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Partner & Collaborate

In order to maximise the translation and impact of our researchers' innovative ideas into products and services for industry and society, JCU has established an Innovation and Commercialisation program.

The Innovation and Commercialisation team offers advice to researchers on intellectual property protection and commercialisation of research outcomes, in addition to delivering education and training to university staff, through seminars and workshops to develop awareness and knowledge of commercialisation processes and industry engagement. "Bridging the Gap" is a commercial proof-of-concept fund that researchers can access to advance development of technologies where commercial partners have expressed an interest in acquiring the technology.

If you have an invention, discovery, design, software or other research output that you believe has the potential to be commercialised, please contact the Innovation and Commercialisation team on (07) 4232 1783 or (07) 4781 6458

If you have developed the research output under pre-existing arrangements with an industry partner or other third party, please contact the Director of Research Services, Rochelle Finlay on (07) 4781 6538.

All enquiries about confidentiality in the context of protection and commercialisation of intellectual property should be directed to JCU's Manager Innovation and Commercialisation, Seth Jones on (07) 4232 1783.

It is also recommended that staff, who believe they have an invention, discovery, design, software or other research output that has the potential to be commercialised, become familiar with the provisions of JCU's Intellectual Property PolicyData and Confidentiality and the Confidentiality in Commercial Projects.

Researchers must seek the advice of Research Services before entering any discussions on legal or commercial terms with industry partners or external funding bodies. Without endorsement by Research Services, no agreement governing research activities can be signed off by the University.

Authorities to sign contracts are detailed in the Council's Delegations of Authority. These must be adhered to.

For all contractual and legal matters relating to research, contact the Project Manger, Contracts -  Naomi Galvin (ext. 15238).

Find the answers to common questions about the management of research commercialisation, contracts or related policy guidelines.

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