Research to Impact

  • July 18 – 29, 2018
  • 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network - Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra 2601

Event information

Increase impact of your research and industry engagement using entrepreneurial methods

Researchers from ANU, UC, CIT, Data61, CSIRO and UNSW Canberra may be eligible for a full scholarship ($2000 value). Apply here.

The Research to Impact program is an intensive program for entrepreneurial researchers introducing practical tools that help you to take your idea out of the lab, engage with industry, and find new opportunities.

As a researcher (from HDR student to professor) you may be frustrated by the difficulty of finding ways to translate your idea / technology / knowledge into meaningful engagement outside the lab. You may be frustrated by limited career options, low funding, limited opportunities to engage industry and the wider community.

We use lean innovation methods developed for startups and proven to work for Researchers to:

  • Show you practical new ways to think about innovation that will enable you to better engage the community
  • Help you create real collaborative conversations with industry that can lead to opportunities
  • Challenge you with fast-paced real-world tasks
  • Empower you to explore new options for your career, industry engagement and commercialising your inventions
  • Give you new tools to connect and explain your Idea

Program Structure

Research to Impact is four half-day workshops plus homework challenges over two months:

  • Workshop 1: Innovation essentials and finding market need (homework: exploration conversations) – 18th July 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Workshop 2: Value proposition for big impact (homework: value proposition conversations) – 1st August 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Workshop 3: Business models, value chain and collaboration (homework: partner conversations) – 15th August 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Workshop 4: Pitching for outcomes (build your pitch-deck) – 29th August 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Follow up one on one session

Who can benefit?

  • Researchers from masters to senior academics who:
    • are interested in exploring new ways to have impact or engage externally.
    • don’t have to have a team or a specific invention.
    • can commit to 4 half-day workshops and working on assignments in between

Our Team

Research to Impact program is delivered by experienced entrepreneurs that you will have access to as program facilitators and mentors:

  • Dr Craig Davis, GM Growth Programs – scientist and successful entrepreneur
  • Petr Adamek, CEO, CBRIN – entrepreneur and leading innovation expert
  • Richard Hume, Startup Growth Advisor – entrepreneur and sales expert
  • Zachary Sequoia, Launch Factory – entrepreneur and design/usability expert
  • Irene Zhen, Business Growth Associate

Getting there:

Parking (paid) is available at the City West Carpark, located on Allsop Street.

To get to CBR Innovation Network, exit the CityWest Carpark through to Marcus Clarke Street, then turn right onto Alinga Street. Enter the ACT Health Building at the corner of Alinga and Moore Street. The CBR Innovation Network is on Level 5.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Got an innovative business idea?

Gain invaluable advice that will help you identify growth opportunities and potentially assist you in avoiding the common pitfalls of starting and managing a new business.

Lunch and Learn
  • June 27, 2018
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network - Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra 2601
First Wednesday Connect – July
  • July 4, 2018
  • 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network - Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra 2601
Idea to Impact
  • July 17, 2018
  • 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network - Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra 2601