Robert Chalmers

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Research Biography

An experienced manager, company director, commercial advisor, lawyer and educator who has worked in both the private and public sectors.Has worked on projects in a broad range of fields including defence, agriculture and health. Special depth in intellectual property, technology and commercialisation. Keen to explore new fields and develop the skills and awareness of others through coaching, teaching and training.

Research Biography

Peak sector leadership

  • Chair 2012- 2015; Vice Chair 2007-2012 Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia Inc (KCA): peak sector body for knowledge commercialisation in Australia and New Zealand (representing all Universities, CSIRO and Defence Science and Technology)
  • Australian representative, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM: US peak sector equivalent of KCA) 2012- 2015
  • University of Adelaide representative on the Board of Innovate SA Inc.
  • Past Chair of SA committee and Australasian Committee representative, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.


  • Managing Director, Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd (2007-June 2016)
  • Director on various special purpose investment vehicles managed by Duxton Capital Australia Pty Ltd (2016-2018)
  • Director, Muradel Pty Ltd (2011- June 2016): start up working on development of biocrude from renewable feedstocks, with operations throughout Australia and international backing.
  • Director, SNAP Network Surveillance Pty Ltd (2009-2013): start up developing network video surveillance technology distributed worldwide including in Europe, the Middle East and the US.
  • Alternate Director, TTCF Trustee Pty Ltd (2008-2013): trustee and peak governance body for an Early Stage Venture capital fund supporting projects in SA, Victoria and New Zealand.

Research Areas

  • Law


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