JCU Connect Partner with us

Partner with us

JCU has a proven track record in the delivery of high-quality research which delivers outcomes for our industry and community partners.

JCU Connect can assist your organisation with developing strategic partnerships and connect you with world-class University expertise across our global networks. We can work with you in a range of ways to assist your organisation to achieve goals, overcome pressing challenges and collaborate to discover new opportunities.

We support:

  • Research and Development (R&D) partnerships.
  • Professional and consulting services.
  • Access to facilities, expertise, student talent, and networks.
  • Access to government grants and tenders to support projects and problem-solving.
  • Innovative thinking and commercialisation of great ideas.

JCU is passionate about innovation and making sure great ideas and inventions get to market.

JCU Connect’s Development and Commercialisation team offers advice to researchers on intellectual property protection and commercialisation of research outcomes as well as delivers education and training to staff through seminars and workshops.

The Development and Commercialisation team will provide personalised advice and support to:

  • Assist with completing an Innovation Disclosure and Originators Statement.
  • Determine the potential commercial value of an idea or design.
  • Protect intellectual property.
  • Obtain access to sources of funding to commercialise technology.
  • Develop a commercialisation strategy.

If you have an idea you would like assistance developing, please submit the Invention Disclosure Form.

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Intellectual property (IP) is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge. Basically, the productive new ideas you create. It can be an invention, trade mark, design, brand, or the application of your idea.

Whether you're starting with copyright, registered IP or know-how, JCU Connect will help ensure IP is protected where commercial value is identified and you receive the appropriate recognition for your research.

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Researchers must seek the advice of JCU Connect before entering into any discussions on legal or commercial terms with industry partners or external funding bodies.

Without endorsement from JCU Connect, 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.

For all contractual matters relating to research, contact contractsconnect@jcu.edu.au.

The Australian Government has imposed export controls on defence, strategic goods and technologies in support of international efforts to stop the production of conventional, chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons and the systems that deliver them.  The primary body managing these controls is the Defence Export Control Office (DECO).

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Contact the Development and Commercialisation team

We would love to talk to you to discuss the stage of your project, what you would like to achieve, potential markets and partners and ways to protect your intellectual property.

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Seth Jones

Manager, Development and Commercialisation


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Robert Buhrke

Business Development Manager


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Tony Tucker

Business Development Manager


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Anna Langlois

Manager, Commercial Development


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Pradeep Sadasivan Pillai

Associate, Development and Commercialisation


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Mario Martini

AusIndustry, Innovation Facilitator


Phone: 0409 066 475

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Brook Orr

Associate Director, Innovation


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Keith Sue

Innovation Facilitator




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Louise Ottewell

Innovation Coordinator