Basic principles of IP and Commercialisation

10 Feb 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Level up your industry engagement and commercialisation skills with PD+ Webinars

This webinar provides a 101 to the topics of Intellectual Property and the Commercialisation of Research. Join us on Friday 10th February as we look at the questions of what happens next after doing research, how impact is delivered and what role does intellectual property and commercialisation play.

Topics covered:

  • What is IP
  • How is IP identified and accessed
  • What makes IP valuable
  • Ways of protecting IP
  • Publishing and IP protection
  • How does IP fit into the commercialisation lifecycle
  • Why commercialise research?
  • Different paths to commercialisation
  • The commercialisation plan
  • Managing and realising the benefits

Who should attend

  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Early and mid-career researchers
  • Industry-engaged academics
  • Industry-engaged professional staff

What you'll experience

PD+ is a free weekly webinar series that takes place every Friday from 12-1PM. It is the perfect way to lunch and level up your industry engagement and commercialisation skills.

Meet your presenter: Simon Williams

Simon has extensive national and international experience in all aspects of sourcing, evaluating, funding and developing business opportunities. He has been a company director, investor, small business owner and has worked in large corporations. Simon's previous roles include CEO of Itek (UniSA's commercialisation company), State Manager of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, and has founded several small businesses. His directorships include six companies in the fields of clean technology, biotechnology and ICT. Simon has a background in finance and brings know-how in managing equity, knowledge transfer, intellectual property and negotiating partner agreements across research organisations and industry sectors both nationally and internationally.

PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research


Event is free but registration is essential

The PD+ webinar series is brought to you by the University of Newcastle's Research Advantage and Campus Plus.


What is Research Advantage?

Research Advantage is designed to support researchers through education, training, mentoring and special programs. A unique program that is targeted to assist at all stages of their career, Research Advantage offers support our researchers can rely on.


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