The Biotechnology Commercialisation (Biotech) program is run annually within the UWA Master of Biotechnology. It offers a free "spin-in" opportunity for anyone with viable biotech commercialisation project to participate as an "industry poject owner". You will work with a team of M Biotech students to develop or enhance your commercialisation strategy. Industry projects can be drawn from almost any biotech field e.g. medical technology, food and skin care, agribusiness, information technology. Projects will need to be sufficiently developed so that there is an identifiable project or prototype, and some evidence of early market testing or at least feedback from market analysis.
""Thanks for the great unit. I have learnt a lot. I highly recommend this to continue as a core unit for the Master of Biotech. This will diversify our background and it offers different job opportunities in our field."
Master of Biotechnology student, 2015
"I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you for all your help and support throughout my learning process. I do feel excited about enrolling this course and joining the project of 'What the Doctor Said'. All great learning opportunities are really appreciated.."
Master of Biotechnology student, 2018
The Biotech program consists of an initial interview to assess your project, then five full-days of workshops spread over three months. Usually from August to October. Course content includes:
Assessement of the business model and innovation strategy.
Market assessment and new product development processes.
Assessing the resource-base and financial need.
Assessing IP rights, isolating mechanisms and strategic partnering.
Developing the commercialisation plan.
Cost: There is no cost to the industry project owner other than their time.