Steve Gower is Director – Research Collaborations and Partnerships at RMIT University and is responsible for liaison with key stakeholders including state and federal governments, industry, universities, CRCs and research organisations both domestically and internationally.
Steve is also responsible for the establishment of international research laboratories, research contracts, IP and commercialisation, and has served on many boards and committees.
As Director – Research Collaborations and Partnerships at RMIT University, Steve is responsible for liaison with key stakeholders including state and federal governments, industry, universities, CRCs and research organisations. Intellectual Property management and commercialisation as well as research contracts fall with the Director remit.
Steve has previously held positions of Head of External Relations for the Australian Synchrotron and senior advisor to the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. External Relations is a broad portfolio and Steve was responsible for key stakeholder relations, marketing, media and communications, access by scientists, education, visits, fund raising and business development.
Prior to the Australian Synchrotron, Steve was employed by ANU to establish the technology transfer apparatus for ANU intellectual property. Performing the role of interim Chief Operations Officer for ANU Connect, Steve actively developed ANU Connect capabilities, fostering links and building relationships with the ACT innovation community and the venture capital sector. Prior to joining ANU, Steve was the Informatics Faculty Research Committee Chairman and member of the University Research Council at the University of Wollongong. He ran the surface analysis research laboratories for BHP Research and has been a Board Director for Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium, Wollongong UniCentre and many CRC related companies.
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