Glasshouse Workshops: Connecting women scientists with business to grow Northern Territory development

A supportive environment guiding Territory women to cultivate and market their ideas, products and services; growing business capabilities across Northern Australia.

The Department of Trade Business and Innovation sponsors the Glasshouse Workshop and Network which will enable women entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers to test and build the business case for their ideas, products and services, and research to create value for the marketplace and science.

An opportunity for women in business to meet women scientists with research skills and expertise in chemistry, science, big data, social sciences, vocational education and training, trades, engineering, health, evaluation and environment.

niThe 4 hour workshops will enable a science-business network working lunch to:

  • evaluate and develop potential research ideas with business partners
  • partner to explore routes to market and access resources

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Glasshouse Workshop

Pre-workshop preparation for participating women scientists

Women scientists attending will be asked to prepare a 2 minute pitch that explains the ‘why, what and how’ elements of their research services and impact. 

9.30am - 11.00am

Introduction Session for the Scientists and Business Women 

This session will enable women scientists to meet each other, talk about what it means to be a science entrepreneur and engage in collaborative pitch practice. Business women will get a chance to meet with each other to think about what science offers them and to see what programs are available to support collaboration from both the Department of Trade, Business & Innovation in the NT and from the Australian Government. 

11.00am – 12.30pm

Working lunch* - Science exposure for business development in the NT

In this ‘science-business’ speed date session, representatives from a range of business groups will be introduced to scientists and hear about the ‘why, what and how’ aspects of research service delivery that will be on offer. Participating business leaders will be asked to evaluate these pitches in terms of their potential to help build new products, services and business opportunities for the Territory.

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Patch for a Pitch

Workshop participants will get the chance to follow up on conversations and hear about next steps of this exciting program.

* Whilst all due care is taken in providing for all dietary requirements, if you have severe allergies or aversions please consider bringing your own food.

For program enquiries please contact:

Professor Isabelle Skinner

Research Member
Northern Institute

N.B. Registration for the Darwin workshop has now closed.
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