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Dr Deborah Kuchler

Executive Chairman


Dr Kuchler is a company director, entrepreneur, technology commercialisation specialist and policy strategist, working recently in pioneering the uptake of innovation produced within Australian hospital and health services. She is the Executive Chairman of Hospital & Health Services Intellectual Property (IP) NSW Ltd and Hospital and Health Services Intellectual Property (IP) Ltd. Their mission it is to promote and develop value for hospital and health services intellectual property through partnerships and collaborations with government, not for profits and the private sector. Since 2001, the Hospital & Health Services IP teams have developed and built comprehensive proprietary IP management, project management and collaboration management systems that have managed more than 7,000 hospital and health service improvement projects. These projects have returned more than $75 million in revenue from IP commercialisation and industry partnerships.

Prior to working in the health sector, Dr Kuchler pioneered the technology transfer of the high-tech satellite imaging industry in Australasia. She built a satellite image mapping company which commercialised its own intellectual property with applications in space technology, agriculture, engineering, geology and life sciences sectors. The company worked extensively overseas transferring the technology to defence and other government sectors in all ASEAN countries. The same technology is now applied in all digital medical imagery. Earlier in her career, Dr Kuchler was employed as a scientist for Australia’s eminent scientific research organisation, CSIRO working in a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team on satellite imaging projects. She has worked extensively overseas on large collaborative projects involving Australian organisations and has close professional links with organisations in SE Asia, UK, Canada and the USA. She has a rare ability to work in and understand both the public and private sectors and to create successful mutual partnerships and collaborations. Her expertise in these areas has been acknowledged by appointments to more than 43 Ministerial, Government Advisory Boards Councils, Research Institutes and company boards. She has been a committee member for over six years of AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and its IP Commercialisation Committee in Geneva Switzerland. For the past seven years, she has been a member of the Commonwealth’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grants Assessment Panel.

AIPPI Member – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property


Since 1992, Hospital & Health Services IP Ltd has managed and commercialised a comprehensive range of Knowledge Contracts and IP Assets involving more than 6,000 hospital practice and patient care improvement projects which have returned more than $75 million in revenue from IP productization, commercialisation and industry partnerships across four states in Australia. We have utilised a proprietary software system to carry out this work and to make our workflow resources efficient and effective. For more information, please request a copy of our most recent quarterly report.




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