Dr. Noel Chambers is the CEO of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation in Australia. Dr. Chambers has worked in the medical research field for more than 30 years. He started as a researcher at the University of Sydney, where he commercialized his diabetes research before moving into industry, where he’s held senior positions in research and business development.

He has also taken the role of CEO at listed and unlisted biotechnology companies. For ten years, he’s been applying philanthropy to assist research translation. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Noel Chambers talks about the Australian National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), and its mission to assist in research translation
  • What is an example of a next step partner? 
  • Dr. Chambers talks about what the full translational pathway entails 
  • Dr. Chambers discusses NFMRI’s grant size and how it works 
  • The questions that you need to answer to attract NFMRI grant and support 
  • Why medical research is a business-to-business model and not a purely science-based model for translation
  • How the NFMRI gets funding for their grant projects

In this episode…

Every foundation has the ultimate purpose of delivering benefits to communities, but they all do it differently. In the case of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI), they support hospitals and research institutions’ studies that may lead to new products, drugs, devices, diagnostics, vaccines, and others. They’re also helping hospitals and institutions to connect their discoveries with their potential next step partners. 

But what does research translation entail and who are the next step partners? And more importantly, what questions do you need to have answers to in order to attract the support of NFMRI in order to translate your medical research to get next-level partners? 

In this episode of the Philanthropy212 as Penny Cowden talks to Dr. Noel Chambers of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) about the NFMRI mission of connecting institutions with the right next step partner for them, what next step partners are meant to do, and more. Stay tuned.

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This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212,  a fundraising consulting company focused on helping not-for-profit organizations build sustainable practices and programs that raise more than just money. 

Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years of experience in the industry and has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System, and Sun Health.