When navigating the journey to product commercialisation, knowing the “who, how, when and why” of engagement with industry is integral to the successful translation of a novel research endeavour into a viable product with good market fit. Gaining a deeper understanding of the product development ecosystem, and how to engage with it, will help you better adapt your technology for a design-led approach to commercialisation.
Join our leading experts from university and research, industry-leading product design and commercialisation to learn about some of the practical realities and how you can prepare to engage effectively with industry to succeed. Commercialisation Australia will also provide an update on their industry support programs and insights into what makes an innovative project attractive to them.
Date: Tuesday 1 December 2020 Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am AEDT Format: Delivered via a virtual platform – a link to join will be received upon registration Registration:BioMelbourne Network Members: $35; Non-members: $45
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Clare Russell, Director Research Partnerships and Initiatives, RMIT University Luke Martin, Head of Innovation and Strategy, Tricycle Developments Peter Lewis, Executive Vice President – Corporate Development, Hydrix Andre Tan, Commercialisation Facilitator, i4 Connect, AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme
Wei Sue, Co-Founder andCFO, NAVi Medical Technologies
Jeff Malone, Chief Executive Officer, BioMelbourne Network
Clare Russell, Director Research Partnerships and Initiatives, RMIT University
A leader in the higher education sector, Clare is a partnership broker and collaboration expert focused on connecting the right people, partners, strategies with researchers to create impact. With over 15 years’ experience brokering national collaborations and partnerships, Clare leads a team of experts at RMIT focusing on research partnerships and translation activity.
While driving strategic university-industry engagement collaboration, Clare is also passionate about supporting researchers and the next generation of problem solvers to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset.
Through her knowledge of the innovation ecosystem and expansive network, Clare connects with Australian companies of all sizes with the right support to grow their businesses and provide solutions for their end users.
Luke Martin, Head of Innovation and Strategy, Tricycle Developments
Trained in industrial design, Luke is inspired by creative problem solving and the impact design can make to business and people.
With 20 years industry experience he thrives on working with design teams and clients, where he can apply his problem-solving skills and design knowledge.
Having worked as design and production lead, his focus for Tricycle Developments is now on aligning design strategy and enabling development teams to deliver great results.
Working across healthcare, consumer and scientific products he has led the development of multiple award-winning designs for local Australian companies.
Peter Lewis, Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, Hydrix
Peter Lewis has 30 years’ experience developing and executing successful international growth strategies for technology-based enterprises. Peter has lived and worked across Asia, the US, Europe and Australia, and has wide experience across R&D, finance & investment, M&A, and developing global sales & marketing channels. Peter has led a variety of organisations from start-ups and established companies to ASX-listed enterprises and government agencies, in various roles ranging from Director and Board Member to CEO, Investor, and as a diplomat.
Peter is the Executive Vice President – Corporate Development at Hydrix (ASX: HYD), where he has leads the company’s medtech business development, M&A and commercialisation activities which has seen Hydrix grow o become the world’s top designer of cardiac assist systems and other FDA class II & III medical products.
Peter was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2015 Australia Day Honours for ‘Significant service to international trade and to the Australian Biotechnology and Information Technology Industries’.
Andre Tan, Commercialisation Facilitator, i4 Connect, AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme
With a passion for bringing better healthcare solutions to people, Andre loves to work with founders and start-ups to develop sustainable and scalable healthcare commercialisation approaches for innovative products and services, in the hope of “shifting the needle”. His passion is enabled by a background in the early development and commercial launch of novel medical device products and enabling services across start-ups and corporate organisations.
As a Commercialisation Facilitator with the Accelerating Commercialisation stream of the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs’ Programme, Andre works with many innovative Australian companies seeking to bring their novel healthcare solutions to market.
Wei Sue, Co-Founder and CFO, NAVi Medical Technologies
Wei manages finance activities, supports business strategy, and is a frequent presenter for Navi.
She has a decade of experience working with government and authorities in the environment and climate industries in a range of consulting and management roles for higher education, corporate and government clients.