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PERIscope Commercialisation Award

Partnership Engagement for Research Impact
A unique award for researchers to validate the market potential of their inventions, amplify industry connections and deliver solutions for the world's big challenges.

Congratulations to the 13 teams and their projects that were selected for the 2024 PERIscope Commercialisation Award.

Professor Rachel Codd and Todd Markham from the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. 

Professor Fariba Dehghani and Dr Syamak Farajikhah from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

Professor Ollie Jay and Grant Lynch from the School of Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. 

Associate Professor Agisilaos (Agi) Kourmatzis and Athiya Azeem from the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. 

Associate Professor Girish Lakhwani and Dr Inseong Cho from the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science. 

Professor Alex McBratney and Daniel Irving from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science. 

Professor Lenka Munoz and Dr George Joun from the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. 

Dr Sina Naficy and Dr Aeryne Lee from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. 

Professor Richard Payne  from the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and and Professor Scott Byrne from the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. 

Dr Pierre Qian from Sydney Medical School in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and Edward Yang from the School of Biomedical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering. 

Professor Steven Wise and Timothy Mitchell from the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Professor Paul Witting and Dr Belal Chami from the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Dr Jingjing You and Yuan Fang from the School of Medical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. 

What is the PERIscope Commercialisation Award?

The PERIscope Commercialisation Award is a pilot funding scheme aimed at identifying and accelerating new ventures and licensing opportunities. The award funds researchers to validate the market for their invention through participation in the PERIscope Commercialisation Program. 

Funding of up to $61,500 per team is used to buy out researcher time to participate in the program, reducing conflicting commitments often experienced by research entrepreneurs.

Selected teams will take up residency at the Sydney Knowledge Hub and gain access to industry contacts as part of the program.

From 26 February - 20 May 2024, a Project Principal, or a researcher at Level C or higher, and their nominated Entrepreneur Lead, likely a postdoctoral research fellow, dedicate their time to participate in the PERIscope Commercialisation Program. This will require approximately 10% of the time of the Project Principal, with 100% of the time of the Entrepreneur Lead. Applications are now closed.

2024 Dates Program Component Commitment
26 February - 1 March 2024
(4 days)
Bootcamp 50% Project Principal
100% Entrepreneur Lead 
4 March -
20 May 2024
(12 weeks)
Immersion residency at the Sydney Knowledge Hub 50% Project Principal
100% Entrepreneur Lead 
8 - 12 July 2024 Options round table Two hours for both Project Principal and Entrepreneur Lead