UQ – The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions that strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century… Read More
UOW – University of Wollongong (UOW), located in New South Wales, Australia, is home to more than 34,000 students. In 2018, UOW was rated as the leading public university in Australia by Good Universities Guide… Read More
The NAI will accept nominations for the inaugural class of the NAI Senior Member program through December 31, 2018. For information on eligibility requirements or for step-by-step instructions on submitting nominations, visit the NAI website. You may also view the Senior Member Nomination Process Webinar on our website or on YouTube.
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions that strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. UQ ranks among the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings*. Through its commercialization arm, UniQuest, UQ is an undisputed leader in translating research to novel products and services. More than 100 startups have been founded from UQ’s intellectual property – a milestone unsurpassed by any other Australian university – and products and services using UQ intellectual property have amassed sales of over US$16 billion globally. Beyond UniQuest, UQ offers support from pre-incubation through to market validation through hands-on programs through UQ Startup Academy, Idea Hub and ilab. UQ’s ilab incubator and accelerator programs alone have helped 185 startup companies who have received more than $50 million in investments and grants. The university also has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. UQ has established eight research institutes, many with a multidisciplinary focus, and has attracted more than $366.9 million in research funding from government, industry and community sources. * CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 (32), US News Best Global Universities Rankings (42), the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (43), QS World University Rankings (48), Academic Ranking of World Universities (55), and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (69) – as of November 2018
THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
The University of Wollongong (UOW), located in New South Wales, Australia, is home to more than 34,000 students. In 2018, UOW was rated as the leading public university in Australia by Good Universities Guide, and the university has been consistently ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world in international rankings including QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. With research focusing on areas such as 3D bio printing, materials engineering and medicinal chemistry, the University of Wollongong has a history of working to find solutions to elaborate real-world problems through impactful research that builds equitable solutions for the future. UOW major research facilities include the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute and SMART Infrastructure Facility. In 2016, the university acquired $144.1 million in research income and grants. They currently have 64,920 publications available to researchers on Open Access. UOW has been in partnership with 270 academic and research collaborations globally, including the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, the Institute for Social Transformation Research and the Smart Foods and Public Health Centre. They have collaborated internationally in locations including the USA, Japan, Korea, China, Sweden, New Zealand, Thailand, Spain and the United Kingdom. The University of Wollongong has a proud history of training engineers, and since the first class held in 1951, UOW has seen continual growth in cultivating and educating the engineers, entrepreneurs and educators of the future.
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.