The Institute is proud of its ability to develop new solutions to the technological issues confronting industry, and has designed the Industrial Affiliates Program to benefit industry and AIBN.

While the extent of member benefits varies according to the level of membership, all members obtain access to exclusive networking events; invitations to seminars, symposia and conferences organised by AIBN; the opportunity to nominate suitably qualified peoples as Academic Adjuncts of The University of Queensland; and access to AIBN public disclosures. IAP members receive acknowledgement and recognition of their membership in AIBN’s Annual Report and on the membership board in the AIBN foyer.

Premier members are also acknowledged at selected AIBN functions and events. Premier members and members receive a customised IAP access package. It includes an initial consultation with relevant AIBN personnel, along with substantial discounts on fees charged for subsequent consulting advice from AIBN personnel and access fees for AIBN-managed facilities.

Structure of the Program

The Industrial Affiliates Program is designed to cater to small, medium and large companies.

The Program offers three levels of membership, starting at AUD$1500, these levels are designed to suit the individual needs and objectives of small, medium and large companies.

Premier member

This is the premium level of engagement with the AIBN. Companies receive the greatest level of flexibility when interacting with Institute researchers. This translates as more opportunities to benefit from the ideas, know-how and capabilities at AIBN.

This level of engagement is most suitable for an organisation looking to aggressively drive its research and development activities in areas where access to state-of-the-art facilities and know-how is critical to its mission.

An AIBN Premier member is an organisation seeking to establish the premium level of engagement with the AIBN in order to promote collaborative research and development and/or gain access to facilities important to the organisation.

Premier Member Benefit Package

Access

  • An introduction to AIBN, including orientation and review of facilities;
  • Customised Industrial Affiliate Access Package which includes:
    • An initial consultation with one or more AIBN personnel most closely aligned with the needs of the Industrial Affiliate;
    • A subsequent 20% discount on standard AIBN consulting fees for AIBN personnel; OR
    • A subsequent 15% discount on normal rates for access to AIBN managed facilities[1]; OR
    • A workshop involving selected AIBN staff in conjunction with negotiated access to AIBN personnel and facilities; OR
    • A customised training program[2], with discounted fees, to address the specific needs of the Industrial Affiliate; OR
    • A combination of access to AIBN personnel, facilities and training to be negotiated with the AIBN.
  • A confidential review of new intellectual property generated by AIBN researchers in advance of public disclosure[3];
  • An opportunity to nominate suitably qualified staff members of the Industrial Affiliate to be considered by AIBN for appointment as an Academic Adjunct[4] of The University of Queensland (UQ);
  • An invitation to nominated staff members of the Industrial Affiliate to attend weekly AIBN Seminars subject to confidentiality requirements;
  • An invitation to key staff members of the Industrial Affiliate to attend the annual International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI) and have a representative join senior staff for networking following the conference subject to AIBN confidentiality requirements;
  • Invitation to representatives to attend an annual Industry Networking Function; 
  • Invitation to the Industrial Affiliate’s CEO or nominee and one other senior staff member to attend the AIBN Thought Leaders Dinner, at which industry trends and challenges are discussed.

Contact

  • Access to a dedicated AIBN Industrial Affiliate Contact who will act as AIBN’s relationship manager and will facilitate access to researchers;
  • Interaction with selected AIBN research students to identify suitably qualified individuals for possible future employment;
  • Opportunity to generate new international connections by accessing AIBN’s networks;
  • Copies of the AIBN Quarterly Newsletters and Annual Report.

Recognition

  • Certificate acknowledging status as an AIBN Premier member;
  • The organisation’s name listed in the AIBN Annual Report as an Premier member;
  • Formal acknowledgements in the AIBN foyer and at selected AIBN functions and events.

Annual Fee

$30,000 pa (plus GST).

Download a copy of the AIBN Industrial Affiliates Program Prospectus and Membership Form

 


 [1] “Facilities” means equipment and technical services managed by AIBN. This provision specifically excludes access to or rental of laboratory space. Access may include testing conducted on AIBN-managed equipment and/or training of personnel to use and operate AIBN equipment; OR

[2] Training is limited to areas of AIBN expertise.

[3] Confidential access is provided to protected intellectual property, such as submitted Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, in a timely manner prior to general release and prior to publication.

[4] Adjunct appointments contribute to the activities of the University of Queensland and gain certain rights and responsibilities associated with appointment as an academic staff member of the University. An AIBN Industrial Affiliate is an organisation seeking to establish the premium level of engagement with the AIBN in order to promote collaborative research and development and/or gain access to facilities important to the organisation.

