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

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Research Innovation 2019 - View Final Program

Welcome to the 4th Annual Research Innovation Summit 2019!The 2019 event has a brand new focus on:Increasing business communication and engagement strategies early in partnerships to create meaningful outcomes and real value propositionsImprove underst ...

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Building Meaningful Partnerships for Improved Collaboration and Research Commercialisation

In this article, Dr. Leanna Read, Chief Scientist of South Australia. Leanna looks at the impact of new government incentives on Research and Development, and discusses the impact of meaningful research partnerships on overall collaboration and industry commercialisation. 

Reshaping Research

Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger is a National Heath and Medical Research Council Research Fellow, and is the head of Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and Centre for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, where he runs a laboratory group researching hormone therapies.  ...

Aligning Goals & Driving Commerciality Through Research Partnerships with Thales

In this article, John Best, Vice President of Technology and Research & Development at Thales Australia. John shares how Thales is driving commerciality through research partnerships, and how better communication with research partners has led to a greater return on investment. 

How Macquarie University is doubling commercial deals on research projects through a focus on engagement and collaboration

Over the last two years, Macquarie University has doubled their commercial research deals and has secured partnerships with companies such as Cochlear and Horticulture Australia. In this article, Anna Grocholsky, Director, Commercialisation and Innovation at Macquarie University shares how her team has rolled-out programs focused on research engagement, commercial impact...

Changing The Culture Of Public - Private Sector Partnerships to drive research innovation: An inside look at Swinburne University of Technology’s and Siemens’ 4.0 Testlabs program

In this case study, Professor Aleksander Subic, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) at Swinburne University of Technology discusses the how changing the culture in the university to bring industry and researchers closer together has been essential to the success of the program and lessons learned from the project journey to...

Past Presentations

Measuring & Understanding The ROI of Research and Commercialisation Through the Full Lifecycle of a Collaboration

Discussing creating collaboration with global companies and investors for mutual benefit to drive licencing and allowing access to capabilityl Ensuring research is based off market need and therefore can be translated and commercialisedUnderstanding the opportunities for universities to leverage research expertise and infrastructure for local economic development and commercial engagementUnderstanding...

MTPConnect - A Novel Model For Translation of Medtech & Pharmaceutical Technologies

Snapshot of the medtech/pharmaceutical sector in AustraliaConstraints and barriers for growthSector megatrendsSector growth prioritiesClinical trialsCase studies

Doubling Commercial Deals And Industry Engagement Best Practice

Encouraging engagement and created connections with industryDetermining what to protect with IP and ensuring it will receive ROIEnsuring education and communication is upheld when researchers are starting up to realise success.

NHMRC Fostering A Culture of Research Commercialisation

Discuss changes to the NHMRC Development Grant scheme, which is NHMRC’s main mechanism for funding health and medical research at the proof of concept stage.Discuss improvements to how industry track-record is valued in NHMRC peer review. These changes aim to enable researchers to move more flexibly between industry and academia.Discuss...