Siobhán Jordan

veski resident in 2015

Director, Interface Scotland

The veski residency with Dr Siobhán Jordan, Director Interface Scotland, was not only timely as Australians debated the innovation agenda, but also it catalysed industry leaders, sectors and Government to really look at ways that business can access academia for the benefit of economic development.

Dr Jordan and her team at Interface have been unlocking the expertise in Universities and Research Institutes for industry for the past decade with clear economic and social dividends for Scotland.

Throughout the residency week Dr Jordan demonstrated how the Interface model has broken down barriers to establish credibility and serve as the front door to all Universities and Research Institutes for SMEs.

She said Interface’s proactive approach had streamlined the matchmaking process and addressed issues including diverse sector engagement, IP agreements, and developing specs to communicate business need clearly to academia.


program of activities

  • Tuesday, 24 November 2015 – RMIT Business Lecture with Dr Jordan
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2015 – veski discussion for technology transfer and knowledge exchange professionals
  • Wednesday, 25 November 2015 – veski conversation with Dr Jordan
  • Monday, 30 November 2015 – veski: new horizons and lessons from 2015 veski resident

The 2015 veski residency was made possible with the support of Monash University.