IP Management and Commercialisation

In line with the I&CD strategy, typical commercial activities include:

  • Packaging IP in preparation for out-licensing and the formation of start-up companies;
  • Sourcing funding from federal and state government granting schemes in partnership with external companies for collaborative research;
  • Protecting the AIBN’s intellectual property through confidentiality and material transfer agreements;
  • Filing and maintaining patents;
  • IP and commercial assessment of new discoveries;
  • Continual IP capture through research and IP census activities; and
  • Development and implementation of IP-related policies.

The Institute's first research and IP census of AIBN Group Leaders was conducted in 2005 with regular updates occurring since then. This on-going process enables the protection and management of the Institute’s IP and ensures the identification of new discoveries with commercial potential and existing IP protection.

Where a discovery proceeds to a provisional patent application, I&CD works closely with the AIBN researchers to establish an IP and commercial strategy and identify potential sources of R&D funding, from both traditional and non-traditional sources.

For further information, contact:

Dr Phil Nelson
Senior Director, Commercial Engagement – Physical Sciences
T: +61 7 334 63960
F: +61 7 336 54433
M: +61 (0) 409 591 168
p.nelson@uniquest.com.au

Dr Ben Callaghan
Research Partnerships Manager
M: +61 (0) 437 399 554

b.callaghan@uq.edu.au

Dr Raisa Monteiro
Research Partnerships Manager
M: +61 (0) 450 308 585
r.monteiro@uq.edu.au