Australian expertise and experience in all facets of research translation and commercialisation are arguably not of sufficient scale and interconnectedness to meet the challenges we now face. Scaling up promising start-ups into sustainable businesses appears to be especially difficult.
Ongoing and new Commonwealth and State government initiatives are aimed at lifting the combined performance of the business and the research sectors. Improving research collaboration, translation and commercialisation is one of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s three strategic priorities.
This one-day Symposium has been organised by the NSW Division to contribute to this priority. The online audience will hear from policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurship program leaders and successful researchers-turned entrepreneurs. The Symposium is intended to inform and inspire. Speakers will identify how practical, cultural and financial hurdles can be overcome.
The Symposium aims to increase mutual understanding between business, researchers and government and strengthen the networks that will enable more researchers and businesses to succeed in commercialisation.