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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Commercialisation and Startups

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...

You can’t commercialise your tech unless you communicate it

You can’t commercialise your tech unless you communicate it

As a marketing communicator working in tech transfer, I frequently encounter STEM researchers and innovators who initially express scepticism about the value of my services. I strive to win them over, because (a) it’s a living and (b) they need my help, even if they don’t know it yet.

Research-Industry Engagement

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...

Researchers need soft skills training to succeed

Researchers need soft skills training to succeed

To address a lack of essential, transferable, ‘soft skills’ training, Deakin University (DU) and Macquarie University (MU) are developing a series of seminars for Early-to-Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs) working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

Innovation 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...

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

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...

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....

Natalie Chapman speaks at the University of Sydney Graduation Ceremony

Natalie Chapman speaks at the University of Sydney Graduation Ceremony

Transcript: First of all congratulations!! You’ve put in a tremendous amount of hard work to be here today. You and your family must be so proud. What an awesome achievement. As a Science graduate of the University 24 years ago. I’m extremely honoured to be delivering...

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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...

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....

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...

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...

You can’t commercialise your tech unless you communicate it

You can’t commercialise your tech unless you communicate it

As a marketing communicator working in tech transfer, I frequently encounter STEM researchers and innovators who initially express scepticism about the value of my services. I strive to win them over, because (a) it’s a living and (b) they need my help, even if they don’t know it yet.

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To support the social and economic recovery of regional NSW, the NSW Government’s $20M Regional Events Acceleration Fund helps organisations to attract new major international & domestic events to regional areas https://www.nsw.gov.au/regional-growth-fund/regional-events-acceleration-fund

Interested parties & members of the public are invited to contribute their perspectives on the development of a University Research Commercialisation Scheme outlined in the consultation paper: https://www.dese.gov.au/about-us/resources/university-research-commercialisation-consultation-paper.

Submissions are due April 9 https://www.dese.gov.au/urc

BREAKING: The @NSWsensing is calling on #research, #industry and #government stakeholders to form collaborative proposals and apply for funding under the NSSN Grand Challenges Grant Program announced today.

Read more: http://ow.ly/qQoj50DM62b

#funding #grants #NSWsensing

If you're an amazing #techtransfer #commercialisation #industry engagement professional, come join my team! We have two roles advertised right now - one focused on #robotics + another on #medtech, details below! @QUT @KCALtd @gemaker @ScienceAU @alastair_hick @timpboyle @DrLizOB

Funding for international collaboration: The Global Innovation Linkages program is now open for applications, providing funding of up to $1M to help Australian businesses & researchers collaborate with global partners. Applications close April 7 https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/global-innovation-linkages-program

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