University of Adelaide

Research & Business Partnerships at the University of Adelaide manages organisation wide business engagement and partnering and provides business services that facilitate the development and management of contract research and consulting.  RBP’s mission is to match client needs and business opportunities with the resources and expertise of the University, enabling clients to grow, expanding the research base of the University and translating research into benefits for society.

Mr David Lind
Director, Research & Business Partnerships 
Your interests

As the Director for Research & Business Partnerships at the University of Adelaide I am interested in meeting up with organisations both in industry and government that have an interest in conducting collaborative research with a world leading University. The University of Adelaide has core strengths across a number of areas with a particular focus in the Defence & Security, AgriFood & Wine and Health and Medical Sectors. _x000D_ _x000D_ The University has developed a client engagement model that seeks to make the engagement process simple and transparent. I look forward to meeting with you at the Conference to explore how we might provide solutions to the challenges you are facing within your sector.

University of Canberra

Ms Danae O'Keeffe
Business Engagement Officer 
Your interests

I'm interested in linking business and researchers to identify and solve problems across a variety of disciplines. 

University of Melbourne

Dr Andrew Rudge
Your interests
Engineering & technologies- advanced manufacturing, construction, defence, intelligent transportation systems

University of Newcastle

Ms Jane Graham
Acting Industry Program Manager 
Your interests

As Industry Program Manager at the University of Newcastle I am interested in all areas of research/industry engagement and innovation. I have recently moved to the University after over 10 years with the Australian Research Council and am enthusiastic to engage with business, industry and government. I am keen to meet with:
- business and industry partners who would like to know more about the research capabilities of the University of Newcastle;
- researchers who would like to collaborate on new opportunities;
- research and innovation managers who would like to share knowledge and experience of research management, industry engagement, and government policy.

University of Queensland

Dr Harry Chin
Industry Research Manager 
Your interests
I manage industry partnerships within the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology at the University of Queensland (UQ), and I am interested in connecting with organisations who are interested in engaging research expertise to develop innovative solutions to industry problems. With an annual research budget of $42 million, the Faculty of Engineering at UQ provides a rich and diverse flow of breakthrough technologies that are helping to improve communities around the world. The faculty has particular research strengths in the following sectors: water, health, energy, designing smart communities, information engineering as well as manufacturing and resources.

University of South Australia

Prof Allison Cowin
Research Professor 
Your interests
Monoclonal antibody therapies for the treatment of wounds and other skin conditions. Our pre-clinical studies show that a protein that inhibits wound healing can be neutralised in wounds using a patented antibody therapy. While the initial focus of our clinical development plan is around the development of an orphan drug for the treatment of the rare skin blistering disease epidermolysis bullosa (EB), we ultimately foresee the expansion of this new wound treatment into the larger global wound market and expect to be in clinical trials in EB patients by 2018. We are supported by biotech spinout company AbRegen Pty Ltd and looking for partnering opportunities to advance these studies towards clinical trials.

University of Tasmania

A/Prof Laurie Bonney
Director of ARC ITRH Pathways to Market Program 
Your interests
Laurie conducts systems research into how collaborative innovation or ‘co-innovation’ can be achieved in value chains and industries. This involves understanding the dynamics of physical product flows, chain communication/information and relationships (governance) in delivering value to consumers and competitive advantage to the chain partners. The output can be used for diagnosing and improving existing value chains or establishing new chains, identifying high impact bio-physical and social research, developing prescriptive data analytics that can transform chains, determining the focus of public and private investment, evaluating industries or regions, and developing agribusiness ecosystems and innovation platforms. He has gained wide experience and business cultural understanding whilst conducting food value chain research in a number of Asian countries inc. China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, PNG.
A/Prof Stephen Cahoon
Director Sense-T 
Your interests

Sense-T has been conducting research in the Internet of Things (IoT) space for over five years having just completed 25 industry focused projects valued at $13 million.  Stephen is interested in meeting with potential partners who want to explore the development and implementation of sensor technology, data analytics and the development of visualisation tools to add value to managerial decisionmaking.  Sense-T and the University of Tasmania are involved in both the iMOVE and High Performance Soils CRCs.

University of Technology

Prof Mike Briers
Industry Professor 
Your interests
Food Agility
Mr David Tomlins
Executive Director 
Your interests
CRC Collaborations with industry and research

University of Technology Sydney Australia

Mr David Beins
Executive Manager 
Your interests
UTS wants to talk to businesses and other innovators with interests in these broad areas of research expertise: 1. Data Science; 2. Sustainability; 3. Health; 4. Future work and industry; and 5. Social futures._x000D_ We currently participate in 8 CRCs and 1 CRC-P and have a keen interest to expand this portfolio in the near term._x000D_ According to feedback from our clients and partners across the board we are "easy to do business with" and we have a proud history of working with industry to deliver actionable outcomes._x000D_ UTS has been named best young university in Australia for the last 3 years running.

University of Western Australia

Dr Liz Barbour
Research Development Adviser 
Your interests

Research/innovation interests: Agriculture and environmental sciences, Earth sciences, Biological Sciences, Molecular sciences, Psychological sciences and Human Sciences
Organisations wanting to meet: Problem that needs resolving in Western Australia or connecting with Western Australia
Reasons to meet me: Connected to all the researchers in Science faculty at UWA; Interim CEO for the CRC for Honey Bee Products, developed the bid. Part of the team that identified the biosynthetic pathway for sandalwood oil.