PD+H: How and when to engage with Industry – setting up for success

20 Oct 2023 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In this seminar we will cover tips on how and when to engage with industry, and explain the benefits of building better bridges with industry.

It will also cover the relevant funding sources, organisations and initiatives that encourage industry enabling upskilling of students and researchers for the broader marketplace, and how positive engagement may bring about new sources of revenue streams and create a way to support your innovations to come to market. Specific topics include:

  • Why engage with industry?
  • The benefits of engaging with industry
  • An overview of the current landscape and future directions in industry engagement
  • Tips and strategies on engaging with industry
  • Sourcing funding to assist with engagement

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: Rob Crombie

Rob is currently the VIC/TAS State Lead for i4 Connect delivering the Federal Governments Accelerating Commercialisation programme through his role as Managing Director of Concept2Clinic Consulting, a specialist professional services company looking to turn smart innovation into commercial ventures.  Rob’s has had previous roles as CEO of VC backed QUE Oncology Incorporated as well as the founding CEO of ASX-listed Prescient Therapeutics, in-licensing early stage drug candidates from Universities including Yale and Emory University and building value by advancing these assets through company sponsored clinical trials. Rob also played a key role as Head of Melbourne Operations at Arana Therapeutics taking the company from CSIRO spin-out through an IPO and merger to Arana’s final $318M upfront cash sale to US-based Cephalon Incorporated.

PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research

Register here

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.  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.

  • Location: via Zoom
  • Contact: research_advantage@newcastle.edu.au