DCC Quarterly out and about Q4 2013

DCC Quarterly out and about Q4 2013

DCC Quarterly out and about Q4 2013

Brisbane Client Function

DCC’s Brisbane office had the pleasure of hosting their annual client thank you function at Mr & Mrs G Riverbar. It was the perfect night for such an event.

Universities

University of Wollongong (UoW) – Pitch

The UoW Pitch competition is designed to promote involvement in entrepreneurialism and the commercialisation of ideas, inventions and research outcomes at UoW. Gavin Recchia represented DCC on the judging panel.

Swinburne Venture Cup

DCC has a proud history in supporting the Swinburne Venture Cup. In 2013 the entries were once again of a high standard, with the DCC Innovation Prize going to “Reactive Electronics” and their project “Birdsense”. Mark Roberts was on hand to present the award to the winners.

Engineering

Engineer Australia Tasmania Division Awards – Cocktail Party

Ross Clark and Peter Gretton represented DCC at the Awards and Showcase event in Hobart. The awards recognised established engineers and the next generation of professionals.

The annual Engineers Australia Sydney Division Engineering Excellence Awards received a significant number of entries in the Innovations and Inventions category this year. For the second year running, this category was awarded to researchers from the CSIRO, valued clients of DCC.

Life Sciences

This quarter has been a busy time for the DCC Life Sciences team. Below are some of the highlights:

10th Australian International Peptide Conference

  • Michael Caine and Kathryn Morris represented DCC at the 10th Australian International Peptide Conference. Whilst normally held in Australia this year the conference moved to Asia and was held at the Golden Sands Resort in Malaysia.

Drug Delivery Conference (CRS)

  • Paula de Bruyn attended the conference in Sydney. In its seventh year, the conference has become a focal point for scientists from academia, industry and government agencies to meet, network and discuss the latest developments in the Drug Delivery field.

TABBS Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast

  • LSQ hosted the Roundtable Breakfast in Brisbane prior to The Australasian Bioenergy and Bioproducts Symposium (TABBS). Alistair Smith and Kathryn Morris were in attendance as the attendees discussed trends, issues and opportunities for the Queensland bioeconomy.

DCC Seminars

DCC has been busy hosting several educational seminars. In September the BIO ICT seminar on the patentability requirements following Myriad, Prometheus & Alice Corp cases was held in Sydney.

In November we hosted the ‘Drug discovery to early development’ seminar on how to overcome the challenges presented by regulation, attracting investment & obtaining IP protection. Penny Field from Bioregulatory Consulting was the key note speaker with Mark Roberts, Tim Creek and Ian Pascarl presenting on behalf of DCC.

You can watch both of these on the DCC website.