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BHERT Member: Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) is a research-intensive university in Australia's capital city, Canberra, ranked 1st in Australia and Oceania, and 20th in the world by the 2018 QS World University Rankings. ANU’s research priorities reflect the challenges facing the world today: from next generation solar energy solutions to political engagement strategies. ANU was recognized with two BHERT Awards in 2012 for best community engagement and outstanding excellence in collaboration and in 2013 for Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education, relating to the Tuckwell Scholarships.

ANU’s prominent industry partnerships include those with Westpac and leading Pharmaceutical companies. In 2013, ANU also committed to a Space and Spatial Industry Innovation Partnership with EOS Space Systems Pty Ltd at Mt Stromlo. In 2017 the ANU and the University of Melbourne committed to a new Energy Transition Hub which includes more than 60 Australian research and industry partners.


ANU is one of Australia’s leaders in fostering business and social entrepreneurship from its student and research base, through its roles in CBR Innovation Network, Cicada Innovations, Entry 29 and Square One (ANU student co-working space). ANU Connect Ventures manages a $27 million fund on behalf of the ANU- MTAA Super Venture Capital Partnership, which invests in early-stage companies formed from ANU research or by ANU students and staff.

More recently,a collaboration between UK based IP Group and the National Universities Innovation Group (NUIG) syndicate, which includes ANU, is building towards a collaborative commercialisation funding model to support and create high growth companies from universities rich in intellectual property.IP Group has committed to invest at least $200 million over a 10-year period to find and develop spin-out companies from the intellectual property (IP) developed by academics at the nine NUIG universities.

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