2021 KCA Award for Best Licensing Deal

CSIRO’s technology transfer success recognised in commercialisation industry awards

Commercialisation of Australian science for national benefit has today been recognised with Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, sharing a win with partner NextOre in the best licencing deal category of the Knowledge Commercialisation Awards 2021.

CSIRO Director Commercial, Laurence Street, welcomed the recognition of CSIRO’s collaborative approach to commercialisation in the awards, which recognise the ‘top tier work’ in Australasian technology transfer.

“This award not only recognises our own commercialisation efforts, but more importantly the contribution of industry partners – NextOre, RFC Ambrian and Advisian Digital who have been instrumental in driving the utilisation of the technology,” Mr Street said.

“It’s by linking world-class scientific developments with industry, investors and management teams, that we’re able to take research from the lab to the market, creating real-world economic, environmental and society-wide value.”

NextOre Chief Executive Officer Chris Beal said Australia’s scientific community produces some truly spectacular and sophisticated technologies, technologies that push the limits of their respective industries.

“I’m delighted for NextOre to be recognised amid such a competitive field. I’d also like to acknowledge our industry partners like First Quantum Minerals and CD Processing who have demonstrated their first-class technical capabilities and vision in applying the MR solutions,” Mr Beal said.

Find out more about the Knowledge Commercialisation Awards.