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Feb 11 2022

Basic Principles of IP and Commercialisation

Learn about the different forms of Intellectual Property protection and how they fit into a commercialisation strategy.About this eventMeet your presenter: Ken MahonKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.Prior to his current role he was the Director Ventures at Deakin University with responsibility for commercialisation of University research through new ventures. The commercialisation ventures Ken created include FLAIM Systems a VR based fire fighter training solutions business, Universal Motion Simulator currently delivering armoured driver simulators to the Australian Defence Forces, and Fika Entertainment providing virtual production services for the global media market. Ken has also worked in the commercial research, industry engagement, licensing and partnership building as a Senior Commercial Manager at Deakin University.PD+ streams: Foundational | Commercialisation of Research | IP Management

12:00 - 13:00
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Feb 18 2022

LinkedIn for Researchers and Professional staff

Learn how to get the most from the LinkedIn platform. Promote your research, find collaborators and engage with industry.About this eventMeet your presenter: Nick McNaughtonNick McNaughton is a highly experienced CEO who has been a successful entrepreneur, mentor, investor and fund manager. Nick started his career in the software industry where he specialised in bringing US vendors into the Asia / Pacific region. He spent extensive time living and working in Asia. He has been a successful angel investor for over two decades. Successes include Soulmates Technology, Zookoda, Vocus (ASX:VOC) & Windlab (ASX:WND).He is a veteran of the University IP commercialization field. He is the part-time CEO of ANU Connect Ventures a $37M seed investment fund (owned by the Australian National University and MTAA Super). He has reviewed and assessed a wide array of ideas, inventions and discoveries. The fund invested in several successful companies including Lithicon (Trade sale FEI), InterfereX (Trade sale – NYSE: Dolby), Instaclustr, Liquid Instruments and EpiAxis Therapeutics.He led the initiative by the Group of Eight & the University of Auckland to partner with the IP Group to open their Asia / Pacific office in A/NZ. He has also had extensive interactions with the applied technology Universities (UTS, Wollongong, Deakin and Macquarie). He is the Chairman of the Discovery Translation Fund evaluation committee (ANU, University of Canberra, CSU) and spent 18 months on the UTS Commercialisation Advisory Panel.PD+ streams: Foundational |

12:00 - 13:00
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Mar 4 2022

How to improve your Industry Engagement

Learn effective strategies for opening doors to new industry partners.About this eventMeet your presenter: Nick McNaughtonNick McNaughton is a highly experienced CEO who has been a successful entrepreneur, mentor, investor and fund manager. Nick started his career in the software industry where he specialised in bringing US vendors into the Asia / Pacific region. He spent extensive time living and working in Asia. He has been a successful angel investor for over two decades. Successes include Soulmates Technology, Zookoda, Vocus (ASX:VOC) & Windlab (ASX:WND).He is a veteran of the University IP commercialization field. He is the part-time CEO of ANU Connect Ventures a $37M seed investment fund (owned by the Australian National University and MTAA Super). He has reviewed and assessed a wide array of ideas, inventions and discoveries. The fund invested in several successful companies including Lithicon (Trade sale FEI), InterfereX (Trade sale – NYSE: Dolby), Instaclustr, Liquid Instruments and EpiAxis Therapeutics.He led the initiative by the Group of Eight & the University of Auckland to partner with the IP Group to open their Asia / Pacific office in A/NZ. He has also had extensive interactions with the applied technology Universities (UTS, Wollongong, Deakin and Macquarie). He is the Chairman of the Discovery Translation Fund evaluation committee (ANU, University of Canberra, CSU) and spent 18 months on the UTS Commercialisation Advisory Panel.Nick is also a specialist in the creation of territory wide early stage innovation ecosystems. He is the co-architect of the Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) which incorporates the essential building blocks of a successful ecosystem: co-working, acceleration, incubation, growth programs & capital.PD+ streams: Foundational | Strategic

