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In light of the global challenges and fast-changing higher education environment, universities are increasingly demonstrating their important role in addressing regional and societal needs. Commercialisation of research and entrepreneurship within universities has become a crucial avenue for universities to further collaborate with business and government and continue to enhance their impact on society. Nevertheless there are still several challenges ahead for universities to leverage their full potential and transform traditional ways of working.

Join us in this conversation with higher education professional staff and researchers who are driving and embracing change to enhance their university’s impact through research commercialisation and valorisation. This panel will discuss how universities can enhance the entrepreneurial mindset within their institution to drive research excellence and innovation, while exploring different commercialisation pathways and overcoming barriers.


Gain insight into different commercialisation pathways, challenges, and success factors from experts around the globe.

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If you are a university leader, manager, professional, academic or researcher looking for ways to enhance your institution’s performance and impact through research commercialisation and entrepreneurship, this panel discussion is for you.

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Jetty van Ginkel

Care for IMPACT Owner and Business Director at NeuroControl

“I’ve had the great pleasure of working on technical innovations for healthcare in various roles during my career.
From my role as engineer and scientist I know what it is like to dive deep into something, to understand a technology in every detail, to generate new knowledge when existing knowledge doesn’t offer you a solution and to convert this knowledge into new inventions.
As a business development manager I understand how you can convert knowledge and inventions into impact.
I have been able to put the above knowledge into practice as an entrepreneur and gain more understanding for the insecurity, challenges and urgency that you experience as a (starting) entrepreneur.
Looking forward to sharing my experience and insights with you!”

Chris Fellingham

Social Sciences and Humanities Lead at Oxford University Innovations and Founder and Director of the ARC Accelerator

Social Sciences and Humanities Lead at Oxford University Innovations, and Founder and Director of the ARC Accelerator (first accelerator for SHAPE (Social science, Arts and Humanities for People and the Economy)social science researchers)
Chris joined Oxford University Innovations in 2018 as a Licensing and Ventures Manager in the Social Sciences and Humanities and worked with ASPECT to found the accelerator for social science researchers. Chris has worked to spinout 4 social science ventures from the University of Oxford.
Prior to this Chris worked at FutureLearn, an Edtech start-up (or MOOC platform) founded by the Open University. At FutureLearn, Chris led the market research and helped develop FutureLearn’s strategy, partnerships and business models across B2C/B2B and public education initiatives.

 Marguerite Evans-Galea

IMNIS Executive Director with the Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering and Co-Founder of Women in STEMM Australia

Dr. Marguerite Evans-Galea AM is Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS), an industry engagement initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. She is also co-founder & co-chair of Women in STEMM Australia.
Dr. Evans-Galea has led research in cell and gene therapy at world-leading organisations in the US and Australia. Her research and leadership have been internationally recognised and she is currently the Associate Editor Australasia with Gene Therapy, a Springer-Nature journal.
Dr. Evans-Galea has served on STEM advisory groups, boards and committees, and is currently chair of Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy Inc. A leading advocate for STEM research, innovation and inclusion, Dr Evans-Galea is also a Member of the Order of Australia.

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