RIC has recruited a team of entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior industry professionals to lead the University’s business development operations.
Embedded within each faculty, Business Development Directors provide our academic and administrative leadership with commercial advice and support in
the pursuit of their strategic plans. Business Development Directors manage the full range of internal and external clients. Specifically, they focus on the generation of new research income through the:
- identification, establishment and management of commercial relationships;
- translation and commercialisation of intellectual property; and
- design and development of custom education programs for external customers.
Further supporting these activities are business development managers, business project support, tender preparation, proposal support, grant writing and technology licensing professionals, together comprising a comprehensive Business Development team. Working with each faculty, the Business Development team seeks to expand research income through domestic and international grants, revenues from contract research and industry collaboration, consultancy fees and major public and private sector tenders.
Business development disciplines
Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences...Meet the team
Melbourne School of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, Faculty of Science...Meet the team
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business and Economics, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Melbourne Law School, Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music...Meet the team
Research Innovation and Commercialisation business development operations and support team...Meet the team
Technologies with commercial potential are identified and quantified by the faculty Business Development Director, who then may facilitate an introduction to the Technology Licensing and IP teams.
These teams help the University's academic community protect and commercialise intellectual property (IP). The teams will work with academics to assess commercialisation pathways arising from the research and seek appropriate commercial partners, while also providing support and advice with regard to IP rights and management.
Business Development Directors will work collaboratively with faculty to submit an invention disclosure. Once a disclosure has been submitted, the Technology Licensing team will work with and support the discloser by:
- providing guidance on the technology commercialisation assessment and licensing process;
- providing advice on the ownership of IP and the University’s IP policy;
- determining suitable IP protection; and
- seeking relevant industry partners and establishing appropriate arrangements to commercialise technology.
Similarly, the IP & Licensing team will support academics by:
- providing guidance on drafting patent specifications;
- administering licensing arrangements and IP assignments; and
- distributing royalties and commercial revenue.