Engaging with Industry - New South Wales

Engaging with Industry - New South Wales

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Haymarket HQ

63 Dixon Street

Level 2

Sydney, NSW 2000


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Thanks for registering for this event as part of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM! We look forward to seeing you there. Learn more about IMNIS and our upcoming events at www.imnis.org.au. #IMNIS #mentoring


Perhaps you have a bold idea, some exciting data, or a prototype to optimise and license - and you want to engage with industry. To translate your research to knowledge, practice, policy or product, you need to know how to pitch the benefits and impact of your research clearly to a wide range of audiences, and what it is exactly potential industry partners need to know. Our speakers will share key advice in developing strategies to increase engagement and collaborations between industry and academia.

As part of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) you can connect with some dynamic individuals at this event – Engaging with Industry.

Science advocate and strategist, Dr Julie Wheway, will lead our esteemed panellists in a discussion about fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. Discussion will focus on how, when and why to engage with industry, the importance of understanding commercialisation, milestones, timelines and budgets, developing strong professional connections beyond academia, as well as how developing an entrepreneurial mindset can facilitate resilience and success in any setting. Dr Wheway will also ask the panel how we can foster stronger collaborations between industry and academia and what is the best strategy for success.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet outstanding STEM professionals and industry leaders.

  • 7:30am Registration (coffee/tea and light breakfast available)

  • 8:00am Proceedings begin

  • 9:30am Event close

This event is for all mentors and mentees participating in the IMNIS programs in Queensland. Other STEM students, early-career researchers and industry professionals are also welcome to attend. Seats are limited so registration is essential.

IMNIS is a national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. The Academy is grateful to IMNIS Partners - MTPConnect, METS Ignited, NERA, AusBiotech and Mentorloop - and Sponsors BHP, KPMG and CSL, for their ongoing support of this flagship initiative.

Industry professionals who mentor with IMNIS generously donate their time, energy and expertise to the development of Australia's future leaders in STEM. Universities and Institutes support their PhD students to participate. The Academy gratefully acknowledges their visionary leadership and investment in the future STEM workforce.

  • Arthur Brandwood

    Arthur Brandwood

    Brandwood Biomedical Founder and Principal Consultant
  • Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering IMNIS Executive Director
  • Brett Lunn

    Brett Lunn

    FB Rice Managing Partner
  • A/Prof Olga Shimoni

    A/Prof Olga Shimoni

    ARC IDEAL Hub Co-Chief Investigator
  • Dr Julie Wheway

    Dr Julie Wheway

    gemaker Manager, Strategic Engagement