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

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 and how they are fostering a start-up mind-set to ensure research innovation and success.
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

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 date.

How to Collaborate with Commercialisation Funds to Turn Ideas Into Products: Top Tips from the Uniseed CEO

How to Collaborate with Commercialisation Funds to Turn Ideas Into Products: Top Tips from the Uniseed CEO

Ahead of the Research Innovation and Commercialisation Summit 2019 we chat to Peter Devine, CEO at Uniseed. Uniseed, who partners with five major research organisations across Australia, including UNSW, the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney and the CSIRO, is a unique commercialisation fund helping researchers turn their ideas into products and services.

Peter has been part of the research innovation sector for over 30 years, working in four biotech startups, with a stint in academia, working as a researcher at the University of Queensland. Since then Peter has been with Uniseed for 15 years, with 10 of these as CEO. Below Peter shares his top tips for writing a successful research proposal and delves into how researchers can best collaborate with industry to drive innovation and commerciality. 

Growing  Our Future: How Research Collaboration is Enabling Aussie Farmers to Grow More than Food

Growing Our Future: How Research Collaboration is Enabling Aussie Farmers to Grow More than Food

With agriculture Australia’s biggest export, the Federal Government understands the importance of its continued support, which is why Farming Together was launched back in 2016. Farming Together (Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program) – is a $14.9m Federal Government initiative that aims to provide farmers, fishers and foresters with knowledge, skills and materials on collaborative ideas, co-operative structures and collective strategies.

Ahead of the Research Innovation and Commercialisation Summit 2019 we take a look at how these collaborative structures are forming the basis for innovation and are encouraging research that will have long-lasting effects on Australia’s economy, and future.  

Driving Research Innovation in an Era of Limited Budgets: Strategies to Encourage Collaboration, Secure Investment and Maximise ROI

Driving Research Innovation in an Era of Limited Budgets: Strategies to Encourage Collaboration, Secure Investment and Maximise ROI

Ahead of the Research Innovation & Commercialisation Summit 2019 we take a look at five of the best strategies to drive collaboration, develop commercialisation capabilities, create better opportunities and maximise ROI. Read on to hear more from some of the biggest players in Australia’s research sector.