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For UNSW Staff

Researchers. Turning passion to possibility.


We help researchers and staff transform research discoveries into successful innovations to benefit our communities and society. We can help you by: identifying and connecting you to partners to fund your research; negotiating contracts to fund your research activities; protecting your ideas and innovations; preparing confidentiality agreements; drafting patents, copyright and trademark applications; and connecting you to the right people in business, industry and government to make this happen.


Got a great idea?

Knowledge Exchange makes it easy for you to tell us your new ideas.

Log your idea at our secure web portal. Your idea or invention will be kept confidential.

It is as easy as answering a few simple questions to get the process started and we will contact you for a meeting.

Find out more about the Inventor Portal

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.

UNSW Knowledge Exchange assists researchers and staff members achieve commercial success.

We facilitate partnerships between UNSW researchers, students and the business community to get your ideas and inventions into use.

With a team of technically trained business managers with experience in commercial negotiations, legal matters and marketing technologies you can be assured of the best possible team at your service.

Working with the best

Knowledge Exchange works with some of the world’s most successful companies and your research could help their business!

Our global connections and business partners include companies like Dow Chemicals, Onesteel, BHP Billiton, Bausch + Lomb, LG Electronics and Carl Zeiss Microimaging –
just to name a few.

Protect your idea 

Protecting your idea or invention starts by completing an Invention Disclosure Form. You’ll need to use your staff  zID number to access the form.

We have the staff, resources and networks to help develop the potential of your research, inventions and ideas without compromising confidentiality.

You may also wish to discuss UNSW's Intellectual Property Policy,  (UNSW IP Policy) with us and how it affects you and your rights.

Patenting and Licencing 

We encourage UNSW researchers to submit an invention disclosure form before you publish or make public disclosures. By discussing your work with us in its development stages, we can provide advice on the patenting your invention and we can help identify potential opportunities for you.

For further information contact Warwick by email

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