conducted with the support of the Australian International Trade and Transport Industry Development Fund;
  • Australia’s International Business Survey: The largest survey of its kind in the country, produced on an annual basis in partnership with Efic, Austrade and the University of Sydney;
  • Demystifying Korea: An examination of Australian service sector opportunity in Korea in light of KAFTA, conducted with the support of Austrade and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) Australia-Korea Foundation;
  • FTA Tool: The only resource of its kind in Australia, providing an outline platform ( to assist businesses in demystifying all of Australia’s FTAs, in partnership with ANZ and Hunt & Hunt Lawyers;
  • Mexico: Reform and Opportunity: An examination of the potential for Australian business in light of economic reform in Mexico, conducted with the support of Austrade and in partnership with PwC and Harris Gomez Group;
  • The Shanghai Free Trade Zone and Australia: An examination of what the Shanghai FTZ is, why it matters and where the opportunities are for Australian businesses, conducted with the support of Austrade, DFAT’s Australia-China Council and Asialink Business.
  • NSW Trade Support Review Government: An evaluation of NSW’s trade support programs and its role in state trade promotion
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