Scaling up research commercialisation. Translating publicly funded research into commercial outcomes

Start time: 9.00am AEST. How can Australia’s science and engineering research achievements and capabilities contribute more to the nation’s prosperity, resilience and well-being?
Scaling up research commercialisation. Translating publicly funded research into commercial outcomes


Ongoing and new Commonwealth and State government initiatives are aimed at lifting the combined performance of the business and the research sectors. Improving research collaboration, translation and commercialisation is one of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s three strategic priorities. This one-day Symposium has been organised by the NSW Division to contribute to this priority. The audience (face to face and on-line) will hear from policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurship program leaders and successful researchers-turned entrepreneurs. The Symposium is intended to inform and inspire. Speakers will identify how practical, cultural and financial hurdles can be overcome.

The Symposium aims to increase mutual understanding between business, researchers and government and strengthen the networks that will enable more researchers and businesses to succeed in commercialisation.


Keynote Speakers

Andrew Stevens
Chair, Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Professor Mary O’Kane AC FTSE
O’Kane Associates
Chair, Independent Planning Commission of NSW


Dr Nathaniel Bavinton
Innovation & Futures Manager, City of Newcastle

Chris Beal
CEO, NextOre

David Burt
Director of Entrepreneurship, UNSW Sydney

Professor Barney Glover AO FTSE
Vice Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University

Emeritus Professor Roy Green AO FTSE
Innovation Advisor, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Sarah Jones
CEO, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship

Dr Heba Khamis
Co-founder and CEO, Contactile

Scott McKeon
Co-founder, Espresso Displays

Dr Andrew Mears
CEO, SwitchDin

Dr Adi Paterson FTSE
Principal and Founder, Siyeva Consulting

Dr Alison Todd FTSE
Co-founder and CSO, SpeeDx

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FTSE
Director, SMaRT Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW Sydney



10 / 08 / 2021 - 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Registration Closes
10 / 08 / 2021 09:00 am
  • Virtual Attendee: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
Event Contact
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
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    1300 653 113
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