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 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 
Director, Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation
Phone +61 2 6125 2524
Sarah Adams 
Business Development Manager, College of Science
Phone +61 459 341 281, +61 2 6125 0892
Viraj Agnihotri 
Commercial Development Manager, Commercialisation & IP
Phone +61 2 6125 2176
Dr Jordan (Muath) Amayreh 
Commercial Development Manager, Partnerships
Phone +61 406 735 242
Dr Kiara Bechta-Metti 
Associate Director, Commercialisation & IP
Phone +61 407 234 248
Dr Ed Bertram 
Associate Director, Partnerships
Phone +61 6125 1328
Jo Bryant 
Operations Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 3260
Dr Joshua Chu-Tan 
Business Development Manager, College of Health & Medicine
Phone +61 410 296 145 , +61 2 6125 6446
Dr Julieanne Dougherty 
Business Development Manager, College of Science
Phone +61 437 879 748, +61 2 6125 1088
Sean Downes 
Business Development Manager, College of Engineering & Computer Science
Phone +61 422 474 434, +61 2 6125 7793
Joanne Gash 
Admin & Business Support
Phone +61 2 6125 1888
Hannah Gisz 
Business Development Manager, College of Science
Phone + 61 460 956 832, +61 2 6125 1861
Dr Lindsay Hogan 
Commercial Development Manager, Commercialisation & IP
Phone +61 2 6125 1492
John Holmes 
Business Development Manager, College of Asia & the Pacific
Phone +61 435 460 482
Karen Jackson 
Associate Director, Business Development
Phone +61 450 798 494
Georgia Kendall 
Commercial Development Manager, Partnerships
Phone +61 2 6125 1889
Irene Lemon 
Business Development Manager, College of Arts & Social Sciences
Phone +61 458 968 561
Dr Lakshika Perera 
Data Administrator
Phone +61 2 6125 0096
Jan Shaddock 
Strategic Relationship Manager, ASD-ANU Co-Lab
Phone +61 2 6125 6709
Dr Elaine Stead 
Associate Director, New Ventures & Entrepreneurship
Sarah Vande Velde 
Business Development Manager, College of Business & Economics
Phone +61 415 142 057
Georgia Zadow 
Business Development Manager, College of Law
Phone +61 2 6125 0102
Ewa Ziolkowska 
Stakeholder Relationship Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 9397
Miranda Zvidza 
Business Development Manager, College of Science
Phone +61 460 429 005, +61 2 6197 0070
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