Season 1- Episode 5
Connect and Innovate with UOW
In Episode 5 of Wollongong Let’s Get Salty, Zahra Shahbazian explains why the University of Wollongong (UOW) is like an ecosystem, shining a light on global innovation and research and translating this into opportunities to work with regional businesses to find commercial solutions.
In her role as Senior Business Initiatives Manager, she is a connector between the university and business, and large business and their supply chains. Fostering advanced manufacturing and the circular economy principles, to make our region more sustainable, aware, and connected to each other.
A lot of focus from either the New South Wales Government or Federal Government is on ‘translational research’, which means finding the pathways for the research to be accessible to our industry partners, so we can make an impact. Zahra Shahbazian, Senior Business Initiatives Manager, UOW.
Advantage SME, UOW
iAccelerate, UOW Innovation Campus
Illawarra Renewable Energy Zone (REZ), NSW Government, EnergyCo NSW
Rapid Applied Research Translation Initiative, Australian Government, Department of Health and Aged Care
Imagery thanks to Zahra Shahbazian, Blend ESQ and Pixabay (Peter H).
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