Program Director, Farming Together Project
Southern Cross University
1:50 PM CASE STUDY: Southern Cross University’s Farming Together Project: Building Farmer’s Capacity for Collaboration through Sustainable, Healthy and Profitable Partnerships
Within the first 12 months of operation, the Farming Together Project generated $20.45 million of value-add to production, and created over 131 full-time equivalent jobs. Earlier this year marked the end of the program and a new understanding of the significant gap in support for primary producers in Agriculture. The collaboration between the Australian Government & SCU will extend for a further five years with the aim to:
- The project delivered over 1,155 expert support services and registered 57 new co-operatives
- Surpassed government’s target of 2000 producers by reaching 28,500+ primary producers
- Build farmers’ capacity in collaboration including a structured Ambassadors program linking well established co-operatives with newly formed co operatives
3:40 PM CHAMPAGNE ROUNDTABLE: Breaking Down Intellectual Property and Licensing Barriers to Improve Collaboration between Research and Industry
How can we determine the integrity of research commercialisation and overcome the concerns of Intellectual Property (IP) protection and licensing? To bring researchers closer to industry, we must create a community of trust and implement a commercialisation plan that benefits all stakeholders.
This panel will address the following questions:
- How can we efficiently negotiate the best practice for IP, data protection and cost expectations?
- How can we secure long-lasting partnerships that foster transparency and trust?
- What models should be used to benchmark terms for Contract Research?