Industry expert and research collaboration consultant
Gary White has a PhD in engineering and a business administration diploma from Monash University, and bachelor degrees in engineering and science from the University of Melbourne. Gary is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Gary has more than 34 years experience actively driving research and industry projects across a wide range of disciplines, and now provides consulting services to innovation-driven companies anywhere in the world.
Gary has played a key part in establishing 3 successful Australian Cooperative Research Centres under the AutoCRC and Excellerate Australia names, helping to raise >$240 million in cash R&D funding over the past 11 years and collaborating with more than one hundred Australian and international companies in that time. During that time Gary acted as AutoCRC’s and Excellerate Australia’s Research Director, responsible for delivery of the entire portfolio of ‘industry-led’ automotive research, education and commercialisation programs.
Prior to CRCs, Gary reached the level of Chief Scientist & Manager of Government Programs at General Motors’ Australian division (Holden) during his time there from 2001-2006, tasked with identifying and engaging with the most innovative Australian companies and researchers. Previously, he held a number of management roles in Holden, Kenworth Trucks and Scalzo Automotive Research. Gary is based in the ‘world’s most liveable city’ – Melbourne, Australia.
Let’s get started – Establishing outstanding research partnerships – Focusing researcher competence to industry projects during the project formation phase
Workshop, Wednesday 16 May, 1330–1500
Industry needs experts to support their R&D and commercial plans – experts in specific science, in tune with industry’s needs.
For an area of science, a CRC should aim for the best suited researcher to work on the problem, matching the needs and intent of the industry partners.
- How can a research program manager assess the competence of researchers in specific areas of science?
- How can the RPM measure the industry partners’ level of competence?
- How can the RPM fit the researcher to needs of the industry partner?
- How can the RPM be confident in project allocation decisions and load balancing decisions
- How can we help the RPM make partnership recommendations with justification
An effective tool – Map technology streams to research and industry, and assess both for competence across the ‘Stages’ of a ‘Technology Development Process’
- The Technology and Capability Mapping Process explained, with examples.
- New participants
- Third parties
Questions and discussion