Industry Connect with Brandon Capital

Industry Connect
with Brandon Capital Partners Pty Ltd

CUREator – biomedical ‘valley of death’ funding, backed by the MRFF, delivered by MRCF.

Expressions of Interest now open!

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has recently been awarded $40 million funding to Brandon Capital Partners’ Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF).  MRCF has established CUREator to provide funding to support two streams of early stage Australian medical research translation and commercialisation.

Stream 1: preclinical biomedical projects with commercial potential.  CUREator’s aim is to fund at least 25 projects over 3 years providing $500k-$1m per project to develop the product opportunity to a point that it is ready for venture capital investment.

Stream 2: early clinical development of novel drugs, or novel uses for existing drugs, with commercial potential.  CUREator’s aim is to fund at least 11 projects with up to $1.5m per project over 3 years.  Stream 2 projects will be matched 1:1 with venture capital from the MRCF.

Researchers are cordially invited to attend an information session with Dr Goslik Schepers, Senior Investment Manager, Brandon Capital Partners Pty Ltd when he will provide additional information on CUREator and the application process.

Expressions of Interests (EOIs) for Round 1 opened on 11 November and close on 6 December 2021 at 3:00pm AEST.

Don’t miss this information session to find out more!

Event details

Time

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Venue

Room 275, Level 2
GCI (#20), St Lucia Campus
VIA ZOOM

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For more information in your research area, contact:

Dr Craig Belcher
Senior Director & Head of Life Sciences

c.belcher@uniquest.com.au

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Industry Connect with Colere and Uniseed

Industry Connect
with Colere and Uniseed

Innovative science and commercial impact

How to plan and position your research and how to connect with and attract industry interest

If you are a UQ agriculture or food science researcher join us to hear advice from presenters on how to position your research to attract industry partners including investors.  You will also hear how to look at the market place and the value chain, identify what you have and who may see value in it.

As a business providing consulting and contract research services to agriculture and food companies, Colere has experience in engaging with the agricultural industry and how to frame science to meet the needs of industry.

Uniseed is Australia’s longest running venture fund operating at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney and New South Wales, and CSIRO.

Event details

Time

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Venue

Room 275, Level 2
GCI (#20), St Lucia Campus
VIA ZOOM

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for Zoom details or to register for in person attendance

For more information in your research area, contact:

Agriculture
Dr Deon Goosen

d.goosen@uniquest.com.au

Life Sciences
Dr Craig Belcher

c.belcher@uniquest.com.au

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Industry Connect with IP Group

Industry Connect with IP Group

How to turn great research into impactful companies

Start-up case studies with IP Group

UQ researchers are invited to attend a workshop with venture investors, IP Group.  Join us to understand how your research could attract venture capital into an exciting new start-up company!

In this interactive workshop, the IP Group team of Dr Siro Perez and Dr David Hemmi will discuss how they work with UniQuest and researchers to evaluate technologies for investments and shed light on how the start-up journey might look like by sharing case studies from their Australian portfolio and taking questions from researchers.

IP Group are interested in technologies ranging from agriculture, therapeutics and medical devices, all the way to digital and engineering breakthroughs.

Over the past 20 years, IP Group has created more than 150 companies based on world-leading research from its international university partners. In Australia, IP Group have already invested in 13 science-based companies and are looking for more.

Event details

Time

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Venue

Room 275, Level 2
GCI (#20), St Lucia Campus
VIA ZOOM

RSVP

rsvp@uniquest.com.au
for Zoom details or to register for in person attendance

For more information in your research area, contact:

Agriculture
Dr Deon Goosen

d.goosen@uniquest.com.au

Life Sciences
Dr Craig Belcher

c.belcher@uniquest.com.au

Physical Sciences
Alister Morrison

a.morrison@uniquest.com.au

Social & Behavioural Sciences
Anne Bannister

a.bannister@uniquest.com.au

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Commercialisation

Our offering to UQ

If you are employed at The University of Queensland, we can work with you to
identify, protect and commercialise your intellectual property.

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We have market-facing staff with industry experience, embedded in UQ’s faculties and institutes

Staff of UQ’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Law can contact our Social and Behavioural Sciences Team, led by Anne Bannister.

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Staff of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology can contact our Physical Sciences Team, led by Alister Morrison.

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Staff from UQ’s Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences can contact UniQuest’s Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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Staff from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work and the School of Psychology can contact our Social and Behavioural Sciences Team, led by Anne Bannister.

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Staff of UQ’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences can contact our Social and Behavioural Sciences Team, led by Anne Bannister.

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Staff from UQ’s Faculty of Medicine are invited to contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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Staff from UQ’s Faculty of Science can contact either our Life Sciences Team led by Craig Belcher, or our Physical Sciences Team, led by Alister Morrison.

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Staff from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology can contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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UQ staff at the Diamantina Institute can contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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Staff of the Global Change Institute can contact our Physical Sciences Team, led by Alister Morrison

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Staff from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience can contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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Staff from the Institute for Social Science Research can contact our Social and Behavioural Sciences Team, led by Anne Bannister.

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Staff from the Mater Research Institute – UQ (MRI-UQ) can contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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UQ staff at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) can contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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Staff from the Queensland Brain Institute can contact our Life Sciences Team, led by Craig Belcher.

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Staff from the Sustainable Minerals Institute can contact our Physical Sciences Team, led by Alister Morrison.

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Researchers

Australia’s leading research commercialisation company

UniQuest is the commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ).

In partnership with UQ researchers, we create impact through the commercialisation of UQ intellectual property (IP).  Established in 1984, UniQuest’s commercialisation track record positions UQ as the leader of research commercialisation in Australasia.

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News

UQ research into developing new treatments for conditions such as cancer, inflammatory diseases and type 1 diabetes has received recognition and funding support from a national incubator for biomedical startup companies.

Working in partnership with University of Queensland researchers, UQ commercialisation company UniQuest has secured $3 million in funding for the four startups under the first round of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)’s national $40 million CUREator Scheme.

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Research Commercialisation Workshops

Are you an early-career researcher? Want to make an impact?

We hold free, two-day workshops focussing on intellectual property and commercialisation.

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Impact Stories

From idea to impact, UniQuest commercialises UQ research to create change.

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Gardasil®: A global solution to eradicating cervical cancer

From its origins in groundbreaking research at The University of Queensland, to its use in more than 130 countries worldwide, the Gardasil® cervical cancer vaccine has led to an approximate 90 per cent decrease in the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), the major cause of cervical cancer.

Encapsulated probiotic drink a world first

The world’s first encapsulated probiotic drink uses patented micro-shield technology to deliver targeted in-gut release of effective probiotics.

Bringing the benefits of positive parenting and healthy communities to the world

The Triple P-Positive Parenting Program is changing the lives of millions of families around the world and helping to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Available technologies

Our specialised team delivers the highest quality commercialisation expertise and can help you access the world class research, resources and intellectual property of UQ. We have a suite of available technologies and discoveries that could give your business an innovative edge.

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