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Engaging with our researchers has never been easier.

Our dedicated team is committed to making the process as quick and easy as possible and has a proven record of creating short and long-term mutually beneficial relationships with government and industry. We source, develop and nurture many research partnerships with both public and private sector groups to progress strong research outcomes. If you are interested in working with our scientists please contact the Strategic Partnerships Manager as we can:

  • Work with your organisation at Faculty level to identify funds which you can leverage; or
  • Connect you with our commercial development company, Adelaide Research and Innovation (ARI) to facilitate contract research and commercialisation; or
  • Link you with the most appropriate researcher to further discuss your needs. 

If you would like to find out more about how to partner with the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide, please contact Jim Deed, Research Business Development Manager.


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Professor Andy Lowe
Andy is the Deputy Dean - Partnerships and Collaboration for the Faculty as well as Chair of Plant Conservation Biology. He leads a number of national and regional research programs, including Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) for which he is Associate Science Director. Andy has significant experience commercialising research, and is Chief Scientific Officer of Double Helix Tracking Technologies, a Bioknowledge start-up headquartered in Singapore that uses DNA tools to eliminate illegally logged timber from global supply chains.

In his capacity as Deputy Dean - Partnerships and Collaboration Andy will work to identify and bring together expertise from across the Faculty to develop major pitches for funding from a broad range of organisations.

Jim Deed
Jim is the Manager, Research Business Development in the Faculty of Sciences. After several years' experience in the research and grant management field, Jim commenced with the Faculty in 2013 to hone and implement the Faculty's strategic research objectives. Jim works closely with the Executive Dean, Heads of School and Deputy Deans to strategically manage and assist Faculty research business initiatives, including opportunity development, research career guidance and infrastructure management.

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