12:00 - 13:00
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Mar 12 2022

Bliss n Eso @ UC Refectory

Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are excited to announce a 29-date metro and regional Australian tour for one of the country’s finest hip hop acts, Bliss n Eso. In what is a truly national tour, the three-time ARIA-award winning group will take their electric energy and unmatchable flow to audiences in every Australian state and territory throughout January to April 2022.The epic The Sun Tour will visit Adelaide, Airlie Beach, Albury, Bathurst, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Dubbo, Frankston, Geraldton, Hobart, Lismore, Launceston, Mackay, Melbourne, Moruya, Newcastle, Penrith, Perth, Port Macquarie, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Toowoomba, Torquay and Townsville. Due to commence in September but unfortunately with current COVID-19 restrictions and border closures across Australia, the2021 ‘Send It Tour’ will be cancelled and all tickets transferred across to the 2022 ‘The Sun Tour’ dates.  Ticket holders will be contacted directly by ticketing agencies and fans are urged to #keepyourtickets. The group will be touring in support of their polychromatic seventh studio album The Sun, out tomorrow via Flight Deck/Mushroom. Bliss n Eso have long juxtaposed light and dark, blissful and melancholy, and strong and vulnerable. Nonetheless, The Sun finds hope in somber experiences, heightening the album’s sense of release.  As a group that has grown up through their music over many years, The Sun initiates a new cycle and provides solace in this age of disquiet, thematising contemplation, healing and fortitude. Our first taste of The Sun has come in the form of singles ‘Good People (feat. Kasey Chambers)’ which made it’s live debut on this year’s Music From The Home Front concert, ‘Lighthouse (feat. Jake Isaac)’, ‘So Happy (feat. SonReal)’,  ‘Send It’ and more recently ‘On One feat. Dizzee Rascal & Kings’. The band are disappointed that the Send It Tour is unable to go ahead as scheduled but are psyched to be returning with live shows in 2022 with their newest music from The Sun:‘We have been busy working away on this new album for some time now. Being able to perform these new songs live on stage with you beautiful people in the crowd is the ultimate reward. we’ve got so many new bangers on this album that we can’t wait to take for a spin for the first time with you guys.  Those new tracks combined with all our classics is gonna be one hell of a ride.  We’re gonna tear the roof off and send it to the sun!’ With 3 x ARIA #1 albums to their name, more than half a billion all-time streams and more than 400,000 albums sold to date, this will be the Sydney hip hop heavyweights first major headline shows since 2017’s national ‘Off The Grid’ tour which was highly praised by critics and fans alike. “Bliss N Eso had the crowd in their hand from start to finish when they took over The Forum” - Beat “Coupled with their lyrical creativity and verbal dexterity, they are formidable with a positive and uplifting message.” - Adelaide Now “Bliss n Eso have this amazing variety to their music and whether it’s rapping or a little more classical in their vocals, their voices and musical talents resonates perfectly with music fanatics. So the audience were drawn into the music with their hands in the air, it was quite an electrifying… albeit sweaty experience.” - Impulse Gamer Renowned for their captivating live performances and boisterous energy – don't miss out on tickets to see Australia’s finest, Bliss n Eso perform nationally for the first time in over four years, next January - April 2022. Tickets on sale to general public Monday 6 September at 10:30am AEST.

19:00 - 23:45
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Mar 18 2022

How to correctly define the Technology Development Level (TRL)

TRLs try and define the development continuum from basic research to commercial product. Learn to define the TRL of your innovations.About this eventMeet your presenter: Ken MahonKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.Prior to his current role he was the Director Ventures at Deakin University with responsibility for commercialisation of University research through new ventures. The commercialisation ventures Ken created include FLAIM Systems a VR based fire fighter training solutions business, Universal Motion Simulator currently delivering armoured driver simulators to the Australian Defence Forces, and Fika Entertainment providing virtual production services for the global media market. Ken has also worked in the commercial research, industry engagement, licensing and partnership building as a Senior Commercial Manager at Deakin University.PD+ streams: Foundational | Commercialisation of Research

12:00 - 13:00
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Mar 25 2022

How to develop effective and successful strategic partnerships

How to identify potential partners and build a long term mutually beneficial partnership.About this eventMeet your presenter: Nick McNaughtonNick McNaughton is a highly experienced CEO who has been a successful entrepreneur, mentor, investor and fund manager. Nick started his career in the software industry where he specialised in bringing US vendors into the Asia / Pacific region. He spent extensive time living and working in Asia. He has been a successful angel investor for over two decades. Successes include Soulmates Technology, Zookoda, Vocus (ASX:VOC) & Windlab (ASX:WND).He is a veteran of the University IP commercialization field. He is the part-time CEO of ANU Connect Ventures a $37M seed investment fund (owned by the Australian National University and MTAA Super). He has reviewed and assessed a wide array of ideas, inventions and discoveries. The fund invested in several successful companies including Lithicon (Trade sale FEI), InterfereX (Trade sale – NYSE: Dolby), Instaclustr, Liquid Instruments and EpiAxis Therapeutics.He led the initiative by the Group of Eight & the University of Auckland to partner with the IP Group to open their Asia / Pacific office in A/NZ. He has also had extensive interactions with the applied technology Universities (UTS, Wollongong, Deakin and Macquarie). He is the Chairman of the Discovery Translation Fund evaluation committee (ANU, University of Canberra, CSU) and spent 18 months on the UTS Commercialisation Advisory Panel.PD+ streams: Strategic

12:00 - 13:00
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