The engagement imperative
In times like these, research is valued by its real-world impact.
To solve urgent technical, economic, social and environmental problems, government and other grant providers prioritise industry engagement as much as research quality when funding universities and other research organisations.
As well as enhancing your impact and reputation, industry engagement can bring extra funding, new research avenues, expert collaborators, and career development opportunities for research staff and students.
How we help
We develop customised partnership strategies and assist you in implementing them by leveraging our extensive, cross-sector networks.
We increase researchers’ confidence and skills in industry engagement to reduce the burden on business development managers and tech transfer staff, so they can focus on high-value support for research commercialisation.
Our award-winning industry engagement training empowers researchers to:
of participants would recommend this training to others
of participants agreed that the facilitators were knowledgeable
felt it increased their confidence and ability to deliver a compelling pitch to industry
believed it increased their understanding of how to engage with external partners
Associate Professor Noushin Nasiri, Head of NanoTech Laboratory at Macquarie University recalls how gemaker’s industry engagement training, while she was a Postdoctoral Researcher, set her up for success throughout her career.
We've trained over 900 researchers and tech transfer staff from:
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Who we've helped
gemaker has run a range of research industry engagement workshops at universities and other research organisations across Australia. Our workshops and online sessions train researchers...
gemaker was engaged to guide and facilitate Western Sydney University’s (WSU) development of three new strategic research initiatives (SRIs): The gemaker team delivered a raft...
In collaboration with a Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group project team, gemaker delivered an internal strategy for engagement with small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) enabling tech...
gemaker delivered training to Australian National University (ANU) researchers and staff to develop their skills to find and engage with industry partners professionally, effectively and...