University and industry endeavours converge at the Tech Transfer Summit Australia

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Technology transfer has long been at the heart of biotechnology success, and contemporary challenges between university and industry are overcoming issues to facilitate future breakthroughs – and will be the core content of the upcoming Tech Transfer Summit Australia (TTS 2016).

One of Australia’s most successful technology transfers was the development of the cervical cancer vaccine (Gardasil). Representing the joint innovation between Australian life sciences in university and industry, this process has brought ground-breaking research to market and helped millions of people around the world.

Keynote speaker at TTS 2016, President of the Association of University of Technology Managers, Dr David Winwood, warns current challenges could disrupt the symbiotic relationship between universities and industry in biotechnology. Dr Winwood will highlight the importance of innovation systems in university and industry innovation, while offering strategies to maintain the system in the future.

TTS 2016 will be hosted by AusBiotech with key partner, world-leading technology transfer organisation, UniQuest, and held from 12-13 April in Brisbane, providing a premier opportunity to discuss the commercialisation of world-class science and interact with innovators, executives and leaders in biotechnology.

The two-day program will facilitate open discussions and debates on best practices in critical areas such as commercial negotiation and intellectual property.

Universities, research institutes and science parks will have the opportunity to meet with senior biotechnology executives, investors, entrepreneurs and have exclusive access to deal-flow from universities and research institutes across Australia.

TTS Australia is one chapter of a global initiative, accompanying additional summits in Europe and North America. The global initiative has been the original and leading international meeting of the biotechnology sector and is imperative in uniting the community of leading technology transfer professionals.

Register to attend and connect with technology transfer professionals at TTS Australia.

Visit TTS to find out more or for enquiries contact Jess Italiano on +61 3 9828 1456.