About the Industry – Academia Collaboration Panel Session

The main goal of industry engagement is developing and commercialising the ideas of university researchers though partnerships with practitioners and entrepreneurs in the private sector. Differences between academia and industry, such as motives and culture, can be significant barriers to success.

This panel will provide a better understanding of these barriers, and will discuss how to collaborate more seamlessly, from idea to production. The session will kick-off with a short discussion facilitated by the panel chair, then open up to questions from the audience.


  • Professor Shazia Sadiq, UQ


  • Dr Cristina Cifuentes, Oracle
  • Professor Jim Hogan, QUT
  • Mr Nimrod Klayman, UQ Idea Hub
  • Associate Professor Richi Nayak, QUT
  • Professor Ian Hayes, UQ