AIBN Member

Members are offered a high level of engagement with AIBN and opportunities to interact directly with groups and facilities within AIBN. This level of engagement is most suitable for a small to medium enterprise seeking to augment its in-house activities with access to know-how and facilities.

An AIBN Industrial Member is an organisation typically seeking to establish links with the AIBN, promote collaborative research and development with the AIBN and gain access to facilities for the benefit of the Industrial Member.

Industrial Member Benefit Package

Access

  • An introduction to AIBN, including review of facilities;
  • A customised Industrial Member Access Package, which includes:
    • An initial consultation with one or more AIBN personnel most closely aligned with the requirements and interests of the Industrial Member;
    • A subsequent 10% discount[5] on the cost of consulting by AIBN personnel; OR
    • A subsequent 10% discount[6] on access to AIBN managed facilities[7]; OR
    • Combination of access to AIBN researchers and facilities to be negotiated with the AIBN.
  • An opportunity for the Industrial Member to nominate two suitably qualified staff members to be considered by AIBN for appointment as an Academic Adjunct of UQ[8];
  • An invitation to nominated staff members of the Industrial Member to attend weekly AIBN Seminars subject to AIBN’s confidentiality requirements;
  • Invitation to two key staff members of the Industrial Member to attend the annual International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI), subject to AIBN confidentiality requirements;
  • Invitation to a representative of the Industrial Member to attend an annual Industry Networking Function;
  • Invitation to CEO, or one nominee, to the AIBN Thought Leaders Dinner, at which industry trends and challenges are discussed.

Contact

  • Access to a dedicated AIBN Member Contact who will act as AIBN’s relationship manager and will facilitate access to researchers;
  • Interaction with selected AIBN research students to identify suitably qualified individuals for possible future employment;
  • Copies of the AIBN Quarterly Newsletters and Annual Report.

Recognition

  • A certificate acknowledging status as an AIBN Member;
  • The organisation’s name listed in the AIBN Annual Report as an Member;
  • Formal acknowledgement in the foyer of AIBN.

Annual Fee

  • Standard fee:
    • $5,000 pa (plus GST).

Download a copy of the AIBN Industrial Affiliates Program Prospectus and Membership Form
 


5 Discount applies to standard consultation costs and is limited to a total of 50 hours

6 Discount applies to standard access costs and is limited to a total of 60 hours

7 “Facilities” means equipment and technical services managed by AIBN. This provision specifically excludes access to or rental of laboratory space. Access may include testing conducted on AIBN-managed equipment and/or training of personnel to use and operate AIBN equipment.

8 Adjunct appointments contribute to the activities of the University of Queensland and gain certain rights and responsibilities associated with appointment as a member of the academic staff of the University.
 

AIBN Associate member

Associate member is an entry level membership designed to give companies an introduction to the breadth and depth of AIBN. Associate members have opportunities to interact with AIBN researchers and explore the range of services and capabilities offered.

Associate membership is available to select non-research organisations, such as service providers operating in areas relevant to AIBN, whose primary interest is access to IAP networking functions.

An AIBN Industrial Associate is an organisation typically wishing to establish early links with Institute researchers, engage in activities to support and promote research and development and gain an understanding of the AIBN.

Industrial Associate Benefit Package

Access

  • An introduction to AIBN, including review of its facilities;
  • Initial consultation with one or more AIBN personnel most closely aligned with the interests and requirements of the Industrial Associate. Please note that normal consulting rates apply after initial contact completed;
  • Opportunity for the Industrial Associate to nominate a suitably qualified staff member to be considered by AIBN as an Academic Adjunct of UQ[9];
  • Opportunity for nominated staff members to attend weekly AIBN Seminars subject to AIBN’s confidentiality requirements;
  • Invitation to a nominated staff member to attend the annual International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI), subject to AIBN’s confidentiality requirements; and
  • An invitation to attend an AIBN Industry Networking Function.

Contact

  • Access to a dedicated AIBN Associate contact, who will ensure the Industrial Associate is consulting with AIBN researchers best qualified to assist with specific technical issues;
  • Complimentary copies of the AIBN Quarterly Newsletters and Annual Report.

Recognition

  • Certificate acknowledging status as an AIBN Associate member.

Annual Fee

  • Standard fee:
    • $1,500 pa (plus GST)

Download a copy of the AIBN Industrial Affiliates Program Prospectus and Membership Form
 


[9] Adjunct appointments contribute to the activities of the University of Queensland and gain certain rights and responsibilities associated with appointment as a member of the academic staff of the University.