Innovation champions launch new program to boost research and post-pandemic recovery.

Two national innovation champions have joined forces to create a free training program for researchers to protect their ideas while bringing Australasian innovation to the world.

KCA and gemaker are offering Intellectual Property and commercialisation training to all research organisations, including universities.

“Now more than ever before, researchers need to be able to protect their IP and understand the ins and outs of commercialisation,” Chair of KCA, Erin Rayment, said. “Up-skilling will create better outcomes for all research projects.”

gemaker, which helps Australian researchers and innovators to have global impact, worked with KCA to develop the foundational training.

“Boosting our knowledge industries will help Australia build the jobs of the future, leading to a stronger economic recovery post-pandemic,” Managing Director of gemaker, Natalie Chapman, said.

This program provides valuable resources for researchers working from home. “Most researchers are not driven by money,” Natalie Chapman said. “They want their research to make a difference, i.e. to save lives, improve the environment or make the world a better place. This will help them achieve their goals.”

Researchers can access the training here:

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