May 10


09:30 am - 01:30 pm

Event Category:

Hunter Innovation Festival


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Practical assistance on IP related commercialisation challenges facing Australian businesses

These free half-day workshops will demystify Intellectual Property (IP) and provide a few basic strategies for you to consider when attempting to commercialise your IP.

Each workshop will cover the following issues:

  • understanding the idea to income process
  • creating and protecting intellectual assets
  • implementation challenges
  • practicalities of decision making
  • where to go for advice and how to get value from your advisers
  • funding options (grant, investor types and expectations)

There is also potential for a one-on-one mentoring session to follow up on specific questions or issues you would like to discuss further.

About the Presenter

Brian Ruddle – Managing Director, Impact Innovation Group

Brian has been involved in the innovation sector for over 25 years across Australia, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. He founded Impact Innovation Group in 2006 which has grown to a 20 person team providing innovation, commercialisation and collaboration services for large multinationals, SME’s, startups, Not For Profit’s, universities, incubators and accelerators, and government agencies.  The company helps clients across all sectors navigate the complexity of turning ideas into profitable products and services.

He heads up a range of initiatives including collaborations with TAFE Qld, International Workplace Group, CSIRO, Life Sciences Queensland, Deloitte and BDO.

Brian also sits on a number of boards, advisory boards and committees including the Engineering, Construction and Resources Innovation Hub, AgriFutures Emerging Industries Panel, and Nexgen Plants which is commercialising new trait development technologies.


Friday, 10 May 2019

University of Newcastle
NeW Space Building
Room X-602, Level 6
Cnr Hunter & Auckland Streets, Newcastle NSW 2300

Friday, 5 April 2019

AusIndustry Sydney
Level 18, Tower 3, Darling Park
201 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Thursday, 11 April 2019

AusIndustry Melbourne
Level 5
111 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

AusIndustry Brisbane
Level 13
100 Creek Street
Brisbane QLD 4000

This is a free event hosted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

This event is designed to benefit small and medium Australian businesses.

If you have any questions about this event or any future events, please contact