Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation

The Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation (BEC) provides experienced development support and advice on commercialisation and intellectual property, patent management, new ventures and entrepreneurship, major commercial research partnerships, and new research business opportunities.

We partner with researchers, allied parts of the university and external entities to help create impact through commercial engagement. 

BEC's four key activities:

·       Business Opportunity Development:

o   Industry, government and community engagement

o   Research project and partnership scoping 

o   Strategic support for proposal development

·       Partnerships:

o   Large-scale partnership development and commercial management

o   Industry collaboration for major research bids, e.g. CRC, ITRP, CRC-P

·       Commercialisation & IP:

o   Invention disclosures

o   Patent filing and management

o   IP marketing and licensing

·       New Ventures & Entrepreneurship:

o   New start-up assessment

o   New start-up advice and support

o   Investment advice and support

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

If you’re interested in working with us and are not sure where to start or who to contact, please refer to the Partner Engagement and Commercialisation SharePoint site.

Click through to the Office of Business Engagement and Commercialisation 2022 Activity Report.

Our teams & contacts

Contact details
Dr Ed Bertram
Head, Strategic Partnerships
Phone +61 2 6125 1328
Dr Kelly Farrell
Head, Business Development

Phone+61 2 6125 3260

Hannah Gisz 

Business Development Manager, College of Science
Phone + 61 460 956 832, +61 2 6125 1861

Miranda Zvidza 

Business Development Manager, College of Science
Phone +61 460 429 005, +61 2 6197 0070

Dr Shannon Das 

Business Development Manager, College of Health and Medicine
Phone +61 2 6125 1890

Dr Don McCallum 

Business Development Manager, College of Asia Pacific
Phone +61 433 496 778

Dr Riya Palchaudhuri  

Commercial Development Manager, College of Health & Medicine
Phone +61 405 737 335

Viraj Agnihotri 

Commercial Development Manager, College of Engineering, Computing, and Cybernetics
Phone +61 2 6125 2176

Ewa Ziolkowska 

Stakeholder Relationship Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 9397

Di Huang

Data Administrator, Commercialisation & IP

Phone +61 2 6125 7210

Sugandhika Mehta

Research Commercialisation

Zoe Bowman

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Phone +61 488 553 393

Ashley Rogge

ANU-ASD Co-Lab Partnership Manager

Phone +61 2 6125 5375 


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