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Our vision is to be an enterprising and innovative institution that contributes locally, engaged regionally, and recognised globally for the quality of its research and teaching.

The University’s Business Development and Technology Transfer office is a key point for industry, businesses and government to discuss or develop research partnerships be they; collaborative, contract research, embedding our researchers in your business or fee-for-service consultancies.

The University’s Business Development and Technology Transfer office supports this vision by:

  1. Promoting and facilitating the translation of research outcomes into benefits for the University’s stakeholders, and
  2. Identifying, building and fostering relationships with targeted partners to allow UTAS to maximise the impacts of its research.

The University of Tasmania recognises that impact from its research can manifest in multiple ways - environmental, societal and economic improvements.


Dr Philip Young, Technology Transfer Manager

Philip engages with researchers and schools across the University to identify IP with commercial potential. He has experience in handling a wide variety of technology transfer matters, from initial disclosures, through to the strategic management of large patent portfolios and negotiation of IP agreements. Phil has a background in organic chemistry, international post-doctoral experience and broad knowledge of intellectual property from his time at IP Australia (Australian Patent Office).

Joeleen Wilson, Administration Officer

Joeleen is the Administration Officer for the Business Development & Tech Transfer Office.  She has over 15 years of experience as an administrator, much of that spent at top-tier International law firms within the Intellectual Property sector.  She has experience in all aspects of dealing with IP including prosecution, litigation and licensing.