Knowledge transfer is one of several critical enablers for research innovation, especially successful partnerships and long-term collaboration between universities and private companies. One organization with a unique approach to knowledge transfer is UNSW Innovations, which has successfully established 43 partnerships to empower research and innovation. To learn more, we speak with CEO Kevin Cullen, who explains how UNSW Innovations is removing obstacles to facilitate the transfer of both knowledge and technology, to create partnerships that influence economic and social outcomes.
Telstra has a heavily-invested presence in research innovation in Australia, having committed to multiple research partnerships and corporate ventures. To learn how Telstra supports communication channels between businesses and researchers to strengthen research partnerships, we speak with Telstra’s Chief Scientist, Dr Hugh Bradlow.
While many universities, government bodies and private sector companies focus on how to build successful research partnerships, University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Innovation (ACIIC) has taken on the unique role of facilitating collaboration between knowledge users and producers. To learn more about the success factors for research collaborating, we speak with Professor Ron Johnston, Executive Director at the ACIIC.