Sydney Knowledge Hub is launching a mentor program for researchers who are considering the real-world impact that their research may have, and who have no or very little experience with commercialisation.
Through this pilot program, researchers will be matched with external mentors who are there to provide support, guidance, and connections for those who may be thinking about market opportunities for the first time.
Applications are now closed. If you are interested in participating in the next cohort, please complete the short expression of interest.
Who is this for?
This program is for researchers who are interested in seeing their research applied in real-world, but have little or no experience with commercialisation.
Participants must be a researcher (staff or higher degree researcher) at the University of Sydney at the start and for the duration of the program.
The purpose of this program is to give researchers who are new to commercialisation a safe, friendly, thoughtful partner with experience in supporting entrepreneurs.
The program aims to help researchers:
The program provides an opportunity for mentees and mentors to develop a trusting relationship by meeting regularly and discussing matters relating to career development. Enhance collaboration and communication throughout the Portfolio and cross-University, enabling staff to connect with others outside their direct team.
Our pool of external mentors are wonderful supporters of research commercialisation, and are there to encourage and support you, help you brainstorm, and connect you to others that may be able to help.
They consist of alumni, venture capital friends of Sydney Knowledge Hub, and other experienced professionals. We will match mentees with mentors that have experience in their particular area.
Mentor Sessions (for mentors and mentees)
Workshops (for mentees only)
To learn more about the commitment and the format of the program, see our Program Guidelines.
If you have any questions on the program or would like to be a mentor, please contact:
Director, Sydney Knowledge Hub