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The BEL Faculty has a strong history of engaging with both industry and government. Researchers within our three Schools of Business, Economics and Law are keen do further collaborations to provide highly translatable outcomes to business and the community.

Dr Sarah Flaim, Research Partnerships Manager for the BEL Faculty, is the primary point of contact for facilitating researchers’ engagement with industry, in support of the University’s goal to double industry sourced research funding by 2020. She works closely in conjunction with the Associate Dean, Research, Professor Victor Callan to build and maintain effective and productive interaction with industry partners as they seek to engage with the University. She is also responsible for managing the research contract establishment, and welcomes being involved from initial negotiations onward. 

Research may be conducted by individual academics or via groups across the faculty that may be drawn together via Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE). Uniquest is the main commercialization company at The University of Queensland and aims to grow the capacity of industry by packaging innovation and expertise into various industry offerings.

Key contacts

Name Role Contact Details
Dr Sarah Flaim Research Partnerships Manager Rm 366, GPN3 (Building 39A)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Queensland 4072 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3346 0541
Mr Tom Cole Senior Project Officer for the AIBE

Level 3, GPN3 (Building 39A)
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Queensland 4072 Australia

Telephone: +61 7 3365 8859
Mr Howard Leemon UniQuest Senior Director

Level 7, GPS (Building 78)

The University of Queensland
St Lucia Queensland 4072 Australia

Telephone: +61 7 3365 4037

Linkage Projects information brochure

The Faculty has produced an ARC Linkage Projects Information Brochure that BEL researchers may wish to provide potential industry partners with during discussions.