Stage 4: Research-Industry Engagement
Australian research and innovation is world-class, with potential for huge positive impact in the real world, if it can just reach the right markets. Australian industries understand real-world problems and seek to solve them, if they can just connect to the right scientific and technical experts.
There’s often a huge divide in understanding and culture between research organisations, such as universities, and commercial companies. Closing the research-industry gap is a win for both sides that also benefits society in general.
gemaker provides unique, award-winning training and mentoring in research-industry engagement. We develop effective engagement strategies and harness our extensive academic, government, professional and commercial networks to help clients form long-term, productive and profitable partnerships.
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Having done all the hard work in establishing the partnership, consider how it can be leveraged for even greater mutual benefit.
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There’s often a huge crevasse between research organisations, such as universities, and commercial companies, in any industry: a gap in understanding and a potential grave for hopes and dreams.