Commercialisation Podcasts

Episode 17 – From Start-up to Scale-up: Reflections on Australia’s Innovation System with Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO

Episode 17 – From Start-up to Scale-up: Reflections on Australia’s Innovation System with Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO

In this episode, Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO joins us to explore the challenges of moving from start-up to scale-up. From addressing foundational tech transfer challenges such as articulating product benefits and identifying market needs, we discuss tech transfer as being the first step on a journey of technology commercialisation and business establishment.

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Episode 16 – Spinning It Out: The Research to Venture Journey with Dr Victor Pantano – Part 2 Highs and Lows of a Deeptech Start-up

Episode 16 – Spinning It Out: The Research to Venture Journey with Dr Victor Pantano – Part 2 Highs and Lows of a Deeptech Start-up

In Part 2 of our discussions with Dr Victor Pantano, we hear about the highs and lows of taking a deep tech start up along the journey from establishment, through market engagement, team building, growth and financing rounds to exit success.

 A must listen episode for anyone contemplating or indeed engaged in a tech start-up.

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Episode 16 – Spinning It Out: The Research to Venture Journey with Dr Victor Pantano – Part 2 Highs and Lows of a Deeptech Start-up

Episode 15 – Spinning It Out: The Research to Venture Journey with Dr Victor Pantano – Part 1 Bringing It Together

In the first of two discussions with Dr Victor Pantano, we hear about the first phase of transitioning research into a commercial spin-out including the importance of due diligence and building a comprehensive understanding of IP assets and their role in value creation. Our conversation with Victor really highlights the importance of people and balancing risk in tech transfer and new venture success.

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Episode 12 – After the licensing deal…building the HealthSenseTM operating business with Ed Fish

Episode 12 – After the licensing deal…building the HealthSenseTM operating business with Ed Fish

In our discussion with Ed Fish, Vice President and General Manager at Bay State Milling, we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the post-deal journey and moving from a licensing deal to an operating business. This podcast follows on from our discussion around business accountability and the need for driving technologies to sustainable returns. Ed provides some terrific examples of how they managed unforeseen challenges and in turn built new forms of value and protection to the licensed technology and the assets they are continuing to build in North America.

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Episode 11 – Relationships vs transactions and the Vice Chancellor’s challenge with David Mitchell

Episode 11 – Relationships vs transactions and the Vice Chancellor’s challenge with David Mitchell

In our discussion with David Mitchell, currently the advanced manufacturing adviser for Katalis in Jakarta, we dive into the importance of relationships, how these contrast with transactions and the systemic challenges in the tertiary sector that creates tech transfer challenges for commercialisation specialists, and indeed Australia’s ambitions to deliver impact from national science investment.

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Episode 10 – Culture, clock speeds, leadership with Allison Haitz

Episode 10 – Culture, clock speeds, leadership with Allison Haitz

In a podcast recorded a few years ago, I chatted with Allison Haitz, Director at Givaudan about R&D, technology transfer and commercialisation. These were originally released in three parts exploring the issues of R&D culture and clock speeds (Part 1), Management, leadership and balance (Part 2) and Equilibrium, academics and policies (Part 3).We are taking the opportunity to relaunch these as a single podcast, with thanks to Allison and the team at R&D Today, to share some of our thoughts in light of Spiegare’s newly minted Service Partner Membership of Cooperative Research Australia.

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Episode 9 – Innovation accountability and the CVO with Stephen Angus

Episode 9 – Innovation accountability and the CVO with Stephen Angus

In our discussion with Stephen Angus, of Snowy Advisory, we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the importance of accountability in innovation and we explore a new role for companies actively investing and undertaking innovation – the CVO.

Innovation, as a word, is arguably becoming tired, misplaced and misused in a range of government and private sector forums. This podcast looks at what could be missing to drive success beyond the performative innovation that we are seeing.

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