Seminar: Defence industry innovation and commercialisation

A seminar on innovation and commercialisation performance in the Australian defence industry will be held on 27 November 2009 at Swinburne University of Technology’s Hawthorn Campus.

The seminar is one of several being held by the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) as an initiative of its Education Program.

It will be presented by DMTC Research Fellow Mr Gregor Ferguson at 4pm in room EN715 in the Engineering building.

Mr Ferguson is conducting research for his PhD Thesis on ‘Factors affecting innovation and commercialisation performance in the Australian defence industry’.

For 10 years he was editor of Australian Defence Magazine (ADM), Australia’s leading monthly defence and industry title, directing and expanding its coverage of defence industry policy, acquisition and innovation. In 2004, he enrolled at the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) to undertake a PhD in Science & Technology Commercialisation, with a specific focus on defence-related innovation and commercialisation.

Mr Ferguson is DMTC’s first Fellow under the newly established DMTC Research Fellowship Program.

Posted by DMTC on November 18th, 2009