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.

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
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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 materials scientist and trademarks attorney.  In industry, after successfully specialising in product development at A Goninan & Co, Email Limited, and James Hardie Industries Ltd. she embraced the challenges of Intellectual Property and commercialisation.  Anna  previously worked 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 such as Sunbeam Corporation Limited, North East Region Water Corporation, and the University of Western Sydney.

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   
Email: anna.grocholsky@mq.edu.au

Bel Coppock, Administration Manager

Bel has a diverse background in events, regional marketing, customer service and patent management. Bel is responsible for keeping the Office of Commercialisation 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 
Email: belinda.coppock@mq.edu.au

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