Strategic Funding & Partnerships Executive Team

Consider the range of opportunities to partner with us in translating research into tangible commercial outcomes.

The group focuses on bringing investment into the Institute that supports and furthers priority research agendas, and fostering collaboration both with external partners.

Burnet has developed relationships with a number of commercial partners for the further development of its IP.

The business unit includes teams focused on income generation including business development, commercial strategy and industry partnerships, philanthropy and supporter engagement, marketing and communications, research integrity and grants management, and independent entities.

Contact Details

Geoff Drenkhahn

Director, Strategic Funding & Partnerships




[email protected]


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    Have a safe holiday season!

    Thank you for your support of our work and the communities we serve. Burnet Institute will close from 24 December and re-open on 12 January 2022. Stay safe over the holiday period.

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    Burnet secures $3m funding to help bolster COVID-19 pandemic protections

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