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Embarking on a two-month scholarship, recipients will gain insight from industry experts, learn alongside Australia’s best emerging entrepreneurs, access exclusive industry events and network with a dynamic cohort of innovators.
“We know that there is great work being done by researchers in Australia – particularly in the areas of human health and medicine. We want to support this talent by giving researchers access to commercialisation expertise so that they can share their work with the people who need it most – patients and clinicians,” says MedTech Actuator CEO, Dr Buzz Palmer.
Board Chair, Peter Jopling AM QC said Matt’s dedication to the for-purpose sector provides deep insight and perspective in supporting the work of the Foundation as it raises the profile and importance of 'outstanding' leadership for Australia.
The report, led by the Menzies Foundation in collaboration with Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne and a consortium of 10 philanthropic foundations, found that a renewed focus on impact, strategy, and evaluation is needed if these additional donations and broader philanthropic supports are to create impactful social change.
Chair of the Board Peter Jopling AM QC said Ms McKenna’s unique perspective and understanding of media and emerging technologies will support the Foundation to position itself in the leadership narrative and contribute to the discourse
Ms Maguire's service to the community has been recognised with an OAM.
I am delighted to be joining my colleagues Dr Jodi York, and Kate McKegg to launch the Philanthropy: The Continued Journey to Real Impact and Better Practice Report (2020), in partnership with Philanthropy Australia, by webinar on 23 June 2021. This Report identified that the seminal areas in the grant making process likely to catalyze change across the sector were better strategy and better evidence, or more specifically, greater consideration of evaluation, strategy and the impact of philanthropic activities and the development of framework to support those critical areas.
Exploring the leadership question “How might we build a pipeline of school leaders equipped to lead collective efficacy in increasingly complex and challenging contexts?”, the Menzies School Leader Fellowship Program is out to tackle the wicked problem, requiring collective minds to understand what can be learnt about leadership at individual, school, and system level.
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.