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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 a range of sectors - from biotechnology, agriculture, biodiversity, information management, 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 brings 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)
    University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 1990

    Bachelor Science & Law
    Australian National University (ANU)

Achievements and Awards

  • 2019-2019

    Land & Water Excellence in Support Award (BD&C team award)

  • 2018-2018

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

  • 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

  • 2007-2007

    Partnership Excellence
    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”

Other highlights

  • 2020-2020

    Session coordinator - Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Implementing Traditional Knowledge and Biocultural Labels - the practicalities - 15th Research Data Alliance Plenary Meeting

  • 2019-2019

    Co-Speaker - (with Emma Woodward) - "Role of digital infrastructures in respecting and reflecting Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Cultural & Intellectual Property". AIATSIS Australian National Indigenous Research Conference. 1-3 July 2019, Brisbane

  • 2019-2019

    Invited speaker - Maori Data Futures: Intellectual Property. 20-21 March 2019. Te Aurere, Kaitaia. Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI)

  • 2018-2018

    Speaker - "Indigenous knowledge and digital platforms". People, Policy, Place Seminar Series, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University (

  • 2017-2018

    ON Program - team participant (Feraliser, BioCollect, OurPlace, Conservation Connect) as well as facilitator and mentor

  • 2014 -2017

    Codesign and co-leadership of the Atlas of Living Australia Indigenous Ecological Knowledge (IEK) work program -

  • 2011-2011

    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

  • 2011-2013

    Executive Manager - The Global Research Alliance

  • 2009-2009

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

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

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