Commercialising science for impact
For a scientific idea to be transformed into a beneficial product, it needs to be not only practical but also sustainable. If researchers think about sustainability and inclusion of gender and vulnerable people at the beginning of their research, as well as partnering with a wide variety of stakeholders, they have a better chance of success and achieving positive impact.
At a recent four day training by Aus4Innovation program, researchers from technology application and transfer centers in Vietnam had the opportunity to learn more about this from Australian science commercialization professionals. The training is expected to help Vietnamese researchers turn their work into technologies that deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.