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Dr Andy Sierakowski
Joint-Chairman of ITTN International Committee,
Former Chairman of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA)
In 1980 Dr. Andy Sierakowski joined Kodak Australia in Melbourne as a Group Leader R&D. He has considerable experience in commercialising his and co-workers inventions, including intellectual property that has been either patented or kept as trade secrets. He has coordinated large technology transfer and commercialisation projects for Kodak on a worldwide basis and has extensive knowledge of product development processes.

Dr Sierakowski gained wide experience with Kodak working in manufacturing, technical marketing, and quality assurance in Australia, France, Asia and the US. He has experience in setting up joint venture companies and acted as Executive Director of such companies.

In January 2001, he joined The University of Western Australia and heads up the Office of Industry and Innovation. He is also on the Board of IPRIA (Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia) and on the boards of two UWA spin-out companies. Dr. Sierakowski was elected Chair of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia (KCA) in 2003. He was re-elected as KCA Chair for a further three year term in 2006. In this capacity he has developed international linkages with overseas technology transfer organisations such as AUTM USA, UNICO UK, ACCT Canada and ASTP Europe.

After his KCA term of office, he was elected as the Co-chair of the International Committee of International Technology Transfer Network in helping China and other countries to develop the innovation collaboration via technology transfer.