The Australia-based commercialisation firm is hoping to have operations in all five-eyes countries over the coming years.

Campus Plus, an Australia-based commercialisation firm, today announced its expansion into the UK following an exploratory tour in January.

Campus Plus, formed three years ago, offers outsourced tech transfer services to a total of 23 universities in Australia, where it helps upscale their research management capabilities through online training. Its expertise ranges from training and licensing all the way through to venture funding.

The firm says it has also developed a way to identify up-and-coming researchers from a broad cohort. To date, more than 3,000 researchers have taken part in Campus Plus’ programmes.

Campus Plus’ long-term plans include entering the US, Canada and New Zealand to be present throughout the so-called five-eyes countries.

Nick McNaughton, CEO and founder of Campus Plus, said: “Campus Plus has rapidly grown to be a leading provider of research commercialization programs and capabilities to Australian Universities and we felt the time was right to open up in the UK.

“Following a study tour in January 2023 the company decided to invest in on the ground capability to assist the UK higher education sector achieve their commercialisation goals and objectives’.”

McNaughton recently wrote a guest comment for GUV in which he looked at the similarities between Australia and other nations, including the UK.

Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).