Alastair Hick


Dr Alastair Hick has over 20 years’ experience in the research and technology commercialisation sectors.

Alastair is Senior Director Monash Innovation at Monash University where he has been responsible for developing a successful licensing and spin out program, with multiple different interventions including proof of concept funds and strategic partnerships with multiple investors. He also oversees The Generator, which runs a wide range of entrepreneurship programs across the university. He was the Chair of Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia from 2015-2018, and on the Board from 2009-2018, has developed and run multiple training programs for technology transfer professionals and was until recently a member of the IP Australia Stakeholders Forum.

Following ten years as a research scientist in the UK he has been involved in commercialisation of technologies from Universities and Research Institutes around the world since 1999, including four years at Cambridge Enterprise at the University of Cambridge.

Alastair has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Biochemistry, a PhD in Chemical Ecology, an MBA from the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Director of Monash spinout Jupiter Ionics, was previously a Director of Amaero International prior to its IPO in late 2019, and was a founding Director of the $30M Trans-Tasman Commercialisation Fund and a member of its investment committee.