Launch of the Survey of Commercialisation Outcomes from Public Research (SCOPR).

Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA) – alongside the Go8, KiwiNet and AAMRI – is proud to announce the launch of the Survey of Commercialisation Outcomes from Public Research (SCOPR).

Public sector research in Australia and New Zealand leads the world.  But how do we best demonstrate real-world impact?  SCOPR is a landmark survey of commercialisation outcomes from public research.

Australian and New Zealand universities, medical research institutes and other publicly funded research organisations will be invited to participate.

“The launch of SCOPR is an important initiative for KCA and aims to further demonstrate the value of technology transfer and commercialisation activities to our members, publicly funded research organisations and the wider community,” KCA Chair Dr Erin Rayment says.

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Alan Finkel AO agreed and said “Research managers, heads of institutes and government policy advisors need access to data that will help them optimise commercialisation and industry engagement from lab level to national level.  I am delighted that KCA and partners are taking on the task of surveying the commercialisation and industry engagement achievements of the public research sector, to gather the necessary data”.

SCOPR will enable benchmarking of participating institutions’ research industry engagement and commercialisation results relative to the sector, to inform their policies and planning. For the wider community, it will show the real-world impact and dollar outcomes of public sector research.

SCOPR is overseen by a steering committee chaired by KCA board member Mr John Grace AO.  The survey results will be published on 11 September 2020 via KCA’s website.

Commercialisation company gemaker has been engaged to facilitate the survey.

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