National Survey of Research Commercialisation

The National Survey of Research Commercialisation (NSRC) is a survey of research commercialisation inputs, activity and outputs for Australian publicly funded research organisations (PFROs) (Universities, Publicly Funded Research Agencies and a range of Medical Research Institutes). It typically surveys approximately 70 institutions and is undertaken on a biennial basis.

The key metrics addressed through the survey are:

  • Numbers of research commercialisation staff employed and associated costs
  • Levels of patenting activity (filings, grants and holdings)
  • Volume and value of licensing, optioning and/or the assigning of intellectual property
  • Numbers of start-up companies launched and continuing, and the value of associated equity holdings
  • Volume and value of contract research and consultancy activity
  • Research commercialisation training inputs and outputs (starting with the third iteration).

The sixth NSRC report covering the years 2010 and 2011 is now available (released December 2012). For the first time, a chapter on intellectual property activity has been included to develop a greater understanding of Australian PFROs commercialisation activity.  Previous reports are also available below.

National Survey of Research Commercialisation 2010-2011 (published December 2012)

National Survey of Research Commercialisation 2008-2009 (published May 2011)

Authored by:
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

 

National Survey of Research Commercialisation 2005-2007 (published July 2009)

Authored by:
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

National Survey of Research Commercialisation 2003-2004 (published August 2007)

Authored by:
Department of Education, Science and Training

National Survey of Research Commercialisation 2001-2002 (published October 2004)

Authored by:
Department of Education, Science and Training

National Survey of Research Commercialisation 2000 (published September 2002)

Authored by:
Australian Research Council
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
and
National Health and Medical Research Council

For further information about the NSRC, or to obtain accessible version of a previous report, contact Gordana Josipovic by email.

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