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A 10-year-old gem that helps others to shine

A 10-year-old gem that helps others to shine

Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durabilityHarriet Beecher Stowe Growing gemaker since 2011 has involved some dark days and lots of hard work for me and my...

Our 10th birthday gift to you: 10 tips for start-up success

Our 10th birthday gift to you: 10 tips for start-up success

It’s been a busy decade for the gemaker team. We’ve paused to celebrate our achievements and compile the following list of the top 10 things we’ve learned along the way, which we’re calling the ‘gemaker ten’. Groundwork: Remember the ‘five P principle’: Proper...

Presentation Training Insights

Presentation Training Insights

It started with heart palpitations. Then, clammy hands and cold feet. The last thing I remember is feeling light-headed, before collapsing on the studio floor. During my first weekend presenting on metropolitan television, I fainted. Not once, but twice. (Foolishly, I...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the chemistry superheroes fast-tracking innovation, showcasing Australian technology to the world. If you could create a perfect company during a global pandemic, it would look a lot like EpiChem, a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust (ASX:PAA). “We’re all about...

What is not clear about the patent box regime

What is not clear about the patent box regime

A week after delivering his 2021-22 Federal Budget Treasurer Josh Frydenberg held a doorstop interview where Cochlear CEO Dig Howitt welcomed the Budget’s proposed ‘patent box’ regime, saying it will “solidify our future in Australia” and “enable new companies to...

Commercialisation and Startups

A 10-year-old gem that helps others to shine

A 10-year-old gem that helps others to shine

Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durabilityHarriet Beecher Stowe Growing gemaker since 2011 has involved some dark days and lots of hard work for me and my...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the chemistry superheroes fast-tracking innovation, showcasing Australian technology to the world. If you could create a perfect company during a global pandemic, it would look a lot like EpiChem, a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust (ASX:PAA). “We’re all about...

SCOPR survey only tells part of the research commercialisation story

SCOPR survey only tells part of the research commercialisation story

This week, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia released its first Survey of Commercial Outcomes from Public Research (SCOPR). Based on data collected and analysed by gemaker from 34 Australian and 15 New Zealand universities and research organisations, SCOPR...

Is your business ready for Covid-19?

Is your business ready for Covid-19?

Australia is bracing for probable Covid-19 outbreaks which can heavily impact businesses if workers or their families become sick or if schools send children home for any length of time. Events will get cancelled and people will stop going out. At this point, you want...

What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

As we rang in the New Year for 2020, I had a similar feeling of deep apprehension and anxiety to when I turned on the news coverage of planes flying into the World Trade Centre in 2001. After the initial shock and horror, I imagined the implications, thinking ‘Is this...

Research-Industry Engagement

Presentation Training Insights

Presentation Training Insights

It started with heart palpitations. Then, clammy hands and cold feet. The last thing I remember is feeling light-headed, before collapsing on the studio floor. During my first weekend presenting on metropolitan television, I fainted. Not once, but twice. (Foolishly, I...

How to get the most out of attending an expo

How to get the most out of attending an expo

Make your next expo visit a successful one with our expert tips. Spoiler alert: Most of the work happens before you arrive. Before you go Before booking an expo, do your homework and check it’s right for you. If you have an ideal customer you want to target, find the...

Highlights from Science Meets Business

Highlights from Science Meets Business

Every year, Science Meets Business brings together leaders in STEM and private industry to increase understanding and cooperation between these two complex sectors. In 2018, Science Meets Business focused on the theme ‘High Tech and Big Data’. The opening video...

Networking not working? Here’s the smarter alternative

Networking not working? Here’s the smarter alternative

Who likes networking? I ask this routinely when training researchers in industry engagement. The response is always a collective groan. Maybe networking is fun for exceptionally extroverted people, but for most of us, it seems fitting that the word includes ‘work’,...

How small business can have a big impact on STEM education

How small business can have a big impact on STEM education

To sustain Australia’s STEM industries, businesses need to step up and help schools and teachers to educate and motivate the next generation of innovators. You don’t need to be a large corporation to have a positive impact on STEM education, as demonstrated by...

Innovation Insights

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the chemistry superheroes fast-tracking innovation, showcasing Australian technology to the world. If you could create a perfect company during a global pandemic, it would look a lot like EpiChem, a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust (ASX:PAA). “We’re all about...

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

In celebration of IWD 2021, we take a look at three of our amazing clients and how each of these women began their journey into STEM. Katrina Sealey Head of Research Data and Software AAO Macquarie University1. What inspired you to get into astronomy? From a young age...

Icing on the cake for investors

Icing on the cake for investors

In the perennially competitive world of start-up finance innovative Australian companies should be embracing every opportunity to enhance their appeal to potential investors and show they are serious about building their businesses. One surprisingly under-utilised and...

Media focus on innovators’ role in Australia’s recovery

Media focus on innovators’ role in Australia’s recovery

Who do we need in a crisis? Resilient, creative people who embrace challenges as opportunities, see lateral possibilities others miss, and blaze a trail towards a brighter future with persistent hard work – people like our innovative clients in research and industry....

