Show Me the Money

A half day workshop 4 SEptember 2018 10am to 2pm: Lunch included


hosted by the uqccr industry & commercialisation committee In THE UQCCR AUDITORIUM

If you perceive the worth of chasing research funding that needs to be leveraged with a commercial interest but are baffled by how to approach an application then this seminar is for you.  The UQCCR Industry & Commercialisation Committee has put together a program that will help you understand where you need to add strength to your upcoming applications.  

Schemes to be reviewed and examined include:

  • NHMRC Development Grants, Advance Queensland schemes and Industry connect

Speakers include:

Dr Ben Phillis, UniQuest addressing Commercialisation Plans

Ben leads medical technology development in devices and drug delivery for UniQuest Pty Ltd, the main commercialisation company of The University of Queensland. His role is concerned with identifying, validating, protecting, developing and executing commercialisation plans for new technologies. Ben has more than 10-years’ experience in innovation management, technology development & commercialisation. Prior to UniQuest, Ben worked in a number of roles for Mayne Pharma in innovation and business development and has experience in pharmaceutics, modified release formulations and pharmaceutical product life-cycle management

Dr Richard Gordon addressing Advance Queensland Funding Schemes

Dr Richard Gordon will share his successful approach to securing both a Research Fellowship and Innovation Partnership grant from Advance Queensland. He is an Advance Queensland Mid-Career Fellow and Group Leader in Clinical Neuroscience. He leads a research program focused on translational neuroscience and drug repurposing for neurodegenerative diseases. He has a strong track record of successful research funding from international funding organisations and non-NHMRC sources such as the Queensland Government.

Dr David Martin, Innovation Facilitator, Entrepreneurs Programme, Ausindustry

With the assistance of a facilitator and funding, Innovation Connections provides a prime opportunity for The University of Queensland researchers to develop and deepen their relationship with industry, either by establishing a new partnership, collaboratively identifying pilot data (for example for a future leveraged grant funding application), or furthering an existing research relationship

David Martin, the facilitator associated with our University, will provide an overview of how to access the funding that it provides and case studies of where it has been effectively used by our researchers to develop long term working relationships with industry.

Please RSVP by 30 August 2018 to

About UQCCR Seminar Series

UQCCR Seminar Series

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research (UQCCR) Seminars are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12 pm - 1 pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple research fields, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.