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Mar 07 2024


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



OPTIMA Training: Intellectual property of research projects

Title: Intellectual property of research projects

Speaker: Grace Chan & David Woollard

Unlock the potential of your research!

Join our exclusive training event on Intellectual Property tailored for students and researchers delivered by Dr Grace Chan and Dr David Woollard from the University of Melbourne’s Knowledge & Technology Transfer team.

Dive into the concept of Intellectual Property—understand what it is and how it’s safeguarded, and unravel the complexities of ownership. Get to know the pivotal concept of commercialisation and why it’s a game-changer for universities, staff and students alike. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate IP landscape and propel your research and projects to new heights.

Attendees will leave armed with knowledge on how to identify, protect and leverage intellectual assets, ensuring their research and projects thrive in the competitive landscape.

Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your work and make a lasting impact!

Grace Chan: Grace is Senior IP Manager for the University of Melbourne, where she works to advise on intellectual property and manage the University’s portfolio of patents.  She is also a scientist and a patent and trade marks attorney, and worked for several years in private legal firms before joining the University.

David Woollard: David leads the Knowledge Technology Transfer (K&TT) for the STEM portfolio within Research Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC). The team is responsible for supporting the technology transfer and licencing activities of the university and its associated relationships with venture funding bodies and industry partners in relation to university developed IP and technologies in the field of Physical sciences. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in the Dept of Veterinary Science and has over ten years of post-doctoral experience in the fields of vaccine development, virology, immunology, cancer biology, endocrinology and neuroscience.

Registrations essential: Book your place by clicking on this link
A light lunch will be provided

THU 7 MARCH 2024 12.00 -14.00 (AEDT, Melbourne Time)

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Mar 07 2024


Melbourne Connect - Level 7: Boardroom (290-7-7320-Meeting Room)
Melbourne Connect Level 7, 700 Swanston St, Carton

Advancing an industry-ready optimisation toolkit, while training a new generation of industry practitioners and over 120 young researchers, who will vanguard a highly skilled workforce of change agents for industrial transformation.

Monash University
Clayton, Victoria, 3080

University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria, 3010

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