Research to Impact

Increase impact of your research and industry engagementConnect

The Research to Impact program is an intensive program for entrepreneurial researchers introducing practical tools that help 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 in finding ways to translate your idea, technology or 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
Research to Impact consists of 4 half-day workshops plus homework challenges over 2 months:
Workshop 1
14 March 2018
Innovation essentials and finding market need
Workshop 2
28 March 2018
Value proposition for big impact
Workshop 3
11 April 2018
Business models, value chain and collaboration
Workshop 4
9 May 2018
Pitching for outcomes
Scholarships available.

Researchers may be eligible for a 100% scholarship to this program valued at $2000.

A great starting point for people who wish to take ideas to market!

Greg Cassagne

Great presenters thoroughly teaching simple yet powerful tools that have instant real-world application. Highly recommended!

Tom Cheesman