Ms Stephanie von Gavel

Business Development Manager - CSIRO Land & Water

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Stephanie von Gavel has over 25 years experience in technology transfer, business development and strategy development in the life sciences area, with a specific focus on biotechnology, agriculture, biodiversity and information management, together with a broader perspective and experience in the field of international research for development and inclusive innovation in an Indigenous context. Stephanie has strong interpersonal, strategic, project management and conceptual (design) abilities which can be applied to the development and implementation of strategic plans, commercial arrangements and relationships in a collaborative and international context. She can bring to an organisation a broad skill set as well as invaluable experience on both sides of the commercialisation fence, having led projects on behalf of both technology providers and technology acquirers. Her background provides an important perspective and appreciation of the motivations and objectives of each partner in a successful commercial or research collaboration/alliance.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1989

    Bachelor Science (Hons)

  • 1990

    Bachelor Science & Law

Achievements and Awards

  • 2017-2017

    Global Outlook Award (part of ALA team)
    CSIRO Digital National Facilities & Collections

  • 2017 -2017

    Indigenous Engagement Award (part of ALA team)
    CSIRO Digital National Facilities & Collections

  • 2017-2017

    CSIRO Medal for Impact from Science (as part of ALA team)

  • 2007-2007

    Partnership Excellence
    CSIRO Divisional Award

Other highlights

  • 2007

    CSIRO Divisional Award (group) for Partnership Excellence (October 2007) – “Developing the vision, engaging stakeholders, building momentum to a successful NCRIS-Atlas of Living Australia bid and then translating it into reality”

  • 2009

    Organisation of national conference for the international professional association – Licensing Executives Society – Canberra, April 2009 “Creating and Driving Impact”

  • 2011-2013

    Executive Manager - The Global Research Alliance

  • 2011

    Coordination and co-presentation/facilitation of a 2 day workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam (December 2011) on “IP Management, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation” in collaboration with the World Bank

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-present

    Australian Citizen Science Association - Vice Chair

  • 2003-2013

    Licensing Executives Society - Regional Chair ACT

  • 2007-2013

    Board Member/Vice President - CraftACT Craft & Design Centre