Webinar: Improving Collaboration between Universities, Research Institutes, Start-ups and SMEs


Thursday, 23 July 2020

1:30PM AEST - Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart
1:00PM ACST - Darwin & Adelaide
11:30AM AWST - Perth
3:30PM NZST - New Zealand

Event Summary

How can Universities, Research Institutes, Start-ups and SMEs work efficiently together to transform research into its commercial potential? 

Griffith Hack Principal Dr Kathryn Morris will be joined by Brian Ruddle Managing Director of Impact Innovation to discuss navigating the collaboration process between research institutes and organisations. They will discuss the key commercialisation failure points (IP and others) as well as tips and tricks to enhance outcomes from collaborative research.

Topics will include: 
  • Understanding research team thinking
  • Understanding commercial partner thinking
  • How to enhance communication
  • Key commercialisation failure points (IP and others)
  • Tips and tricks to designing and implementing collaborative research projects
This session would be of interest to: 

IP Managers, Commercialisation Managers, Product Development, R&D Managers, Innovation Managers, CEOs, University Professors and Researchers, Entrepreneurs and SMEs. 

To RSVP to this webinar, please fill out the form below and a member of the Griffith Hack team will be in touch via email. 

About the speakers: 

Dr Kathryn Morris
Kathryn Morris specialises in chemical and pharmaceutical patents, including drafting patent specifications, conducting freedom-to-operate searching for commercialisation, prosecution of patent applications in Australia, New Zealand and other overseas jurisdictions, patent oppositions including strategy and evidence preparation, inventorship determinations and providing advice on patent term extensions. Dr Morris’s clients range from small companies and research institutions to large companies, both locally and overseas, spanning the full chemistry spectrum.
Dr Morris has expertise in organic and medicinal chemistry, including pharmaceutical chemistry, agricultural technologies, food technologies, polymers and coatings, and formulation chemistry, among others.


Brian Ruddle
Brian has been involved in the innovation sector for over 25 years across Australia, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. He founded Impact Innovation Group in 2006 which has grown to a 25 person team providing innovation, commercialisation and collaboration services for large multinationals, SME’s, startups, Not For Profit’s, universities, incubators and accelerators, and government agencies. The company helps clients across all sectors navigate the complexity of turning ideas into profitable products and services.
He heads up a range of initiatives including collaborations with TAFE Qld, CSIRO, Life Sciences Queensland, and the ARC Hardware incubator.
Brian also sits on several boards, advisory boards and committees. This includes positions as Chair of the AgriFutures Australia Emerging Industries Panel which supports the establishment of next generation ag and food industries and Chair of the Innovation Management Standards committee (MB-279) for Standards Australia where he is working with innovation specialists from 43 other countries to develop international innovation management standards.


This webinar is in collaboration with Innovation Impact, please click here for more information. 

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