Lab Notes
041 - CRITICAL MASS - Dr. Tim Boyle

041 - CRITICAL MASS - Dr. Tim Boyle

September 27, 2022

CRITICAL MASS

Creating a strong innovation ecosystem requires the open sharing of ideas between academia, industry, entrepreneurs and investors, and Tim Boyle was among the first to get that chain reaction underway. 

Originally trained in biochemistry, Tim pivoted away from the academic career path after an isolating research fellowship at the University College London but soon found his place in the world of commercial research at the nearby Thompson Scientific. Upon his return to Australia in 2009, Tim joined UNSW and helped the institution embrace a liberal IP management process that propelled the institution to a position of national leadership in industry research. Building off this expertise, Tim has since become a leading figure in the national policy debate for research translation and he serves on the boards of Knowledge Commercialisation Australia as well as the international Association of Technology Transfer Professionals. 

Tim Boyle is currently the Director of Innovation and Commercialisation at ANSTO, where he is helping to shape a new science and innovation precinct in South-West Sydney.

GUEST : Dr. Tm Boyle
https://www.linkedin.com/in/timpboyle

ANSTO
https://www.ansto.gov.au/work-with-us/innovation-precinct

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - TAFE and Bad Leavers

THE BRIEF - TAFE and Bad Leavers

July 6, 2022

THE BRIEF - TAFE and Bad Leavers
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Marc explains the local vocational education system while Leo unpacks the bad leaver clause in shareholder agreements. 


Listen in as we discuss these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

040 - CARING FOR PEOPLE - Prof. Patricia Davidson

040 - CARING FOR PEOPLE - Prof. Patricia Davidson

June 29, 2022

CARING FOR PEOPLE

Prof. Patricia Davidson didn't plan her path to the top, but the skills and experiences that she obtained along the way are now proving invaluable for the newly minted VC.

First trained as a nurse in the 1980's, Patricia's learned the importance of patience, empathy and communication at the bedside. But a love of learning ultimately drew her away from the hospital and towards an academic career, working across a slew of Australian universities including Newcastle, Curtin, Western Sydney and UTS. Throughout this period Patricia developed an outstanding research track record in cardiac health, chronic condition management and patient-centric care. It was this reputation that ultimately saw her elected as the Dean of Nursing for Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (USA) where she was destined to help this storied institution confront one of the most dramatic and transformative public health challenges in living memory.

Patricia returned home to Australia in 2021 to take on a new challenge as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wollongong.

We hope you will enjoy this incredible perspective on personal growth and compassionate leadership. 

 

GUEST : Prof. Patricia Davidson
https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-davidson-a6023414

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG : 
https://www.uow.edu.au/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Vesting and the Ombudsmen

THE BRIEF - Vesting and the Ombudsmen

June 22, 2022

THE BRIEF - Vesting and the Ombudsmen
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains why startup employees have to be patient for their company shares, while Marc takes us deep into the halls of university bureaucracy to understand student complaint management. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Casualisation and Down Rounds

THE BRIEF - Casualisation and Down Rounds

June 8, 2022

THE BRIEF - Casualisation and Down Rounds
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Marc explains how casual workers became a central element of the university workforce, while Leo explains the challenge challenge startup founders face when navigating a falling valuation for their business. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

039 - BEYOND STANDARD - Prof. Alan Duffy

039 - BEYOND STANDARD - Prof. Alan Duffy

June 1, 2022

BEYOND STANDARD

It's not often you will find scientists ghost-hunting at the bottom of a gold mine, but it would be a mistake to assume Prof. Alan Duffy is going to conform to the standard model anytime soon. 

Equal parts astrophysicist, science communicator and entrepreneur, Prof. Alan Duffy has spent much of his career searching for Dark Matter, the mysterious, invisible substance that might just be holding our universe together. He is currently is the Director of the Space Technology and Industry Institute at Swinburne, a Node Leader in $35M ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics, and also the cofounder and CEO of mDetect, a spin-off company helping us peer inside some of the largest structures here on Earth. 

And if Alan looks familiar that's probably because he is also one of Australia's most prolific and successful science-communicators, regularly appearing on TV, radio and print media to explain the inexplicable. 

Plug in for a truely extraordinary episode. 

GUEST : Prof. Alan Duffy
https://www.alanrduffy.com/

SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY INSTITUTE :
https://www.swinburne.edu.au/research/institutes/space-technology-industry/

m-DETECT : 
https://mdetect.com.au/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

 

THE BRIEF - Sabbaticals and Sweat Equity

THE BRIEF - Sabbaticals and Sweat Equity

May 23, 2022

THE BRIEF - Sabbaticals and Sweat Equity
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Marc and Leo attempt to explain how the connection between salary and work isn't always straight forward in the world of science and innovation. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

038 - PROGRESS BY POLICY - Minister Alister Henskens

038 - PROGRESS BY POLICY - Minister Alister Henskens

May 11, 2022

PROGRESS BY POLICY

Government support is a cornerstone of Australian innovation, but navigating the wide array of grants, programs and policies that shape national innovation can be a daunting prospect for aspiring scientists and entrepreneurs. Today, we are pleased to be joined by a man who not only knows this landscape, but is helping to shape it.

Originally from Newcastle, Alister Henskens spent two decades practicing law before his entry into NSW parliament as the member for Kur-ring-gai in 2015. He has since ascended to cabinet and is currently serving as both the Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, as well as the Minister for Skills and Training, portfolios that place him at the centre of research translation policy in the state.  

So join us for a glimpse behind the curtain of NSW government, and hear how this emerging leader is shaping innovation policy for current and future generations. 

GUEST : Minister Alister Henskens MP
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alister-henskens-sc-mp-36843344/

NSW INNOVATION AND RESEARCH
https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/innovation-and-research

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

THE BRIEF - Options and Makerspaces

THE BRIEF - Options and Makerspaces

May 4, 2022

THE BRIEF - Options and Maker Spaces
The Brief is a quick-fire show where we break down two concepts from science and business.

On today’s episode Leo explains the value of an employee share option, and Marc takes us for a lightning tour of a University Makerspace. 

Listen in as we discuss and connect these two concepts within 10 minutes!

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOSTS :
Dr. Leo Stevens
www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

Prof. Marc in het Panhuis
www.linkedin.com/in/marcinhetpanhuis/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

037 - THE LIGHT TOUCH - Dr. Heba Khamis

037 - THE LIGHT TOUCH - Dr. Heba Khamis

April 27, 2022

THE LIGHT TOUCH

For many decades robots have outclassed humans in terms of strength and precision, yet their rudimentary ability to sense and understand the world around them has limited their widespread adoption. But thanks to the work of engineers like Dr. Heba Khamis, the robots are catching up fast.

Only three years ago, Dr. Khamis was a lecturer and post-doctoral researcher working at the intersection of sensing, software and robotics. But when she and her colleagues attended a CSIRO accelerator course, it helped them realise the commercial potential of one of the sensors they had been developing, and set them on a path to venture beyond the walls of academia.

Heba is now the co-founder and CEO of Contactile - a startup whose a revolutionary sensor design promises to change the way robots feel their environment, opening up applications in sensitive handling tasks from fruit picking to underwater manipulation.

Listen in for the very latest from this fast-moving startup. 

GUEST : Dr. Heba Khamis
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebakhamis/

CONTACTILE
https://contactile.com/

EON LABS : 
https://www.eonlabs.org/

HOST :
Dr. Leo Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leostevensinc/

MUSIC :
Purple Planet Music
https://www.purple-planet.com
Mixed by Dr. Nat Harris 

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