Innovation ANU

Organisational Profile

ANU is a world-leading university, located in Canberra, focused on addressing complex contemporary challenges.

Service Provided

gemaker delivered training  to ANU researchers and staff to develop their skills to find and engage with industry partners professionally, effectively and sustainably. The training program comprises a two day workshop followed by a half-day of pitching practice and evaluation.

gemaker’s diverse team of seasoned facilitators – expert insiders from research, commercialisation and business – presented the training, with a strong focus on current, real world examples, empirical knowledge and practical skills with immediate applications.

With support and feedback from gemaker’s panel of experts, participants developed action plans for industry engagement and polished a pitch for potential industry partners.

The program was engaging and feedback from participants was very positive. An immediate outcome was significantly increased collaboration with our Technology Transfer Office by researchers who participated in the training, because they now appreciate the importance of engagement, especially early in the commercialisation process.

Vicki Stanley

Technology Transfer Officer, Innovation ANU