Science to commercialisation – oh the places you'll go!
gemaker Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW 2000.
Natalie is Co-Founder and Managing Director of gemaker, a science and technology commercialisation consultancy which provides expert advice, services and training to research organisations and innovative businesses. Natalie is also Corporate Communications Manager for ASX-listed Alkane Resources, a Director of the Commercialisation Studies Centre (CSC) and sits on the External Advisory boards for UNSW School of Chemistry and the UOW Faculty of Business. Her previous work, as General Manager of Commercialisation at the Smart Services CRC, resulted in two spin-off businesses. As Leader of Business Development and Marketing at ANSTO, she provided strategic advice and managed the commercialisation of the intellectual property portfolio, including incubating new businesses and growing technical consultancy services. In 2017, gemaker won three Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for Innovation, and the NSW Telstra Business Award for Microbusiness and Natalie was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards. In 2018 Natalie launched the AUSinnovates initiative to celebrate Australian technology commercialisation success and bring attention to Australian researchers and innovators who are changing our lives for the better, by creating new industries and jobs, enhancing our health and education and making the world safer.