Commercialisation and Innovation

The Office of Commercialisation and Innovation (OCI) identify, evaluate and commercialise Macquarie University's intellectual property (IP).

OCI provide IP and commercialisation advice and support for students and staff.

Macquarie has an excellent track-record for turning innovative research into tangible solutions that can benefit the community and have a real impact on people’s lives. We can help you take your idea to the next level and make sure that your IP is protected and that you receive the appropriate recognition for your research.

Focusing your research

This Research Impact Canvas will help you crystallise and articulate your research.

Impact Canvas

Take your idea to the next level

If you're working on an innovative idea, technology or method, we can help you turn it into something with tangible value and real community impact.

Whatever stage you're at, we can provide you with personalised advice and support, and connect you with potential industry partners. Talk to us early and we can establish a sound IP and commercialisation strategy ensuring intellectual property is protected through the process.

It's easier than you think

Disclosure form Complete our two-page innovation disclosure form
Coffee meeting 

We'll arrange a coffee meeting to discuss:

  • the stage of your project and your future plans
  • potential market value and/or community benefit
  • potential partners and competitors
  • ways you can protect your intellectual property.

Benefits and rewards

The commercialisation of our innovative research brings great rewards. In applying our research to solutions that benefit the community, our reputation as a research-intensive university is enhanced, leading to increased research funding and opportunities for collaboration.

Innovators receive a generous 50 per cent net share in commercialisation revenue, in accordance with the University's Intellectual Property Policy

Our Experts

Anna Grocholsky, Director Commercialisation and Innovation

Anna is a successful strategist, negotiator and intellectual property specialist.  With a materials science background Anna then broadened her skills and qualifications through management, creative problem solving and law.  Anna is a registered trade marks attorney and is one of a handful of Australians with the attainment of a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP) through the global Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals.

After successfully specialising in product development at A Gonian & Co, Email Limited and James Hardie Industries Ltd., Anna embraced the challenges of Intellectual Property and commercialisation moving into roles at Sydney University in business development and IP management.  In 2011 Anna established her own thriving IP and commercialisation business.  Clients include individuals, small and medium enterprises and larger companies and institutes.  In the two years Anna has been at Macquarie there has been an increase in innovation disclosures and commercial deals have doubled  Anna has also rolled out the Research Engagement, Impact and Commercialisation Framework, IP Guiding Principles and Startup Checklist.

Anna welcomes the opportunity to promote innovations generated within the Macquarie University research community and to foster commercialisation partnerships by engaging with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Phone: +61 2 9850 4599  

Sarah Dacombe, Personal Assistant & Office Co-ordinator

Phone: +61 2 9850 4576  

Gorjana Mitic, Commercialisation and Innovation Manager (Life Sciences)

Phone: +61 2 9850 4542  

Bel Coppock, Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager

Bel has a diverse background in events, regional marketing, customer service and patent management. Bel is responsible for keeping the Office of Commercialisation and Innovation organised.  She also liaises with Macquarie University's existing pool of inventors and administers royalty payments.

If you have any questions about the commercialisation process at Macquarie University, please talk to Bel.

Phone: +61 (2) 9850 4598  

Gabi Teli, Administration Officer

Phone: +61 2 9850 4489  
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