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Engaging with Industry - Victoria - Shared screen with speaker view
Sarah Crowe (she/her)
21:30
Good morning everyone, I am also joining you from Ngunnawal country - I encourage you all to state what country you are on in the chat :)
Jo Newton
23:00
Morning all, I am joining from the lands of the Wurundjeri people
Samantha Davis
23:58
Morning all! I am also joining from the lads of the Wurundjeri people.
Martin Elhay
24:23
Coming to you from Bunurong country.
Jennifer Henry
25:06
Proudly on Wurundjeri land (aka Princes Hill)!
Melissa Wingard
25:47
Morning, I am also on Wurundjeri land.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
33:09
Good morning folks. Great to be online with you all. I completely agree that all researchers have entrepreneurial mindset - embrace this and leverage it for success in a dynamic and diverse interdisciplinary environment!
Paul Wood
34:02
let him know his slides are not changing
Kelvin Yip
34:04
Slide did not move on my screen. Is that only me?
Samantha Davis
34:23
Same
Michael Larcombe
34:23
same here, still on title slide
Xiuqin Xiong
34:25
Slide did not move on my screen
Boris Sepulveda
34:26
Me too
Kallyanashis Paul
34:33
same
Deniz
34:38
Same
Sid Verma
43:12
Just to add to your comments Maggie, being “Entrepreneurial“ gets confused with “starting a business”. To me, its a mindset and a way of approaching things.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
46:14
Thanks for agreeing Sid! You are right - this is a confusion that comes in. Entrepreneurs are seen as 'founders' of startups. To me it's a mindset, an appetite for risk and an innate adaptability.
Sid Verma
47:42
The depth of skills developed in “academia” is something that Industry is hungry for. IMNIS definitely offers a channel to help formulate that realignment of thinking.
Stella Yuan
47:56
Thank you so much Andrew. That’s fantastic. I want to ask how do you think academic experience can contribute to your industry journey? Thank you.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
48:12
Anyone doing research is taking risk, needs an adaptable mindset and needs to think 'out of the box'. There are few professions today where risk doesn't play a significant role in your success.
Pamela Ameglio
50:53
Hi Maggie, I agree - having an appetite for risk, i.e acknowledging that there is opportunity within it and being able to managet the risks to create value, are part of having an entrepreneurial mindset.
Sid Verma
50:55
Question to the Panel: Academia & Industry move at VERY different speeds. For people switching across, how do they speed-up/slow down to become efficient and add value quickly.
Paul Wood
53:36
I think one of the challenges in moving from academy to industry is the priorities change you are now spending other peoples money to try and create products that people want .its no longer just about the technology, the pressure is ranked up and the timelines are tight.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
55:38
Totally agree Pamela. Paul you are spot on - this is something a number of our IMNIS alumni have mentioned, but also have said they go in 'eyes open' thanks to their year of mentoring. A win!
Pamela Ameglio
55:57
Q for panel- many innovation precincts/technology hubs have started up over the last 5 years- how are they contributing and have we seen the benefits of these play out?
Sid Verma
56:11
Yes, Paul… my view is that the perceived of value-gap skills the individual brings from Academia > Industry often creates frustration.
Sarah Crowe (she/her)
56:27
Please share your key learnings from today on social media, use the hashtags #EngagingWithIndustry and #IMNIS2021 and don’t forget to tag us @_IMNIS
Sid Verma
57:14
The other point is appetite for risk… measuring/assessing/taking...
Marguerite Evans-Galea
57:31
The resilience 'toolkit' that develops to manage pressure and time management in academia (especially during Covid) can easily be translated across to industry and beyond.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
59:25
Excellent question Pamela. I'm keen to know if the research/innovation hubs have boosted outputs and outcomes as well.
Sid Verma
59:58
The DEEP THINKING skills developed in Academia as gold! Translating that to Industry uncovers so many more business opportunities.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:00:15
Rav makes an excellent point, "learning on the fly" is critical.
Brooke Cotton
01:00:17
For Deakin students we have a wonderful internship program called Career Pathway Placements and work closely with APR Intern. If you are interested please email us at phdxtra@deakin.edu.au.
