Research Conversazione

Student prizes: Excellence in Innovation at the Research Conversazione

The University of Sydney, through the Research Portfolio, offers prizes for undergraduate and postgraduate students (or teams of students) to present their research work at the Research Conversazione 2013.

The judging panel is looking for excellence in communicating new concepts, inventions or scientific discoveries with considerable commercial potential and global impact. The Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships team can also provide advice and support to the winners about IP and commercialisation.


There are two prizes available:

  • Commercialisation prize is $1,000 – for the best commercialisation project
  • Communication prize is $500 – for the best communicator, still having a significant commercialisation project

One of the winners will also be selected to present at the opening ceremony for the RC2013.

How to apply

Part One - Submit your completed application form by 9:00am Monday 14 October 2013 to the Research Portfolio, Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships team. Signed scanned applications must be emailed to with the subject line “RC2013 [last name], [first name]”.

Download the Application Form (doc, 64k)

Part Two – Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Wed 15th October. If selected, you will prepare three slides and a three-minute pitch for the judges on 23rd October at ATP Innovations. The judges will pick the winners for the two prizes.

Good luck!

The judging panel will include representatives from industry, IP professionals, technology transfer and business incubation.