Future-Proofing Your Facility: grants, funding and income

Have you thought about the future of your facility? How secure is your funding? What options do you have to tap into grants?

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12:15 pm - 4:30 pm

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151 Wellington Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168

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What does the future hold for your facility? What is the lifetime of your capabilities and instrumentation? What options can you explore to secure funding?

This workshop will be facilitated by Shaun Davis from the Australian Institute of Management and will focus on:

  • how to understand your researcher/customer base and what they can do for your facility
  • platform lifecycles, avenues for funding and grants
  • how to plan for a longer life span of your facility

Guest speakers include:

  • Prof Ian Smith, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Research Infrastructure, Monash University
  • Prof Leann Tilley, Bio21 Institute & Victorian Microscopy Network
  • Dr Stewart Hay, CEO, Therapeutic Innovations Australia
  • Dr Dwayne Kirk, Managing Director, Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication


  • 12:15 pm: Tours of Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication & lunch
  • 1:00pm: Understanding your customers and creating a toolkit for facilities to make use of funding opportunities
  • 2:40pm: Afternoon tea
  • 3:00pm: Platform lifecycle, funding and grants
  • 3:35pm: Planning for the future, diversifying
  • 4:30pm: Networking, drinks & nibbles
Event category:

VPTN Combined Node