Sid Verma
01:00:30
Agree Rav - volunteering offers plenty of Learning how to ride a bike with training wheels.
Sid Verma
01:01:05
We have benefited a lot in our non-profit in offering volunteer opportunities for Academia > Industry
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:01:41
PhDs are greatly valued in industry for what they can value-add with strengths in strategy and innovation.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:02:51
Thanks Brooke! IMNIS will also be introducing internships for IMNIS alumni. #WatchThisSpace
Sid Verma
01:03:17
Theranos (extensively over-used example) is a classic example of when speed and get-to-market quickly failed miserably. Would have been good to take it slow in that one.
Paul Wood
01:05:06
Theranos is about fraud nothing to do with speed it is what happens when the people in charge are not held accountable.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:05:15
Beautifully said Melissa. Everyone needs to respect and value - and try to understand - each other's drivers and expertise. Critical for positive collaboration and innovation! Researchers need to do the same between disciplines.
Kallyanashis Paul
01:05:50
is there anyways to bridge government funding bodies can focus on commercial patents a bit more than publishing high impact journals..
Penny Whiley
01:06:29
Hi. Can you please suggest areas/skill sets where academics who transition to industry generally lack?
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:08:01
Hi Kallyan - you nail it - the metrics are an issue for translation and innovation - and also for fostering diversity in our research workforce. Our measures of success in academic research are starting to shift - and will continue to do so. Impact matters too. We can translate to knowledge, practice, product and policy - all research types need to be valued and make for a vibrant ecosystem!
Scott Cummins
01:08:12
Watch this space for upcoming professional development in commercialisation, innovation and IP
Rav
01:10:19
Hi Penny - just to add to Andrew and answer your question, there’s a few key skill gaps from what I’ve seen when transitioning from academia to industry:
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:10:44
I encourage all of our mentees to engage broadly - network, get on social media, mentor an undergrad, engage with school students. The skills and confidence you develop through these activities will stand you in good stead your entire career.
Duy Nguyen
01:12:12
Question to panel: There is some fields such as mine as in Physical Oceanography - an environmental research regarding climate change, and I see many opportunities in universities, institutions or governments, but rarely in industry. Of course I want to contribute to the slow moving of the knowledge discovery journey of academia, however, I do also want to have feelings of seeing and touching an end product of commercialization as in industry. Is there any comment or advice on someone in that position?
Deepak Surendhra Mallya
01:15:23
Thank you so much Rav
Penny Whiley
01:15:25
That was fantastic. Thank you!
Pamela Ameglio
01:15:47
Thank you Rav - great advice to mentees.
Paul Wood
01:15:52
Duy, sustainability is one of the fastest growing areas for companies. everyone needs to understand their environmental foot print and how to minimise it.
Rav
01:16:15
Thank you so much for having me IMNIS and fantastic to hear from the rest of the panelists! Happy to get in touch with any of you on LinkedIn: Rav Fernando :)
Gurpreet Kaur
01:16:29
Thank you so much Rav for valuable insights.
Bella Newton
01:16:41
Great discussion, thanks all
srijan shrestha
01:16:52
Thanks everyone. Great talk..😀😀😀
Kallyanashis Paul
01:16:54
Big Thanks to IMNIS for a very engaging session...really enjoyed
Samantha Davis (She/Her)
01:17:37
Thanks team! Great discussion 😀
Paul Wood
01:18:45
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Gurpreet Kaur
01:19:11
Thanks Andrew, Melissa, Anthony and Newton for helping researchers to build a roadmap. Valauble discussion!!
Karolinne
01:19:22
Great discussion! thanks
Kerry Rigby
01:19:43
Excellent session, thank you.
Marguerite Evans-Galea
01:20:04
Thanks everyone! Great to connect, even virtually. Ciao for now!
Anup
01:20:07
Great Discussion, Thanks All!
Matthew Challis
01:20:10
Thanks everybody! excellent session
Sid Verma
01:20:19
Thanks everyone. Great conversation !
Danielle
01:21:19
Thank you for this really insightful discussion.
Pamela Ameglio
01:21:21
Thank you everyone!
Joshua Marks (he/him)
01:21:37
Thank you all