How to be Defence ready
Level up your industry engagement and commercialisation skills with PD+ Webinars
How can you tap into the millions of dollars Defence has to spend on research and development?
About this event
Who should attend
- PhD students
- Postdoctoral researchers
- Early and mid-career researchers
- Industry-engaged academics
- Industry-engaged professional staff
About this event
What you'll experience
PD+ is a free weekly webinar series that takes place every Friday from 12-1 PM. It is the perfect way to lunch and level up your industry engagement and commercialisation skills.
Meet your presenter: Ken Mahon
Ken is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.
Prior to his current role he was the Director Ventures at Deakin University with responsibility for commercialisation of University research through new ventures. The commercialisation ventures Ken created include FLAIM Systems a VR based fire fighter training solutions business, Universal Motion Simulator currently delivering armoured driver simulators to the Australian Defence Forces, and Fika Entertainment providing virtual production services for the global media market. Ken has also worked in the commercial research, industry engagement, licensing and partnership building as a Senior Commercial Manager at Deakin University.
PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research | Strategic
The PD+ webinar series is brought to you by the University of Newcastle's Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE) and Campus Plus. Find out about upcoming PD+ webinars and catch up on recordings of previous PD+ webinars at the Research Advantage Knowledge Hub.
What is KEE?
The University of Newcastle's Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE) is responsible for facilitating impact within our regions through intellectual property commercialisation, business development, and entrepreneurship. KEE works with researchers and industry to identify and facilitate high-value licenses and research collaborations, in addition to supporting pre-startups, startups, and scale-up companies.
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