AVS is the specialist, professional entity responsible for protecting and commercialising novel technologies created by the Agriculture Victoria Research branch (AVR) of the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR).
AVS helps improve the productivity and competitiveness of Victorian farmers where a private sector route-to-market for research outputs is needed.
AVS' Board of Directors, executive and operational structure recognises the commonality of goals between AVS and DPJR. The Company aims to provide a seamless interface with private sector collaborators and licensees to deliver an effective route-to-impact for the research and innovations of AVR.
AVS has a comprehensive governance framework to ensure the Company complies with its legal obligations, meets expected standards of propriety and delivers against its corporate responsibility to provide IP, commercialisation and collaboration support to DPJR.
AVS has a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and guidelines designed to protect the Company’s assets, uphold the integrity of its reporting systems, provide operational consistency and ensure compliance with legislation and Victorian Government policies.
AVS leads IP partnering, strategy and practice to support the delivery of AVR science and technology. The Company is accountable for delivering credible, valuable and timely outcomes while managing risk and meeting high standards of professional and ethical service delivery.
AVS is committed to applying merit and equity principles when appointing staff. Company recruitment processes ensure applicants are assessed and evaluated fairly and equitably based on the key selection criteria and accountabilities of vacant positions, without discrimination.