Our team

Dr Viraj Perera

Dr Viraj Perera

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

+61 8 8302 5314

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Dr Thomas Ting

Dr Thomas Ting

DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIALISATION

+61 8 8302 5312

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Sarina Caruso

Sarina Caruso

CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL COUNSEL

+61 8 8302 5313

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Tony Juner Ni

Tony Juner Ni

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (CHINA OFFICE)

+86 159 5000 9158

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Jane Biddell

Jane Biddell

ACCOUNTANT

+61 8 8302 5306

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Cindy Hall

Cindy Hall

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT | OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

+61 8 8302 5300

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Commercialisation managers

Our team of technology transfer experts start by assessing the commercial viability of the research. We then protect the technologies, promote them to potential investors, negotiate contracts and manage the outcome of this.

Dr Ben Atcliffe

Dr Ben Atcliffe

COMMERCIALISATION MANAGER

+61 8 8302 5477

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Dr JC Tan

Dr JC Tan

COMMERCIALISATION MANAGER

+61 8 8302 5201

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Simon Daws

Simon Daws

COMMERCIALISATION MANAGER

+61 8 8302 5316

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Prashanth Rajan

Prashanth Rajan

COMMERCIALISATION MANAGER

+61 8 8302 5317

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Directors

Our board of directors includes eight members comprising three independent non-executive directors, three University of South Australia representatives, as well as the Company Secretary and the Chief Executive Officer of UniSA Ventures.

Mr John Grace AO

Mr John Grace AO

CHAIRMAN
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Prof Marnie Hughes-Warrington

Prof Marnie Hughes-Warrington

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Mr Paul Beard

Mr Paul Beard

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Ms Amanda Heyworth

Ms Amanda Heyworth

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Mr Adrian Smith

Mr Adrian Smith

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Mr Peter Stevens

Mr Peter Stevens

NON EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Dr Viraj Perera

Dr Viraj Perera

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

+61 8 8302 5314

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Bruce Tilbrook

Bruce Tilbrook

COMPANY SECRETARY

+61 8 8302 5312

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UniSA Ventures’ China Office

UniSA Ventures’ China office is in Suzhou Technology Park, near Shanghai. It is the first Australian technology transfer office to take residence in the park.

Our office is the University’s portal to engage with the Chinese market and whose purpose is to engage with Chinese companies, partners and investors on behalf of UniSA and the broader SA and Australian community.

Activities conducted through the office include hosting technology and commercialisation workshops, research and technology business facilitation, promotion of UniSA research and degree programs and engaging with international alumni.

A proven track record in commercialising the outcomes of research

31

spin-out investments

$103.8m

in investment
secured by spin-out companies
(Since 2012)

115

licence deals executed
(Since 2012)

8

investment exits with proceeds returned to UniSA

50-70

invention disclosures a year

$95m

secured in grants & contract R&D by leveraging UniSA IP
(Since 2012)