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Commercialisation Recommendations and Cautions for CRCs

Commercialisation Recommendations and Cautions for CRCs

This article is based on Natalie Chapman’s presentation at the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres Association in May 2018. I’ve been commercialising innovations arising from research organisations for 17 years. Over this time, I’ve been involved...

Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Swinburne University's innovative Bioreactor PhD Program was launched only three years ago, with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), but the benefits of its entrepreneurial focus are already clear to the program's supervisors, the first cohort of...

My grandma: a gem shaped by adversity

My grandma: a gem shaped by adversity

On this International Women’s Day, I’m honouring an international woman who was incredibly resilient, resourceful and self-sacrificing: my 91-year-old grandma, Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Szakacs, who died last week. As the world faces increasing displacement of...

Trademarking – to do or not to do, that is the question

Trademarking – to do or not to do, that is the question

What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a ‘sign’ used to distinguish a good/service from similar goods/services of other traders. It could be a business name, a product brand name, a logo, a slogan or a combination of these things. It could even be a colour, shape,...

Commercialisation and Startups

Commercialisation Recommendations and Cautions for CRCs

Commercialisation Recommendations and Cautions for CRCs

This article is based on Natalie Chapman’s presentation at the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres Association in May 2018. I’ve been commercialising innovations arising from research organisations for 17 years. Over this time, I’ve been involved...

Commercialising your innovation: fund, market and focus…or fail

Commercialising your innovation: fund, market and focus…or fail

I’ve spent a good part of the last 16 years helping researchers and innovators bring their ideas out of the lab and into the market. I’ve witnessed the development of numerous innovations from ideas through to tests, prototypes and scale-ups,...

Celebrating 5 years with lessons learnt!

Celebrating 5 years with lessons learnt!

Each phase is a learning experience, with new challenges and financial risk. We are on a steep growth trajectory, which causes some pain, but also brings plenty of opportunity and excitement.

Research-Industry Engagement

Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Swinburne University's innovative Bioreactor PhD Program was launched only three years ago, with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), but the benefits of its entrepreneurial focus are already clear to the program's supervisors, the first cohort of...

Notes from Science Meets Business

Notes from Science Meets Business

This year’s Science Meets Business conference was an inspirational mix of policy, practice and promotion aimed at researchers, policy makers and industry partners. Policy There were four presentations from business and political leaders, discussing the...

Innovation Insights

Anyone can Innovate!

Anyone can Innovate!

So what is Innovation and what do you need to do it? Do you need to be a Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg? The answer is no!

Funding Insights

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 R&D...

Women in STEM Insights

My grandma: a gem shaped by adversity

My grandma: a gem shaped by adversity

On this International Women’s Day, I’m honouring an international woman who was incredibly resilient, resourceful and self-sacrificing: my 91-year-old grandma, Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Szakacs, who died last week. As the world faces increasing displacement of...

gemaker sponsors female student to attend YMCA Space Camp!

gemaker sponsors female student to attend YMCA Space Camp!

gemaker has created the ‘gemaker Future Woman in STEM Scholarship' to support a female student from a disadvantaged/rural background with the best answer to the question ‘What topic in Space do you like exploring?’. The scholarship enables the...

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Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Bioreactor PhD launches careers

Swinburne University's innovative Bioreactor PhD Program was launched only three years ago, with funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), but the benefits of its entrepreneurial focus are already clear to the program's supervisors, the first cohort of...

Trademarking – to do or not to do, that is the question

Trademarking – to do or not to do, that is the question

What is a trade mark? A trade mark is a ‘sign’ used to distinguish a good/service from similar goods/services of other traders. It could be a business name, a product brand name, a logo, a slogan or a combination of these things. It could even be a colour, shape,...

Notes from Science Meets Business

Notes from Science Meets Business

This year’s Science Meets Business conference was an inspirational mix of policy, practice and promotion aimed at researchers, policy makers and industry partners. Policy There were four presentations from business and political leaders, discussing the...

Six of the best

Six of the best

Celebrating gemaker’s 6th birthday this week with members of the team in Sydney was uplifting.

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