Anna Grocholsky

Anna Grocholsky

Director, Commercialisation & Innovation, Macquarie University

Anna is a successful strategist, negotiator and intellectual property specialist. With a materials science background Anna then broadened her skills and qualifications through management, creative problem solving, law and business. Anna is a Harvard Business School Alumni, a registered trade marks attorney and is one of a handful of Australians with the attainment of being a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).
After successfully specialising in product development at A Goninan & Co, Email Limited and James Hardie Industries Ltd., Anna embraced the challenges of Intellectual Property and commercialisation moving into roles at Sydney University in business development and IP management. In 2011 Anna established her own thriving IP and commercialisation business. Clients include individuals, small and medium enterprises and larger companies and institutes.
In the few years Anna has been at Macquarie University there has been a significant increase in innovation disclosures and commercial deals have tripled. Anna has also rolled out the Research Engagement, Impact and Commercialisation Framework, IP Guiding Principles, Startup Checklist and Impact Canvas.