Real Pathways from Lab to Market

On 15 May, Prof Veena will speak at an event about successfully commercialising scientific research.

She will join a breakfast panel discussion in Sydney, hosted by the Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE), about the journey from lab to market in relation to a number of technologies developed by the UNSW SMaRT Centre, including the commercialisation of SMaRT's various MICROfactorieTM technologies.

SMaRT Director Prof Veena is the Lead of the Recycling stream of the TRaCE prorgram, a $280 million collaboration between the University of New South Wales, the University of Newcastle, industry partners and the Australian Government to support Australia’s transition to net zero by 2050.

Event website and registration

Event hosts say:

Hear directly from some of UNSW’s leading researchers & alumni who have successfully taken their work from Lab-to-Market. 

This panel discussion will provide examples of how it has been done well, different approaches, most importantly and bust some of the myths around industry, academia and entrepreneurs working hand-in-hand. 

Fun, sustainable and delicious catering will be on offer - think edible coffee cups served by our barista paired with environmentally friendly morning tea.


9:00 AM

Arrival & Networking

9:30 AM

Panel Discussion


  • Moderator: Gabriella Nunes, Research & Commercialisation Director, Trailblazer for Recycling & Clean Energy
  • ARC Laureate Professor and Director of UNSW SMART Centre, Veena Sahajwalla
  • Professor Shawn Kook, UNSW & Co-Founder DeCarice.

10:00 AM


10:15 AM

Wrap Up & Networking

10:30 AM

Event Concludes.

This event will be part of the Decarb Hub's "Researcher Hub" at Climate Action Week Sydney.