Opportunity Assessment: How to pick winners and manage risk

26 Aug 2022 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

How do Uni's find the magic combination of great research, great team and great opportunity and manage the external and internal risks?

About this event

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 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: Strategic | Commercialisation of Research

Register

Event is free but registration is essential

The PD+ webinar series is brought to you by the University of Newcastle's Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise (KEE) and Campus Plus.

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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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Location
  • Via Zoom
Contact
  • research_advantage@newcastle.edu.au

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.