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

Nicholas Johnson

Director of Research Grants
National Health and Medical Research Council


2:00 PM NHMRC Fostering A Culture of Research Commercialisation

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is the Australian Government’s principal organisation for funding health and medical research.
NHMRC is undertaking a number of initiatives to encourage and enable greater commercialisation of NHMRC funded research. Nicholas Johnson will discuss recent progress, including key outputs from NHMRC’s Health Innovation Advisory Committee.

  • 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 NHMRC’s new Innovation web page, which provides information to researchers about the commercialisation process.


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