Research Partnerships and Industry Engagement

At La Trobe, we value collaboration and are passionate about industry partnerships that make a difference to business, communities and the environment. We are committed to partnerships that add value and deliver results.

Our mission is to encourage innovation, embrace research excellence and forge alliances with industry and community partners.

The Office of Industry Engagement work with industry partners and researchers to help solve industry problems and transform technologies and discoveries into products and services. We facilitate strategic collaborations through sponsored research, international research collaborations, licensing, patents and commercialisation.

The Office of Industry Engagement is comprised of four teams:

Industry Engagement and Strategic Alliances

The Industry Engagement team is responsible for facilitating strategic research partnerships and industry sponsored research that connect our partners with researchers and students to address industry challenges. The Industry Engagement team provide assistance to develop research proposals, research agreements, research budgets, intellectual property matters, legal issues and non-disclosure agreements. The team has a wide range of expertise in research, legal, financial and contractual matters.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Angleton, Manager Industry Engagement
Email: a.angleton@latrobe.edu.au

Innovation, Commercialisation and Technology Transfer

The Innovation Commercialisation and Technology Transfer team manage intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialisation across La Trobe through licensing deals, patents and start-ups. The team supports researchers and industry partners to bring ideas to market, manage contracts and intellectual property as well assist with joint ventures and spin out opportunities arising from La Trobe research activities. We are committed to helping researchers and entrepreneurs bring their ideas to market and ensure the impact of the research is maximised.

Researchers can learn more here.

For more information, please contact:

Natalia Alvarez, Senior Commercialisation Officer
Email: Natalia.Alvarez@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe Consulting

La Trobe Consulting can help meet your research needs by putting you in contact with expert consultants who will work with you to address business challenges. Our researchers’ skills and expertise are highly sought after by the private and public sectors. Their knowledge and expertise is used to find solutions for our partners through a tailored, fit for purpose approach to research development. La Trobe Consulting specialise is providing research support for short term business needs, interpretation and analysis of data, access to specialist equipment, literature reviews, survey design as well as access to cutting edge technologies.

For information, please read more here or contact:

Alison Angleton, Manager Industry Engagement
Email: a.angleton@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe Accelerator Program

La Trobe is launching a new initiative to support and grow Victoria’s thriving start-up culture. The State Government through its LaunchVic initiative has committed $1 million to help establish the La Trobe Accelerator Program (LTAP) in our campuses in Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton and Albury/Wodonga.

Beginning in 2017, the University will conduct a series of competitive interviews and pitching sessions to select 10 start-up companies each year. LTAP will provide successful teams with the right tools to launch their businesses. Every year budding startups will receive $20,000 in funding, office space, industry experience, mentoring, and networking opportunities.

Stay tuned for updates and further announcements.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Angleton, Manager Industry Engagement
Email: a.angleton@latrobe.edu.au

These teams facilitate partnerships with industry, government and not-for profit organisations to ensure our partners benefit from our world class research capability and expertise.