May 28, 2020
Dr. Noel Chambers is the CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation in Australia. Dr. Chambers has worked in the medical research field for more than 30 years. He started as a researcher at the University of Sydney, where he commercialized his diabetes research before moving into industry, where he's held senior positions in research and business development.
He has also taken the role of CEO at listed and unlisted biotechnology companies. For ten years, he's been applying philanthropy to assist research translation.
Every foundation has the ultimate purpose of delivering benefits to communities, but they all do it differently. In the case of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), they support hospitals and research institutions' studies that may lead to new products, drugs, devices, diagnostics, vaccines, and others. They're also helping hospitals and institutions to connect their discoveries with their potential next step partners.
But what does research translation entail and who are the next step partners? And more importantly, what questions do you need to have answers to in order to attract the support of NFMRI in order to translate your medical research to get next-level partners?
In this episode of the Philanthropy212 as Penny Cowden talks to Dr. Noel Chambers of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) about the NFMRI mission of connecting institutions with the right next step partner for them, what next step partners are meant to do, and more. Stay tuned.