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Australian IP Toolkit to drive collaboration

10 September 2015

The new Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration released today will help drive greater collaboration between researchers and business which is critical to Australia’s future growth and competitiveness.

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Science, Karen Andrews said linking research with industry will allow for better translation of ideas into real goods and services, technologies and life improvements.

“By providing guidance on how to develop partnerships and manage intellectual property, the government is equipping researchers and businesses with the practical tools that they need to collaborate,” Mrs Andrews said.

“The Australian IP Toolkit for Collaboration is another example of the Australian Government delivering on the Boosting Commercial Returns from Research strategy which is designed to strengthen Australia’s economy.

“Jointly developed by my department and IP Australia, the Toolkit will be particularly useful for small to medium enterprises and researchers. It will save them time and money and increase the effectiveness of collaboration.”

The Australian IP Toolkit has tools for use in collaboration and, importantly, it has transparent model contracts that can be used as a neutral starting point for research collaboration. It provides key information, such as tips and case studies, in a user-friendly format.

Extensive consultation with stakeholders throughout development of the IP Toolkit has ensured that it meets the needs of Australian businesses and researchers,” Mrs Andrews said.

The IP Toolkit will be continually evaluated and updated in line with user feedback, to ensure it remains current.

The IP Toolkit is available online at www.business.gov.au/IPToolkit.

Media contact: Mrs Andrews' office 02 6277 4360