Researchers at the Kolling Institute are increasingly forging partnerships with industry partners, with the collaborative efforts accelerating improvements in patient care.
One team which has particularly benefitted from a strong relationship with industry partners is the diverse group from the Murray Maxwell Biomechanics Laboratory.
Director, Associate Professor Liz Clarke is encouraging others to follow suit, convinced that collaborations with business bring vast opportunities and benefits for researchers.
“Our partnerships with Allegra Orthopaedics and Bone Ligament Tendon have delivered more than $3 million in funding, on top of crucial employment, education and training opportunities for a large collection of researchers,” she said.
“Industry ties offer a chance to develop intellectual property for products, while also raising the profile of teams and their expertise. This can lift your reputation not just nationally but internationally as well.
“Our business partnerships have delivered a wealth of support to our team and it all stemmed from a small industry-led research project several years ago.