Video: Going Global 2015 - commercialisation of research

Commercialisation of research: the cultural challenge


June 2014


Sophia Chan-Combrink, Head of Education and Society, British Council, Hong Kong, SAR

Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen, UK

Kirsten Freeman, Deputy Director, British Council, Australia

Professor Álvaro Penteado Crosta, Vice-Rector, UNICAMP, Brazil

Professor Seung Ryul Jeong, Vice-President - Office of International Affairs, Kookmin University, South Korea

Dr David Secher, Founder, Praxis; Patron and Member - International Committee, PraxisUnico, UK 

Dr Alfred Tan Keng Tiong, Head of Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR


This session looked at the increasing value of research as a commodity for countries. The role and culture of research is called into question in the UK, South Korea, Hong Kong and Brazil focusing on the commercialisation of research.

Many of the themes initially emerged at the East Asia British Council Global Education Dialogue in Australia. In ‘Going Global’ these are being brought for discussion to a wider international audience.

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