Summary of Selected NSRC survey metrics for 2013, 2014 and 2015

Notes:

  • * excludes CSIRO
  • (-) indicates that data is not available
  • All dollar values have been adjusted to 2015 prices
  • In 2014, data on start-up company activity was collected through an administrative process outside of the NSRC instrument, which may have impacted the data.
  • Data on contracts, collaborations and consultancy agreements only started collecting collaborations in 2014.
  • Industry skills training definition vary for the period. In 2013, industry skills training included commercialisation and entrepreneurship training for researchers and research students as part of their professional development. In 2014, it became broader encompassing industry skills training which may include but not limited to entrepreneurship, commercialisation business management, communication and teamwork. The definition of participants in 2014 refers to researchers or research students while in 2015, they refer to research students or academic researchers.
  • Summary figures have been rounded to the nearest whole value.

Number of NSRC Participants

CSIRO
PFRA*
Universities
MRIs
Totals
2013
2014
2015
2013
2014
2015
2013
2014
2015
2013
2014
2015
2013
2014
2015
1 1 1 4 6 6 38 37 38 23 19 21 66 63 66

Table 1a: Resourcing for commercialisation

 

CSIRO

PFRA*

Universities

MRIs

Totals

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

Research commercialisation staff (FTE)(No.) 138 154 144 51 47 48 490 306 333 45 33 46 724 540 571
Research commercialisation staff costs ($'000) 21,591 29,791 21,000 8,059 5,646 6,704 59,176 29,909 30,537 6,382 6,090 5,693 95,208 71,436 63,935

 

Table 1b: Intellectual property activity

 

CSIRO

PFRA*

Universities

MRIs

Totals

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

Invention disclosures (No.) 84 70 72 31 26 22 1,044 957 982 261 150 231 1,420 1,203 1,307

 

Table 1c: Licensing activity

 

CSIRO

PFRA*

Universities

MRIs

Totals

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

Material Transfer Agreements (No.) 138 79 156 27 4 9 427 528 451 346 513 607 938 1,124 1,223
Material Transfer Agreements Income 6,042 469,274 82,823 0 0 0 2,382 18,510 102,986 213,425 8,937 26,000 221,849 496,722 211,809
LOAs excecuted (No.) 130 54 92 32 16 10 431 617 480 38 45 63 631 732 645
LOAs active (No.) 479 300 333 207 129 135 1,611 1,609 2,073 157 198 249 2,454 2,236 2,790
LOAs yielding income (No.) 280 148 145 1 18 14 618 419 613 51 65 70 950 650 842
Adjusted gross LOA income ($'000) 41,786 38,450 81,158 3 5,387 7,732 71,188 57,599 59,521 8,081 28,999 34,504 121,058 130,436 182,915

 

Table 1d: Start-up company activity

 

CSIRO

PFRA*

Universities

MRIs

Totals

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

Value of equity holdings ($'000)  11,364 12,910 22,664 5,367 1,876 1,939 111,789 67,563 88,619 16,546 13,822 15,377 145,066 96,170 128,599
Operational start-up companies which are dependent on licensing/assignment of technologies (No.) 1 6 5 10 9 13 182 86 130 23 19 29 216 120 177
Start-up companies in which institutions have an equity holding (No.) 1 3 3 8 6 6 159 64 103 23 19 27 191 92 139
Start-up companies created (No) 0 2 1 3 0 3 21 5 29 2 3 9 26 10 42

 

Table 1e: Research contracts, consultancy activity and direct sales transactions

 

CSIRO

PFRA*

Universities

MRIs

Totals

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

Contracts, collaborations and consultancy agreements entered into (No.) 1,891 2,057 2,953 74 167 186 10,046 11,966 13,391 217 1,198 1,546 12,228 15,388 18,076
Total gross agreed value ($'000) 350,353 346,896 402,861 37,799 34,695 45,347 1,159,960 1,310,526 1,204,613 38,943 71,600 129,994 1,587,055 1,763,717 1,782,815
Value of direct sales ($'000) 18,702 19,236 19,879 92 933 1,100 15 131 3,420 658 1,240 1,255 19,466 21,540 25,654

 

Table 1f: Skills development and transfer activity

 

CSIRO

PFRA*

Universities

MRIs

Totals

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

2013

2014

2015

Number of Institutions offering industry skills training 1 1 1 2 4 4 29 32 34 12 7 13 44 44 52
Sum of Number of industry skills training participants 38 - 744 44 297 322 4,191 6,289 8,471 352 117 601 4,625 6,703 10,138