Identifying a strategic university partner

Cooperative Research Australia


About the Event

So you’ve found a great research team in a university to help you work on problems you need to solve to grow your business. Working with a strategic university partner can supercharge your business – unlocking access to outstanding research, to prototyping, and to support and funding to grow your business fast.

This session will draw upon case studies and a conversation with an SME who has built and grown long-lasting relationships with universities, covering issues like how to build a successful partnership, expectation management, IP and joint funding bids.

Presenter: Jane O’Dwyer, CEO of Cooperative Research Australia in conversation with Cameron van den Dungen, CEO Sleeptite and Dr Andrew Tucker, Director Research and Development, Sleeptite

Focused on the opportunities that lay in industry-led research and best practices in industry-research collaboration, Cooperative Research Australia is delighted to present a new professional development webinar series in 2024.

Drawing upon case studies and the lessons of more than 30 years of industry-led research, this series will explore more than 30 years of Australian data, experience and success stories to help you get the best from industry collaboration.

Divided into three foci, by the end of this Webinar series participants will have obtained:

  • An understanding of how industry can access funding support to work with universities and other research organisations to grow their business
  • Clarity on how to build a successful and mutually beneficial industry-research collaboration from problem to market
  • Advice on how to build on success for positive long-term outcomes

CRA Members are eligible for a 15% discount on registrations, including group registrations. Please feel free to share with your industry partners, SME network and the wider community.