Presented at the KCA Annual Conference, our Research Commercialisation Awards showcase members’ achievements for a wide audience including government, industry and media. The awards celebrate top-tier work in Australasian tech transfer and are open to all KCA members and their project partners, working in all facets of research commercialisation, industry engagement and entrepreneurship. The judges look for projects that demonstrate originality and creative business insight, as well as those that deliver significant societal impact.
A co-funded scholarship is offered occasionally to KCA members at an early career stage, to cover the costs of international travel and registration to attend a sister association conference, for professional development and global networking. In addition, KCA assists the deserving recipient to coordinate an ‘office hop’ in the same region as the conference. The recipient gains first-hand experience in a foreign research/technology commercialisation office, learning how our international counterparts tackle similar issues in a different setting.
UNI ACCELERATOR DEMO DAY
Subject to member support and delivered in partnership with Google, KCA’s occasional Uni Accelerator Demo Days showcase some of the brightest ideas from Australasian public sector research accelerator programs for potential industry partners and investors. Participating innovators gain exposure, build strategic relationships, and receive pitching assistance and support to grow their businesses. Limited presentation slots are offered on a merit-based selection process.