Welcome to the

UIIN Australia Chapter

The Australian Chapter comprises a nation-wide network of university and business leaders, university-industry practitioners as well as academics who are prepared to share and collaboratively develop the topic of university-industry cooperation in Australia. Established in 2017, the key aims of the chapter include the development and formalisation of an international university-industry engagement professions, a contribution to global and national thought-leadership in the area of engagement, as well as to advance a more robust, prosperous and equitable Australian society through a dynamic and prosperous university-industry cooperation / engagement sector. Despite its recent origins, the chapter has already engaged Australian stakeholders in a conference of over 230 participants in February as well as over 50 key leader in the university-industry space at an event in Sydney in July.

Chapter nodes

Place-based collaboration/innovation districts
This node seeks to look at the role that place-based multi-stakeholder collaborations can have to significantly overcome some of the barriers.
Entrepreneurship and Universities
This node seeks to advance the culture of entrepreneurship within universities, and in collaborations between university and the start-up ecosystem.
University – industry cooperation (scaling cooperation)
This node seeks to develop the topic of university-industry cooperation focusing on bringing together the boundary-spanners working to develop collaboration, creating practical tools and methods.
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Key contacts

A/Prof Carolin Plewa
Co-Chair of the Chapter

The University of Adelaide
carolin.plewa@adelaide.edu.au
Prof Todd Davey
Co-Chair of the Chapter

University Industry Innovation Network
davey@uiin.org
Tatuli Chubabria
Key admin contact

University Industry Innovation Network
chubabria@uiin.org

Organisational members

We thank our organisational members for their continuous support

Members of the UIIN Australia Chapter are eligible to all benefits, which are included in the regular annual UIIN Individual or Organizational Membership packages. A special 5-year Inaugural membership has been created for both individuals and institutions in order to get the Chapter off the ground and provide it with funding for the Chapter activities. Inaugural members will receive a 5-year membership for the price of four years (thereby saving €1.500,-). In addition, the inaugural organizational members will receive a 50% discount on one UIIN conference or workshop ticket per year. Furthermore, they will be recognized as Inaugural members in the membership directory. Register by 31 December 2017 to unlock the benefits of an Inaugural Membership.

Membership benefits

Annual membership package

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest in UIIN and university-industry interaction? Your annual membership package provides you with exactly that, with a hard-copy version of the University Industry Innovation Magazine and the Good and Next Practice books (organisational member only).

Knowledge & resources

It is hard to stay on top of the latest research and good practices. You might find the time to stay informed on what is going on in region or country. However, we provide you with the latest research, good practice examples and the latest concepts through a searchable database. Learn about the latest from e.g. Europe, the United States, Latina America and Australia.

Visibility

Sometimes being visible to others is all it takes to establish new relationships and market your own and your organisation’s skills. Expand your outreach and increase your visibility through the UIIN members’ directory, the UIIN Magazine or UIIN Blog.

Events & Discounts

Workshop and conferences are an excellent way to stay up-to-date, gather new knowledge and network with peers. As a UIIN member you get discounts to the UIIN professional education workshops, the UIIN conference series and events we support. Become an educated university-business professional and establish connections around the globe.

Membership types

 

Individual Membership

200 /year

Organisational Membership

1500 /year
Annual Membership Package
Membership Certificate
UIIN Magazine 3 per issue
Next Practice Book 3 per issue
Good Practice Series 3 per issue
Visibility
Membership Profile 10
(for 10 members of your staff)
Organisational Profile
Members Directory
Organisational Logo in UIIN Magazine and Conference Program
Contribute to UIIN Blog
Knowledge and Resources
Digital Library
Good Practice Finder
Funding Monitor
State of UBC Report 3 per issue
Monthly Members Update
Events and Discounts
UIIN Events   One free ticket to either a UIIN conference or workshop
UIIN Conference €100 discount €200 discount (for all staff of your organisation)
UIIN Professional Education €100 discount €200 discount
(for all staff of your organisation)
UIIN Supported Events
Exhibition Package €100 discount 50%
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Individual Membership

200 00 / per year

  • Membership Package
Membership certificate

One issue of each UIIN Magazine

One Next Practice Book
  • Visibility
1 membership profile

Members directory
  • Knowledge and Resources
Digital Library

Funding Monitor

Monthly Members Update
  • Events and Discounts
€100 discount to UIIN Conferences

€ discount to UIIN Professional Education workshops

Discounts for UIIN supported events

€ discounts on exhibition packages for UIIN events

Organisational Membership

1500 00 / per year

  • Membership Package
Membership certificate

5 copies of each UIIN Magazine issue

5 copies of each Next Practice Book

5 copies of each Good Practice Book
  • Visibility
10 membership profiles (for 10 members of your staff)

Organisational profile

Members directory

Organisational Logo in UIIN Magazine and Conference Programme

Contribute to UIIN Blog
  • Knowledge and Resources
Digital Library

Good Practice Finder

Funding Monitor

State of UBC Report (3 per issue)

Monthly Members Update
  • Events and Discounts
1 free ticket to a UIIN Event (conference or workshop)

€200 discount to UIIN Conferences (for all staff of your organisation)

€200 discount to UIIN Professional Education workshops (for all staff of your organisation)

Discounts for UIIN supported events

50% discounts on exhibition packages for UIIN events

Australian UIIN Members


Node details


UIIN Node: Place-based collaboration/innovation districts

Effectively brokering the interface between research and industry to drive global competitive advantage continues to be a challenge for SMEs in Australia. This node seeks to look at the role that place-based multi-stakeholder collaborations can have to significantly overcome some of the barriers. What does success look like in an Australian context? How can our collective knowledge and experience of these districts help support the implementation of the University Precinct Strategy the Federal Government is likely to release later this year.

UIIN Node: Entrepreneurship and Universities

From commercialisation to lean startup, universities are responding to an increased call to be fast, lean and open to collaborative entrepreneurship models. This node seeks to advance the culture of entrepreneurship within universities, and in collaborations between university and the startup ecosystem. We look at the role of entrepreneurship in university education and the rise and value of startup facilitation within the student body. We investigate how universities can and are working with open I.P. and we seek to understand, and add value to the partnership between university and the wider ecosystem.

UIIN Note: University – industry cooperation (scaling cooperation)

The topic of university-industry cooperation continues to increase in importance in Australia. With a historical focus on research excellence shifting through the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), which places Universities at a central position of the economy. This node seeks to develop the topic of university-industry cooperation focusing on bringing together the boundary-spanners working to develop collaboration, creating practical tools and methods to support its development and developing evidence-base for policy decisions.