ARC Nanotechnology Network

Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop

for Early Career Researchers

The Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN)will be holding a Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop for Early Career Researchers at the Future Industries Institute at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus

12-13th July, 2017


The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for early career researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students working on nanotechnology research to interact with industry leader and learn about how to commercialise Nanotechnology. Industry leaders will share experiences in commercialising technologies.

Invited Speakers

Dr Anita Hill, Executive Director, Future Industries, CSIRO

Dr Matthew Lay, FB Rice

Ms Nehal Jain, Microsoft Innovations Centre

Ms Rebecca O'Dell, Business South Australia

Dr Stephen Rodda, UniSA Ventures Pty Ltd

Ms Jo Schneider, DVE Business Solutions

Prof Benjamin Thierry, University of South Australia


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline      30th April , 2017                                

Notification of Abstract Acceptance    31st May, 2-17         

Registration Deadline         30th June, 2017                            


Abstract Template

Workshop  Registration

Attendance is open to all staff, postgraduate, and undergraduate students at Australian research institutions, centres, and organisations (Universities, CSIRO, DSTO, ANSTO, industry, etc.). Preference will be given to ECRs, postgraduate students, and ANN members.

There will be no registration fee for attendance at the workshop, however all participants are asked to register for catering purposes. In the event you register and are unable to attend, we ask that you cancel your registration to give others an opportunity to attend.

All registrants will receive a workshop pack with the main program and all abstracts in electronic format and have access to all sessions, morning/afternoon teas, lunches, and BBQ on Tuesday night.

Workshop  Program

Travel Support

Travel support will be provided to postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers selected to present at the workshop. This is expected to be in the range from $200-$500 depending on the distance required to travel from home institution to Gold Coast  Presenters can apply for travel support by utilising the registration form.

Future Industries Institute Map Link

Useful resources on How to get there


Quest Mawson Lakes


Mawson lakes hotel (

Wireless Internet

All workshop  participants will have access to wireless internet at the venue. Login procedures will be provided in the conference pack. Alternatively, participants could also utilise ‘eduroam’ ( ) validated by their home institution login details. It is recommended that users setup ‘eduroam’ at their home institution first for ease of access.


Workshop Chairs and Contacts for Scientific Matters

Prof Peter Majewski -  Research Professor at the Future Industries Institute , University of South Australia ,

Ms Gayathri Rajeev - University of South Australia

Workshop Secretariat

Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop for Early Career Researchers  (C/- Liz Micallef)
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering (Bldg. 60)
The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
Tel.: (02) 6125 5952; Fax: (02) 6125 3915