Engaging with Industry - Western Australia

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KPMG Australia

235 St Georges Terrace

Perth, WA 6000


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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.

Our Keynote Speaker, Dr John Walshe, will share key strategies and advice for successful industry-academia collaborations. Dr Walshe is Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Mineral Resources, based at the Australian Resources Research Centre in Kensington, Perth. He will share his challenges and successes in research and innovation during his research career.

Executive Officer of Accelerating Australia, Dr Maud Eijkenboom will then 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 Eijkenboom 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 Western Australia. Other STEM students, early-career researchers and industry professionals are also welcome to attend. 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.

This event will be held at KPMG in Perth. We thank KPMG for sponsoring this event.

  • Dr Maud Eijkenboom

    Dr Maud Eijkenboom

    Accelerating Australia Executive Officer
  • Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering IMNIS Executive Director
  • Dr Kath Giles

    Dr Kath Giles

    Brandon Capital Investment Manager
  • Carol Kane

    Carol Kane

    FB Rice Associate, Patent & Trademark Attorney
  • Professor Carolyn Oldham MIEAust MAICD

    Professor Carolyn Oldham MIEAust MAICD

    University of Western Australia Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • Professor Kevin Pfleger

    Professor Kevin Pfleger

    University of Western Australia Director, Western Australia Life Sciences Innovation Hub
  • KEYNOTE: Dr John Walshe

    KEYNOTE: Dr John Walshe

    CSIRO Chief Research Scientist, Mineral Resources

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