09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Interactive Workshops

Interactive Workshops – The IQPC Experience Explained

A workshop is offered in an intimate setting that enables you to enhance your learning experience. It is compromised of interactive formats that enable you
to bounce ideas off other delegates to create thought-provoking experiences and note takeaways that you can implement in your workplace.

Workshop A

Workshops:Tuesday, 9 April 2019

7:30 am - 9:00 am From Research to Reality: How to Collaborate with Commercialisation Funds to Turn Ideas Into Products
Peter Devine - CEO, Uniseed
Natasha Rawlings - Investment Manager, Uniseed
While Universities have the capacity to generate ground-breaking research for market innovation, it is often a question of capital investment and processes required to translate research. Understand how to identify early research ideas and seek the right funding sources to bring these ideas into fruition.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • To develop an attractive research proposal to secure the right investors
  • How to pitch your investment proposal! Work through the key elements of a pitch deck
  • Successful case studies supported by Uniseed – seeding, supporting, and exit strategies involved
  • To empower researchers to solve market problems and produce impactful research for communities


Peter Devine



Natasha Rawlings

Investment Manager

Workshop A: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

7:30 am - 9:00 am Managing Risk on University-Backed Start Ups to Maximise Returns on Investment
Dean Moss - CEO, Uniquest
This workshop will focus on how universities can improve their pipeline from research ideas to mature SMEs. Uniquest CEO, Dean Moss will discuss Australia’s support in start-ups, types of funding available to kick-start research ideas, as well as licensing deals and contract negotiation to enable universities to become active shareholders in successful commercialisation.

Learning objectives:
  • Distinguish between IP-driven startups and founder-based startups and how to accommodate for both
  • Identify quality research projects and develop a better pipeline for start-ups
  • Address proof of concept to secure funding (types of funding available, applications for funding)
  • Exit strategies – commercialisation and how universities can maximise their ROI through IP, and licensing deals


Dean Moss