Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation

The Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation (BEC) is a single team, formed from the previous Technology Transfer Office and Strategic Projects & Partnerships teams of Innovation ANU.

BEC provides experienced development support and advice on commercialisation and intellectual property, patent management, new ventures and entrepreneurship, and major commercial research projects. We partner with researchers, allied parts of the university and external entities to help create impact through commercial engagement. 

BEC's key activities:

  • Commercialisation & IP:
    • Invention disclosures
    • Patent filing & management
    • IP marketing & licensing

For enquiries related to these activities, contact Karen Jackson - Interim Lead, Commercialisation & IP.

  • New Ventures & Entrepreneurship:
    • New start-up assessment
    • New start-up advice & support
    • Investment advice & support

For enquiries related to these activities, contact Dr Elaine Stead - Lead, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship.

  • Major Research Partnerships & Initiatives:
    • Large-scale industry research collaborations & partnerships
    • Industry collaboration for major research bids, e.g. CRC, ITRP, CRC-P

For enquiries related to these activities, contact Dr Robin Fieldhouse - Lead, Major Research Partnerships & Initiatives

BEC works alongside, and in collaboration with, ANU Enterprise.

If you're interested in working with BEC and are not sure who to get in touch with, email innovation@anu.edu.au and we'll direct your enquiry to the most appropriate team member.

Our teams & contacts

People

Name
Contact details
Dr Keats Nelms 
Lead, Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation
Phone +61 2 6125 2524
Jo Bryant 
Office Manager / IP Administrator
Phone +61 2 6125 3260
Dr Lauren DuFall 
Commercial Development Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 0102
Dr Robin Fieldhouse 
Lead, Major Research Partnerships & Initiatives
Phone +61 2 6125 1326
Dr Lindsay Hogan 
Commercial Development Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 1492
Karen Jackson 
Interim Lead, Commercialisation & IP
Phone +61 2 6125 1889
Michelle Jasper 
Commercial Development Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 1153
Jill McMullen 
Data Administrator
Phone +61 2 6125 6446
Jan Shaddock 
Strategic Relationships Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 6709
Vicki Stanley 
Marketing & Entrepreneurship Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 6446
Dr Elaine Stead 
Lead, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship
Phone TBC
Ewa Ziolkowska 
Commercial Development Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 9397