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The research found the barriers to commercialisation were so severe for science start-ups when compared to other business types, that many gave up at the first stage of trying to commercialise their discovery. Drawn-out Intellectual Property (IP) negotiations with research institutions, coupled with unfavourable licensing terms for investors, were among key barriers identified.
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the shaky financial foundations of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector. But there is a way to create a more sustainable future, according to Menzies Foundation director Harvey Kalman.
Linda and I are proud to be associated with organisations like the Menzies Foundation. The contribution that the Menzies Foundation and you make in our community is considerable. We would like to thank you for your work, passion and commitment.
The researchers and scientists are about to embark on a 3-month scholarship, where they will gain knowledge from leading industry experts, work alongside Asia Pacific’s best emerging entrepreneurs and have access to exclusive industry events.
Following a successful pilot fellowship program, a research report into the year of the program revealed that school leaders require more support to lead in the complexity of the school system.
MedTech Actuator Menzies Fellow A/Prof Jeremy Crook is working to improve the lives of people living with nerve damage through a world-first nerve repair technology.
In many respects leading in a COVID-normal world requires many of the leadership attributes that are emergent in our initiatives. Adaption, comfort in complexity, clarity around purpose, an entrepreneurial disposition and a focus on empathy and building strong teams are the qualities most likely to support all our efforts to work in the ‘new normal’. Our work is focused on deepening our understanding of these attributes and innovatively building platforms to develop Australia’s leadership capacity. We would be delighted if you joined us in this work.
The fellowship unlocks the potential of Australia’s world-class research and researchers, particularly in the areas of human health, medicine, and biotechnology. Through the fellowship, researchers will fuse their background with new commercial expertise from industry’s leading minds to improve and save lives.
Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program will be commencing the application process for the 2021 Cohort from 1st February 2021.
Under Professor Hilton's leadership, scientists at Australia's oldest medical research centre have pioneered promising discoveries, putting them on the cusp of developing antibody therapies to block coronavirus from entering cells.
Featuring Dr Tina Seelig, exploring a series of compelling case studies and examples of creativity with constraints.
“Through our accelerator, the MedTech Actuator provides intensive mentorship, industry collaboration, and capital raising support to MedTech, HealthTech and BioTech startups allowing them to achieve in 15-months what can typically take three years or more,” says MedTech Actuator CEO, Dr Buzz Palmer.
Featuring Menzies School Leader Fellow, Karen Snibson and key collaborator Angela Mina, leadership coach and executive consultant.
The Fellowship is led by a multi-sector collaboration comprised of school leaders, their school and corporate, philanthropic and university partners.
In a post-COVID world, how do we pivot to unlock creativity and innovation to build a brighter future?
The pandemic has created a wave of coronavirus-related social and economic issues for communities to address. Recently, a group of leading figures from Australia’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors shared their insights into how they are navigating the situation.
An outstanding example identifying leadership challenges and supporting catalytic initiatives to build leadership capability. View Menzies School Leader Incubator - Impact and Evaluation Report.
‘Great leadership lies at the heart of Australia’s ability to navigate an increasingly complex world, I am delighted to be joining the Board of the Menzies Foundation who are committed to making a contribution to raise the profile and importance of ‘outstanding leadership’.
New research by the Menzies Foundation provides a roadmap to help school leaders fare better in future crises - and improve student outcomes across the board. Take a moment to listen to Laureate Professor John Hattie, Advisory Committee Member of the Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program.