30 April - 01 May, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

David Burt

Director of the ON Program

1:30 PM Impact from Research: Empowering the Entrepreneurial Researcher

Researchers are increasingly being challenged to demonstrate the real-world impact of their science and technology. The biggest enabler of impact from research is changing the mindset of researchers themselves – convincing them to think, act and communicate about their science in new ways.

David Burt has spent the last three years helping researchers all over Australia discover how to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and use customer discovery and business model design tools to map their pathway to impact. This method is the core of the CSIRO’s ‘ON Program’ - Australia’s only deep-technology accelerator designed to help researchers take their value from the lab into the world as a product or service.

This session explores the ON Program method in detail and is relevant for both researchers as well as people supporting commercialisation and technology transfer.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how to help researchers adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and more effectively communicate with industry and community stakeholders
  • Analyse how to help researchers get their commercialisation deals across the line with a case study from CSIRO’s ON Program

  • Understand how to help researchers communicate effectively with industry and create the networks and connections necessary for an impact pathway


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining David.

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