Head of Strategic Partnerships
10:50 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Scale Your Business by Identifying and Measuring ROI on Early Stage Research Ideas
Universities are improving their commercialisation support through rollouts of incubator and accelerator programs, while businesses are paying more attention to early research investments. There is an abundance of support from public and increasing private funding to encourage innovation in Australia. However, the main challenge for all stakeholders is identifying research projects that carry commercial viability as well as its impact on communities.
This panel discussion will look at the critical sets of challenges around bridging research to commercialisation and answer key questions:
- What are the factors that lead to commercial success or failure of a research idea?
- How to quantify the risk of a research project and what strategies can be implemented to mitigate these risks?
- The role of stakeholders to support innovation that can help solve market problems and create positive impact for our community