Commercialisation and Innovation

Commercialisation and Innovation

What we do

The commercialisation and innovation team identify and commercialise new technologies developed by our researchers so that business, industry and the community can benefit.

Identify partners

Access market

Secure investors
and funding

commercial deals

Form spin-out/
start-up companies

Educate and

Turning ideas into reality

We see a world of potential - full of great ideas, waiting for the right opportunities and the right people to turn them into bigger, better things.

As one of Australia's leading research universities, we bring together the best minds in industry, research, and academia. With our team of experts, state-of-the-art facilities and ability to make influential connections, we can help you gain a competitive edge in the market.

Research with Planned Purpose

We work with researchers assisting them to create groundbreaking discoveries and solutions.

We have developed this Research Impact Canvas to help researchers crystallise their research.

Why partner with us?

Macquarie University has a strong record of innovation performance. Our researchers have been responsible for groundbreaking discoveries and solutions that have changed the world. Brilliant ideas with global potential do not come along every day; however, new software, methods, inventions, discoveries and know-how are constantly being generated at Macquarie.

For world-changing partnership opportunities, review our available technologies.

  • Our IP Guiding Principles

    Our imperative is to add value to the research our researchers pursue and to make our research partnerships as efficient and effective as possible.

  • Innovation Pipeline

    Innovation framework

    We know that research has the potential to make significant contributions that benefit society. Read about the steps we are taking to maximise the potential of our innovation pipeline.

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    Success stories

    We are committed to producing successful market outcomes from collaboration between our researchers and commercial clients. Here are some success stories we have helped to create.

How can you get involved?

  • Industry commercialisation research


    Partner with us to solve your business needs, or explore our current licencing opportunities.

  • Innovators commercialisation research


    We make it really easy for you to turn your innovations into real-world solutions that can make a difference.

  • Start ups


    Become an entrepreneur and found your own start-up with the assistance of our resources and industry experience.

Our experts

Anna Grocholsky, Director Commercialisation and Innovation

Anna is a successful strategist, negotiator and intellectual property (IP) specialist. With a materials science background Anna then broadened her skills and qualifications through management and creative problem solving and by studying law. Anna is a registered trademarks attorney and is one of a handful of Australians who has achieved  Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) status through the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals.

After successfully specialising in product development at A Goninan & Co, Email Limited and James Hardie Industries Ltd., Anna embraced the challenges of IP and commercialisation moving into roles at the University of Sydney University in business development and IP management. In 2011 Anna established her own thriving business in IP and commercialisation. Clients included individuals, small and medium enterprises and larger companies and institutes. In the two years Anna has been at Macquarie there has been an increase in innovation disclosures and commercial deals have doubled Anna has also rolled out the Research Engagement, Impact and Commercialisation Framework ;IP Guiding Principles; and Start-up Checklist.

Anna welcomes the opportunity to promote innovations generated within the Macquarie University research community and to foster commercialisation partnerships by engaging with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Phone: +61 2 9850 4599  

Sarah Dacombe, Personal Assistant & Office Co-ordinator

T: +61 2 9850 4576  

Gorjana Mitic, Commercialisation and Innovation Manager (Life Sciences)

T: +61 2 9850 4542  

Bel Coppock, Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager

Bel has a diverse background in events, regional marketing, customer service and patent management. Bel is responsible for keeping the Office of Commercialisation and Innovation organised. She also liaises with Macquarie University's existing pool of inventors and administers royalty payments.

Contact Bel if you have any questions about commercialisation process at Macquarie.

T: +61 (2) 9850 4598  

Gabi Teli, Intellectual Property Portfolio Officer

Gabi worked in the financial investment industry for a decade before she moved to Australia from Europe. She is an economist with interests in various aspects of finance.
In the Office of Commercialisation and Innovation, she assists with post-agreement management and compliance of Technology Transfer Licences including monitoring, distributing and administering royalty payments.
Besides general administration and coordination support for the Office of Commercialisation and Innovation, she also contributes to the development of the annual budget and coordinates all financial administration and reporting.

P: +61 2 9850 4489  
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Content owner: Commercialisation and Innovation Last updated: 24 Mar 2020 11:23am

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