In the first of two episodes with Paul Bryan, formerly of Chevron, Sandia National Laboratories, and the US Department of Energy (DOE), we hear about some of his experiences and reflections on the role of feedstock and its importance in the emerging biobased economy. Paul also reflects on technology transfer opportunities and pathways from his many decades of engineering research experience. In our conversation, we touch on the importance of the right bio-STUFF and the role of the desperate customer.
Lindsay Adler, recently retired from CSIRO, shares some of his experiences and reflections in building research and commercial partnerships ,and the benefit of his many decades experience in commercialising ag & food technologies around the world. In our conversation, we touch on the importance of enduring relationships, team based tech transfer and partner performance management.
In this episode with David Moore, recent doctoral student and former General Manager of Hort Innovation Australia Limited, we explore some of his experiences and reflections in dealing with the research and innovation communities, getting perspectives on how innovation has been historically undertaken in Australian agriculture, and thoughts on how to improve outcomes from investments made across the innovation system.
Rosanna DeMarco offers perspectives on how a major corporation looks at the innovation landscape and what it seeks in its partnerships. We explore with Rosanna some perspectives on know-how, including relationships with clients and samples and prototypes that can support the value creation process.
Ray Miller shares the story from concept to market for one of the first of the modern industrial biopolymers – 1,3 propanediol.
We discuss industrial biotech tech transfer, from bench to scale, experiences at the interface of research and the private sector and the opportunities for industrial biotech in the circular economy.
We discuss the current drivers and pathways to scale the increasing interest in new forms of protein for consumers.