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The Australasian Industrial Research Group (AIRG) and Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA) are excited to offer an opportunity to members from both organisations to come together to discuss collaboration opportunities for industry and research institutes. We will be jointly hosting an Industry Collaboration Pitch Fest, the aim of which is to identify opportunities for research and business to work together to solve problems of common interest. The Pitch Fest will showcase technology and capability from researchers within industry and academia, as well as research institutes and organisations.
"Raising the Bar" is the theme of the 2015 Annual Conference. As we’re all very aware, there is increasing expectation from government entities for Australia to improve on the conversion of research to commercialisation with much of the recent press around this sector being criticism that Australia is not translating research as effectively as it could. Further to this, there are increasing expectations being placed of knowledge transfer offices from internal stakeholders who want to see such organisations perform more duties with less resource. Pressure is being placed on our industry from all sides to increase its effectiveness and do more with less, and on top of this, there is a lack of profile and a lack of perceived value around what we do. This conference will aim to workshop through some of these issues, and will provide attendees with tools as to how we can raise our position and better advocate the profession as a collective.
3 Jun 15
KCA has just been awarded a grant from the Department…more >>
29 May 15
KCA and gemaker have kicked off stage two of the…more >>
22 Apr 15
KCA would like to invite anyone associated with the transfer…more >>