- Do you find translation for you, your staff or colleagues challenging?
- Finding it hard to acquire funding and grants?
- Does it feel like hard to work trying to connect with Industry?
- Wonder if your work has translational relevance?
- Sick of the lottery that is ARC and NHRMC discovery and project grants?
ARC Grant success rates are now approaching 20%. NHMRC success rates are even lower, and getting close to 10%. Conversely ARC Linkage grant and NHRMC Project Grant success rates are closer to 40% (and rising).
In our experience the biggest barrier to a successful Linkage or Partnership grant is not a good project – its good partners. A major barrier to getting good partners is fear – fear of having ideas on display that others might take apart. Fear that the work does not have industry relevance. Being fearful is no longer an option. Research cannot be sustained with lotto like chances of funding. Research can and should involve accessing industry partners who are looking for you.
LinkedIn is a powerful tool to be able to access industry funding.
There are people out there who want to work with you.
You just need to make it easy.
LinkedIn and the need to manage your online personal brand are creating lots of questions in universities and industry. The challenge is knowing what to do with it and what to say to people.
Many see an opportunity for LinkedIn but are not sure how to maximise it. They have seen people try and fail with other social media such as twitter and facebook and now worry about LinkedIn. However, there are massive opportunities – particularly with the National Innovation and Science Agenda – to work with industry for mutual benefit, not to mention increasing funding imperatives to find industry partners.
Maximise the opportunities for funding and collaboration and make translation easy.
Make a difference and have your research make the impact on the world.
LinkedIn is a powerful tool for researchers to access industry opportunities as these decision-makers are not necessarily on Researchgate. With over 420 million professionals on LinkedIn and growing each day, it’s hard to ignore. In this free webinar, Dr Richard Huysmans and Jane Anderson will show you how to use LinkedIn to:
- Explore the key tools to connect with Industry and create collaborations and other opportunities
- Uncover the 3 secrets that create opportunities for Researchers
- Identify how to speak the language that Industry speak on LinkedIn
- Ensure your research team has a consistent message and brand for external-facing collaboration opportunities
- Complement face-to-face and telephone collaboration activities
- Showcase your knowledge to become a trusted advisor in industry
- Increase traction in meetings making decisions happen quicker
Webinar Wednesday 22nd June 2016
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Dr Richard Huysmans specialises in delivering high quality Business Analytics and Management Consulting in the research, university and government sectors. He is driven by the challenge of helping organisations achieve their full potential. He has been making the impossible possible for clients in research, health and education for more than seven years. His clients appreciate his cut-through approach. He knows the sector and how to turn ideas into reality.
Jane Anderson has worked with more than 13,000 people on their personal brand and LinkedIn with various large and small organisations to build their presence online.
Her clients include Deakin University, University of Queensland, Griffith University, Virgin, Sunsuper and the Australian Medical Association.
Jane Anderson is the author of 3 books including “CONNECT: Leverage your Profile for Business Growth and Lead Generation in less than 7 minutes per day”. She is also a mentor on Thought Leaders Business School, working with experts in their field.
The ‘LinkedIn MasterClass on Research Translation’ facilitated by Jane Anderson and Dr Richard Huysmans from RAVEN was superb. Highly recommend this to all Australian researchers looking to reach out to the world. Great job Jane and Richard.
Professor Matthew Perugini, La Trobe University
LinkedIn has meant we now have higher quality content, less sharing of others and more of our original work. We’re getting more comments and more replies to our enquiries. We also have more gravitas by having our LinkedIn profiles professionally written. The first impressions are now on LinkedIn. We’re finding the middle ground easier and it’s helping to set clearer expectations.
Amee Morgans, RDNS