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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 Darren Cundy, Director of Business Development and Technology Transfer

Darren oversees the unit. He brings extensive experience in the commercialisation of research emerging from publically funded research organisations to the University and draws on his previous roles at the CSIRO and his time in the Australian venture capital community, to assist businesses and other research agencies to develop the right types of arrangements (e.g. licences, collaborative research agreements, joint ventures or new companies) to create high value impactful partnerships.

Joeleen Wilson, Administration Officer

Joeleen Wilson 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.