A better world through education, unity and action

A better world through education, unity and action

As a country, we are in the unfortunate position of witnessing first-hand what climate change is doing to our home, plants and animals. If we continue with ‘business as usual’ we are condemning our children and children around the world to a future with more severe...

Funding Insights

Icing on the cake for investors

Icing on the cake for investors

In the perennially competitive world of start-up finance innovative Australian companies should be embracing every opportunity to enhance their appeal to potential investors and show they are serious about building their businesses. One surprisingly under-utilised and...

The science and art of winning a grant

The science and art of winning a grant

I write grant applications that often win gemaker’s clients (research organisations and innovative companies) significant funding to develop and commercialise their innovative ideas and technologies. Recent successes include: $630K ARC grant for ANU’s InSpace$597K...

The most overlooked source of funding

The most overlooked source of funding

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is an eligibility entitlement program administered jointly by the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The department manages the registration of the company’s...

Women in STEM Insights

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

In celebration of IWD 2021, we take a look at three of our amazing clients and how each of these women began their journey into STEM. Katrina Sealey Head of Research Data and Software AAO Macquarie University1. What inspired you to get into astronomy? From a young age...

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

International Women’s Day 2021: The Women in STEM

In celebration of IWD 2021, we take a look at three of our amazing clients and how each of these women began their journey into STEM. Katrina Sealey Head of Research Data and Software AAO Macquarie University1. What inspired you to get into astronomy? From a young age...

A time of great change: Celebrating gemaker’s 9th birthday

A time of great change: Celebrating gemaker’s 9th birthday

This month, gemaker completes its ninth journey around the sun. And what a year it’s been. Catastrophic bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic have fundamentally changed how we live and work. Almost all Australian organisations and businesses have suddenly had to figure...

Welcoming Tracey Spicer AM to gemaker

Welcoming Tracey Spicer AM to gemaker

We're delighted to welcome the lovely Tracey Spicer AM to our gemaker team as Head of Media & Communications. She'll be helping share the extraordinary stories of our Australian innovators who are changing the world. Tracey is a multiple Walkley Award winning...

Discovering the business behind a good idea

Discovering the business behind a good idea

My name is Erinn Watts and after recently completing my HSC, I had the opportunity to do work experience at Gemaker. Gemaker is a commercialisation and marketing intelligence consultancy that helps companies to transforms ideas into products for the commercial market....

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Presentation Training Insights

Presentation Training Insights

It started with heart palpitations. Then, clammy hands and cold feet. The last thing I remember is feeling light-headed, before collapsing on the studio floor. During my first weekend presenting on metropolitan television, I fainted. Not once, but twice. (Foolishly, I...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Meet the chemistry superheroes fast-tracking innovation, showcasing Australian technology to the world. If you could create a perfect company during a global pandemic, it would look a lot like EpiChem, a wholly owned subsidiary of PharmAust (ASX:PAA). “We’re all about...

What is not clear about the patent box regime

What is not clear about the patent box regime

A week after delivering his 2021-22 Federal Budget Treasurer Josh Frydenberg held a doorstop interview where Cochlear CEO Dig Howitt welcomed the Budget’s proposed ‘patent box’ regime, saying it will “solidify our future in Australia” and “enable new companies to...

A time of great change: Celebrating gemaker’s 9th birthday

A time of great change: Celebrating gemaker’s 9th birthday

This month, gemaker completes its ninth journey around the sun. And what a year it’s been. Catastrophic bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic have fundamentally changed how we live and work. Almost all Australian organisations and businesses have suddenly had to figure...

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.@CicadaInnov & @CSLBehring have launched a global innovation challenge to find researchers, inventors, & startups with ideas and/or solutions that could improve plasma purification and increase IgG yields, that will save lives. Applications close May 25.

https://www.cicadainnovations.com/csl-behring-challenge

Job Opportunity: Full-Time Industry Manager at Building 4.0 CRC.

Responsibilities include developing research projects, identifying commercial opps & likely partners, negotiating contracts & managing legal & IP matters. Melbourne-based position https://building4pointzero.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Building-4.0-CRC-Position-Description-Industry-Manager.pdf

Join me tomorrow for a chat about @KCALtd @gemaker #techtransfer #professional skills framework. It will be 🌟super🌟 early my time, so apologies if it takes me a while to wake up 😴 Can't wait! @alisonfcampbell @Cambridge_Uni @astp4KT @PraxisAuril #commercialisation https://twitter.com/AUTM/status/1384233860716646404

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Tomorrow! AUTM’s newest webinar will help you critically assess your TTO’s performance and identify opportunities for improvement through proven assessment and accreditation methodologies. https://bit.ly/3uHpyF0 #TechTransfer

BRII scheme: $10 million in grant funding up for grabs for regtech innovation - applications close June 3 https://www.smartcompany.com.au/finance/grants/brii-grant-10-million-regtech-innovation/

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