2014 consultations, Government initiatives and previous recommendations

2014 consultations

A discussion paper, submissions and roundtable consultation sessions regarding a proposed IP Toolkit took place in 2014.

Discussion paper

An IP Toolkit discussion paper |  was released on 24 March 2014, calling for submissions to the issues raised in the paper. Submissions closed on 30 May 2014.

Discussion paper submissions

  1. Sylvia Rodger – Autism CRC |
  2. Patrick Mooney - Capital Angels |
  3. NH&MRC |
  4. FutureLab |
  5. Law Institute of Victoria |
  6. IP Pragmatics | | Attachment A
  7. KCA |
  8. CSIRO |
  9. Confidential
  10. Confidential
  11. ANSTO | PDF

The IP Toolkit project team met with researchers, technology transfer officers, industry representatives and other interested participants in a series of roundtables held around the country. Feedback from these roundtables informed development of the IP Toolkit.

  • 23 June 2014 – Sydney
  • 24 June 2014 – Canberra
  • 25 June 2014 – Wollongong
  • 30 June 2014 – Melbourne
  • 2 July 2014 – Brisbane
  • 3 July 2014 – Adelaide
  • 4 July 2014 - Perth

Government initiatives

The Government’s Boosting the commercial returns from research discussion paper stated that to support better access to research an IP Toolkit will be released which will provide guidance to simplify discussions relating to IP between researchers and industry.

Previous Recommendations

Both the Chief Scientist and the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) identified a number of barriers to collaboration between Australia's publicly funded research organisations and the private sector. Among recommendations for improving collaboration between the two sectors was the development of practical resources to assist with IP management in research collaborations.