Commercialising Advanced Materials workshop

9 February 2023, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand


KCA will be hosting a workshop at the AMN 10 Conference: Commercialising Advanced Materials. The workshop will be presented by Erin Rayment: Executive Director, Industry Engagement (QUT), Director, Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia, Chair of QUT Bluebox.

Advanced materials science has the potential to drive disruptive change across many of the global challenges facing society. But turning advanced materials science into high impact ventures is complex, challenging, and requires specialised capability to guide the ventures through the many choices along the way. With this workshop, we aim to enable our research entrepreneurs, TTO colleagues and founders to navigate the complexity and strengthen our advanced materials commercial ecosystem.

You will develop skills and confidence in navigating the complex requirements and decisions needed to pursue the commercial journey of taking an advanced material out of the lab and into commercial and industrial ventures. Aspects such as business models, industry requirements, accessing specialised expertise and how the IP strategy underpins industry and investor decisions will be covered.

The content is being developed in discussion with experienced research entrepreneurs, founders, investors and technology transfer professionals to ensure it addresses current best practice approaches.

The workshop will be accredited for professional development points by the KCA via the Registered Technology Transfer Professionals (RTTP) system.

Registration Fees
KCA Members: $100
Non KCA Members: $150

Registrations are now closed due to reaching capacity. Please email to be placed on the waiting list.

The workshop is made possible by the sponsorship of WNT Ventures as session sponsor, with further support of Kiwinet and the MacDiarmid Institute.

It will be presented alongside the AMN 10 Conference hosted by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. While conference registration is encouraged, you are able to attend the workshop in isolation.





Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, New Zealand