Newcastle Innovation supports the commercialisation of health and medical breakthroughs and discoveries made possible by the cutting edge health and biotechnology research through the Faculties of Health and Medicine and Science and Information Technology at the University of Newcastle, the Hunter Medical Research Institute and Calvary Mater Newcastle.
Our consulting and contracted research services turn bright ideas into technologies that contribute to a happier and healthier society through health and medical research commercialisation.
Newcastle Innovation supports health and medical research commercialisation across a broad range of areas including:
Newcastle Innovation's successful track record in technology transfer and commercialisation is made possible through its strategic relationship with the University of Newcastle.
Health and medical research at the University is characterised by multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches supported by medical and laboratory facilities of the highest standard. Newcastle Innovation takes discovery from the laboratory to the market, making the necessary connections to support the commercialisation of therapies targeting a range of medical conditions and chronic illnesses.
Independent evaluations emphasise the quality and impact of the University's research outputs. In the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) the University achieved the highest rating of 5 (well above world standard) in the fields of oncology and carcingenesis, cardiovascular medicine and haemotology, and immunology and a rating of 4 (above world average) in the fields of biochemistry and cell biology, pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences, and cognitive sciences.
In the 2011 QS Rating of international universities, the University of Newcastle was rated among the top 150 universities world-wide in the fields of life sciences and medicine and nineth among Australian universities.
The University of Newcastle has world-class laboratories and facilities across its campuses in addition to the new, state-of-the-art HMRI Building at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, Australia.
The facility allows for the co-location of biomedical and clinical researchers in close proximity to the region's largest teaching hospital, facilitating the effective translation of research into improved health outcomes.
Calvary Mater Newcastle is a world class leader in oncology, toxicology, psychiatry and palliative care research, ranging in scope from basic laboratory to large scale implementation studies. Over 80 per cent of all cancer research in the Hunter is conducted at Calvary Mater Newcastle which is currently the main centre for cancer clinical trials in the Hunter region.
Inventions which come from academics and professional staff are deemed to be the property of the employer, in this case The University of Newcastle.
Newcastle Innovation's role is to assess the commercial potential of inventions. If Newcastle Innovation believes the disclosed invention will be beneficial to the University, a patent protection will be applied for. Newcastle Innovation will then assist with the search for a commercial partner.
We invite you to explore the exciting new technologies and research capabilities featured in this new site.
We’re always looking for new business partners, so if your business requires the development of health related technology, is experiencing a technology challenge or has a bright idea we would be pleased to talk with you.
In addition to our health and medical research activities, Newcastle Innovation also promotes expertise in the areas of minerals processing technology, minerals research, control systems technology, clean energy research, mineral carbonation, renewable energy commercialisation and science and information technology.