1<br />Commercializing Research@The University of Melbourne<br />Thas A Nirmalathas<br />
Outline<br />Changing landscape<br />Role of MERIT<br />Internal structure for multi-disciplinary research<br />Overview o...
MERIT Model<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />3<br />CBE<br />CEE<br />CSSE<br />EEE<br />GEO<br />MEC...
Funding
Partnerships</li></ul>Sustainable <br />Systems and<br />Energy<br />Opportunities<br />Impact<br />Structured <br />Matte...
Publications
Knowledge trans</li></ul>Departments with strong discipline base<br />
Major Research Focus<br />
Commercilization support is normally through Melbourne Ventures<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />5<br />
Melbourne Ventures is one of the University’s commercialisation support activities which are coordinated via VP (Commercia...
The quick summary of Melbourne Ventures<br />Mission<br />To build commercial value on the foundations of Intellectual Pro...
Recent spinout – Manjrasoft<br />Cloud computing technology, called Aneka, is used to setup enterprise Clouds and run appl...
Research Engagement in Centres<br />Participates in &gt;140 Research Centres<br />Core Participant in 12 National Cooperat...
School has a number of research centres with their individual commercialization models<br />One such example is NICTA <br ...
NICTA Commercialization  <br />Projects are often “use-inspired”<br />Entrepreneur-in-residence program<br />They start by...
NICTA Investment Model<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />12<br />
13<br />“Optical Network Monitoring”<br />Rollout of reconfigurable optical networks<br />Dynamic, high speed, transparent...
14<br />Asynchronous clock<br />Dt<br />Dt<br />Dt<br />from monitor port<br />ADC 1<br />Asynchronous Delay-Tap Sampling<...
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  1. 1. 1<br />Commercializing Research@The University of Melbourne<br />Thas A Nirmalathas<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br />Changing landscape<br />Role of MERIT<br />Internal structure for multi-disciplinary research<br />Overview of Research Performance<br />How well are our staff performing<br />University Research Agenda<br />how well aligned is the School with the University and broader research agendas <br />New Initiatives <br />2<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />
  3. 3. MERIT Model<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />3<br />CBE<br />CEE<br />CSSE<br />EEE<br />GEO<br />MECH<br />Biomedical<br />Engineering<br /><ul><li>Inspiration
  4. 4. Funding
  5. 5. Partnerships</li></ul>Sustainable <br />Systems and<br />Energy<br />Opportunities<br />Impact<br />Structured <br />Matter<br />Information and <br />Communication<br />Systems<br /><ul><li>Society benefits
  6. 6. Publications
  7. 7. Knowledge trans</li></ul>Departments with strong discipline base<br />
  8. 8. Major Research Focus<br />
  9. 9. Commercilization support is normally through Melbourne Ventures<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />5<br />
  10. 10. Melbourne Ventures is one of the University’s commercialisation support activities which are coordinated via VP (Commercialisation)<br />Research <br />Management<br />Commercialisation<br />Research……………………………………………………Teaching<br />Technology <br />& IP Rights<br />Courseware & Curriculum Materials<br />Research <br />Services<br />Consulting & Advisory Services<br />Customised Award & Non-Award Courses<br />Customised award and non award postgraduate courses<br />Curriculum licensing<br />Multimedia & specialised software licensing<br />Copyright management<br />Research contract management<br />IP policy and procedures<br />Connecting organisations to University of Melbourne experts<br />Client responsive contractual and project services<br />Patent & trademark management<br />Technology licensing<br />Start-up creation & investment <br />Programs division<br />Melbourne Ventures<br />Melbourne Curriculum Licensing Services<br />Melbourne Research Office<br />Consultancy division<br />(Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs)<br />VP (Commercialisation)<br />
  11. 11. The quick summary of Melbourne Ventures<br />Mission<br />To build commercial value on the foundations of Intellectual Property developed at <br />The University of Melbourne<br />Core functions<br />● Technology assessment ● Technology licensing <br />●Patent & Trademark management ● Creation of start-up companies <br />●Industrial partnerships ● Attraction of investment capital<br />Outcomes<br />Licence deals<br />Start-up companies<br />Commercially driven research partnerships(typically revolving around licences & start-ups)<br />Established 2004<br />
