From research to commercial outcomes & productive collaborations between universities and industry

The R&D Commercialisation conference will bring together universities, research organisations, government and business leaders to promote collaboration and illustrate how to drive future industries and economic growth.  

  • Drive research excellence and innovations, unlocking business value through future and emerging discoveries  
  • Improve commercially driven collaborations (revenue streams) between universities and industry  
  • Better fund research initiatives 
This event will provide foundational information around research and development commercialisation, with excellent platforms to gather intel, forge new partnerships and explore research opportunities. This R&D Commercialisation event is a fantastic opportunity to network with leading research and educational institutions, large multinationals, corporates plus small innovative and agile organisations to discuss innovative strategies to enhance collaboration and improve commercialisation practices. 


Learning Outcomes  
  • Create foundations for new collaborative research programs  
  • Build and strengthen industry collaboration for new pathways to success  
  • Hear successful global companies detail how R&D programs have created new business’s and revenue streams  
  • Recognise, create and define the perfect R&D program to drive desired outcomes  
  • Leverage insights from Australia’s top leading universities that deliver award winning R&D programs  
  • Implement practical strategies to link academia and industry more effectively  
  • Understand key drivers from multinationals that drive investment into R&D programs

Pre-conference workshop: Turbocharging R&D innovation through tax incentives and government programs

Organisations wishing to expand into global markets with Australian developed product or services may be eligible for the Export Marketing and Development Grant. On top of these there is the federal government Acceleration Commercialisation program replacing the Commercialisation Australia program, with of course different rules and regulations applied. 
The range of options is arguably broader than it has ever been. There are significant challenges and it is important that the correct documentation and information is applied to the appropriate program to achieve success.  
This workshop will discuss the options, rules and regulations of each and safely provide guidance to navigate, engage and benefit from these programs. 

Featured Speakers

Dr Ian Dagley

Chief, Science Partnerships and Engagement

Defence Science & Technology Group

Steve Rodda


UniSA Ventures

David Reilly

Principal Researcher and Director

Microsoft Quantum

Anna Grocholsky

Director, Commercialisation and Innovation

Macquarie University

Rohan McDougall

Director, Commercialisation

Curtin University

Innes Willox

Chief Executive

Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)

Dr Alastair Hick

Senior Director

Monash Innovation

Steve Hannan

Executive Director, Research, Engagement, Development & Innovation


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Media Partners

Media Partner


Case studies from leading international companies like Microsoft, Canon and more will profile why they have chosen Australia as the base to lead global R&D programs to shape the future. Universities and research organisations will profile best examples of excellence in research and innovative collaborations. 
This R&D Commercialisation conference will provide the perfect platform to elevate your organisation and provide that important face-to-face contact across the complete spectrum of organisations that are looking to invest in and shape the future.

  • Discover how leading global companies invest in R&D to stay innovative  
  • Build successful long-term collaborations 
  • Identify and create excellence in research  
  • Unlock business value through future and emerging discoveries  
  • University-Industry collaboration and IP - From invention to product


  • Deans; Heads of Research; Head of Business Development; Heads of Commercialisation; Faculties: Medicine and Health; Health and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Information Technologies; Science; Health Sciences 
  • Heads of Research; R&D; Innovation; Commercialisation; Chief Scientist 
  • Policy Directors; Heads of Strategy & Research Innovation


The conference will be held in a Deluxe Hotel in Sydney CBD

The venue will be announced 4 weeks prior to the conference.