Dr Judy Halliday has more than 25 years’ experience in technology commercialization and innovation as an academic and industry professional. Judy joined TechInSA in September 2016 after nearly ten years at UniQuest Pty Ltd. Prior to joining UniQuest she was a senior executive at Alchemia Limited an ASX listed Biotech Company. She has published in academic peer reviewed journals and has been a successful applicant in competitive grant programs as both an academic researcher and as an industry partner. Judy is an inventor on granted patents and has been involved in raising millions of dollars for multiple start-up companies. She has negotiated multi-million dollar licensing transactions and collaboration agreements in the commercialization of early stage technologies. Judy has been a non-executive director of start-up companies including Aussie Colours Pty Ltd Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd Q-Sera Pty Ltd QUE Oncology Inc GRW Pty Ltd and Dendrimed Pty Ltd and a member nominated Director of the Australian Society for Medical Research. She has been a member of venture fund investment committees for the Medical Research Commercialization Fund and Uniseed.