Founding Partner, FAL Lawyers
Jenni Lightowlers is a founding Partner of Francis Abourizk Lightowlers (FAL). Jenni has probably acted for more Cooperative Research Centres in their establishment, operations, wind up and transition than any other lawyer. She is internationally recognised as a leading lawyer in the life sciences (health, bio-security, bio-technology and medical devices), and works in the cybersecurity, defence exports, general commercial and intellectual property sectors. Jenni is a retired Deputy Chancellor, a Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Deakin University. She is also a director or company secretary on various CRC and other boards.
CRC in a box
Workshop, Thursday 25 May, 1100–1230
More than 200 Cooperative Research Centres have been established since the commencement of the CRC Programme in 1991. CRC in a box is your opportunity to learn from the decades of experience that exists within the CRC Community. Your needs might be as simple as a form to pre-approve publications or as complex as implementation of a comprehensive IP policy. Join FAL Lawyers Jenni Lightowlers and CRC Association CFO Sally Vardy in exploring CRC in a box. Through your Membership of the CRC Association, you can access dozens of templates, discussion papers and guides that reduce the frustrations and cost of setting up, running or winding up a CRC or CRC-Project. Concentrate on delivering high impact research, rather than problems that others have already spent time on.
In this workshop, you will become familiar with the most important issues facing CRC Boards and Management, how to access CRC in a box and be able to identify issues you think should be added to the CRC Association’s library of solutions.