Dr Nagaraj Gopisetty is the Deputy CEO of Life Sciences Queensland and heads the business development program – Life Sciences Catalyst. The LS Catalyst program is a platform delivering targeted initiatives and services to support Queensland based Life Science Startups and entrepreneurs and facilitate the growth of Queensland’s life sciences industry.
Nagaraj is an innovation architect with a proven track record in technology translation and commercialisation. Prior to joining LSQ, Nagaraj was the Business Development and Innovation Education Manager at the Translational Research Institute. He also worked as a technology transfer professional within Australian Universities and medical research institutes along with short working stints within government, a biotechnology start-up and leading multi-national pharmaceutical companies. He is experienced in business development, research translation and commercialisation, intellectual property management, contract and licence negotiations, projects management. He is also experienced in facilitating alliance management and stakeholder engagement involving partnerships with academia, clinicians, industry and other stakeholders.
Nagaraj holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from India, a Masters in Biotechnology (Hon’s) from Griffith University and a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Queensland. He also has an MBA from the University of Newcastle. He is an active mentor on the IMNIS program, grant reviewer on government and private funding schemes and represents on a number of key working groups and steering committees
Nagaraj is passionately interested in education and training programs aimed at improving current practices and processes within the knowledge exchange, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship in the life sciences sector.