  12. 12. Recent spinout – Manjrasoft<br />Cloud computing technology, called Aneka, is used to setup enterprise Clouds and run applications both in academia and industry. In addition, our software runs on public Clouds such as Amazon EC2.<br />Manjrasoft&apos;score technology enables enterprises to improve performance and scalability within existing, Windows-based software application and development frameworks by distributing application processing within .NET enterprise environment<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />8<br />
  13. 13. Research Engagement in Centres<br />Participates in &gt;140 Research Centres<br />Core Participant in 12 National Cooperative Research Centres<br />14 Affiliated Medical Research Institutes<br />18 Federation Fellows<br />Research Income (2007): A$309m<br />Indicative research income by Faculty<br />
  14. 14. School has a number of research centres with their individual commercialization models<br />One such example is NICTA <br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />10<br />
  15. 15. NICTA Commercialization <br />Projects are often “use-inspired”<br />Entrepreneur-in-residence program<br />They start by having a couple of projects under focus, take the researchers through Heilmeier’s questions and market opportunity assessment exercises<br />Early discussions with “end-users”<br />Progressively more engagement and redirection of research project towards getting them ready for commercialization<br />Proof-of-concept grants to demonstrate technology <br />Market Validation Grants<br />Spin-out or licensing<br />11<br />Doreen Thomas/ThasNirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />
  16. 16. NICTA Investment Model<br />Doreen Thomas/Thas Nirmalathas/Marija Maher<br />12<br />
  17. 17. 13<br />“Optical Network Monitoring”<br />Rollout of reconfigurable optical networks<br />Dynamic, high speed, transparent networks<br />Sensitive to a range of impairments, very limited options for getting information<br />Network operators essentially “flying blind”<br />can’t monitor new generation flexible & dynamic networks<br />Can’t efficiently diagnose faults<br />Can’t predict problems when provisioning<br />Operators want diagnosis and prediction systems<br />Low cost monitors distributed around the network (OSNR and MIM)<br />Link and lightpath configuring tools<br />Automation of network management<br />Network Management and Control<br />Router <br />Fibers<br />Optical Signal Monitors<br />Multi channel WDM <br />Optical Cross-Connect<br />Routing information and control<br />Signal Diagnostics<br />
  18. 18. 14<br />Asynchronous clock<br />Dt<br />Dt<br />Dt<br />from monitor port<br />ADC 1<br />Asynchronous Delay-Tap Sampling<br />y3<br />y2<br />x1<br />x3<br />y<br />y1<br />x2<br />ADC 2<br />t<br />x<br />Replace clock recovery with physical delay (t)<br />Sample pairs using external clock & plot<br />“Phase portrait”, (Asynchronous Eye)<br />101 & 010 transitions<br />Time<br />
  19. 19. 15<br />Asynchronous Delay-Tap Sampling<br />Dt<br />Dt<br />y2<br />y2<br />y<br />x2<br />x2<br />x<br />3-bit sequences geometrically separated<br />110 transitions<br />010 & 101 transitions<br />Time<br />
  20. 20. 16<br />Impairment Signatures (simulation)<br />Clean<br />ASE Noise<br />Dispersion<br />PMD<br />Crosstalk<br />All<br />Eye<br />Clean signal<br />OSNR 35 dB<br />ASE Noise<br />OSNR 25 dB<br />1st order PMD<br />40 ps, =45°<br />In-Band<br />Xtalk<br />-25 dB<br />Dispersion<br />800 ps/nm<br />Delay=<br />T<br />T/2<br />T/4<br />
  21. 21. 17<br />Pattern recognition <br /><ul><li>Change in mindset
  22. 22. intuition can be wrong, signatures do exist
  23. 23. Use pattern recognition techniques
  24. 24. Similar to those used for hand writing recognition</li></ul>A B C D E F G<br /><ul><li>Additional challenges
  25. 25. letters overlap
  26. 26. want to know the size
  27. 27. letters interact</li></li></ul><li>Effort and Timeline<br />18<br />Commercialisation<br />Research<br />Dec 2007<br />Spinout<br />Dec 2009<br />(R&D support)<br />Dec 2004<br />Research phase<br />

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