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 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.

We can work with you in a range of ways to help you achieve your organisation’s goals or overcome challenges.

If you have an idea that you would like assistance with developing, please fill in the Invention Disclosure form.

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.

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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.

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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 and legal matters relating to research, contact Project Manager, Contracts - Naomi Galvin via naomi.galvin@jcu.edu.au or phone (07) 4781 5238.

Biodiscovery involves collecting samples of native biological materials (e.g. plants, animals and other organisms) to test for compounds that may have commercial applications (e.g. pharmaceuticals and insecticides).

In Queensland, biodiscovery activities conducted on state land or waters are regulated under the Biodiscovery Act 2004 and are managed in a manner consistent with Australia's international obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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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.

Seth Jones
Manager, Development and Commercialisation
(07) 4232 1783
Pradeep Sadasivan Pillai
Associate, Development and Commercialisation
(07) 4781 6458 

Brook Orr
Project Manager, Innovation 
(07) 4232 1121

Robert Buhrke
Business Development Manager
(07) 4232 1786
0438 688 654

Tony Tucker
Business Development Manager
(07) 4781 4422
Mario Martini
AusIndustry, Innovation Facilitator 
0409 066 475
Anna LangloisAnna Langlois
Manager, Commercial Development
(07) 4232 1665