Translation seminars

Next Big Idea Award

PhD students and ECRs: In under four minutes, pitch your Next Big Idea for commercialising research to a panel of industry and academic experts.

$2,200 prizes to be awarded for commercial potential and innovation.

  • Learn about biomedical research commercialisation
  • Fast track your career
  • Network with other entrepreneurs
  • Help patients

More information
Next Big Idea Award Guidelines
Next Big Idea Award Application Form
Next Big Idea Award Advertising Flyer

Information Session
Monday, 10 July, 1.30-3.30pm, Translational Research Facility, Level 2, Seminar Room 3.
This session will be recorded for students and ECRs unable to attend in person.

Preparatory Workshop
Friday, 28 July, 10am, Hudson Institute building, Level 3, Boardroom A&B.
To participate in the workshop, registration is essential.  See the Next Big Idea Award Guidelines.

Pitch Day
Thursday, 17 August, 2-4pm, Translational Research Facility, Level 2, Seminar Rooms 1&2.
Competition and Awards.


Translation seminars

Our researchers are provided with opportunities to develop skills in research translation and commercialisation, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Research Translation seminars are held for researchers, clinicians, staff and students in the Monash Health Translation Precinct.

Topics include:

• Researcher investment ‘pitches’
• Commonwealth Accelerating Commercialisation grants
• Design of impactful clinical trials
• CSIRO SME engagement scheme
• AusBiotech and BioMelbourne Network roles in commercialisation ecosystem
• Intellectual Property capture and management for researchers
• Medical Research Commercialisation Fund
• Collaborating with pharmaceutical companies
• National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Contact us for further information.