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
The Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer Services team is part of the University of Melbourne's Research, Innovation and Commercialisation group. We work collaboratively with business development and partnership teams towards delivery of the University's Enterprise Mission "to enrich our discovery and teaching environments by weaving relationships with business, industry and government into the fabric of our institution to address the major challenges of our time".
We provide an extensive range of intellectual property and commercialisation support services to the University and its researchers. Specifically we:
- Identify, develop and commercialise the University's intellectual property assets
- Manage the technology pipeline, equity and licensed asset portfolios
- Own the start-up and licensing processes ensuring compliance to the University statute