Innovation contacts

The Office of Business Engagement & Commercialisation (BEC) provides experienced development support and advice on commercialisation and intellectual property, patent management, new ventures and entrepreneurship, major commercial research partnerships, and new research business opportunities.

We partner with researchers, allied parts of the university and external entities to help create impact through commercial engagement. 

BEC's four key activities:

Business Opportunity Development:

o   Industry, government and community engagement

o   Research project and partnership scoping 

o   Strategic support for proposal development


o   Large-scale partnership development and commercial management

o   Industry collaboration for major research bids, e.g. CRC, ITRP, CRC-P

Commercialisation & IP:

o   Invention disclosures

o   Patent filing and management

o   IP marketing and licensing

New Ventures & Entrepreneurship:

o   New start-up assessment

o   New start-up advice and support

o   Investment advice and support

BEC works alongside, and in collaboration with, ANU Enterprise.

Click through to the Office of Business Engagement and Commercialisation 2022 Activity Report


Contact details
Dr Ed Bertram

Head, Strategic Partnerships

T:+61 2 6125 1328
Dr Kelly Farrell

Head, Business Development


T:+61 2 6125 3260

Hannah Gisz 

Business Development Manager, College of Science

T: + 61 460 956 832, +61 2 6125 1861

Miranda Zvidza 

Business Development Manager, College of Science

T: +61 460 429 005, +61 2 6197 0070

Dr Shannon Das 

Business Development Manager, College of Health and Medicine

T: +61 2 6125 1890

Dr Don McCallum 

Business Development Manager, College of Asia Pacific

T: +61 433 496 778

Dr Riya Palchaudhuri  

Commercial Development Manager

T: +61 405 737 335

Viraj Agnihotri 

Commercial Development Manager, Commercialisation & IP

T: +61 2 6125 2176

Ewa Ziolkowska 

Stakeholder Relationship Manager

T: +61 2 6125 9397

Di Huang

Data Administrator, Commercialisation & IP

T: +61 2 6125 7210

Sugandhika Mehta

Commercialisation Administrator

Zoe Bowman

Strategic Partnerships Manager

T: +61 488 553 393

Ashley Rogge

ANU-ASD Co-Lab Partnership Manager

T: +61 2 6125 5375 
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