When it comes to Innovation – are you a leader or a follower?
It has been said that people who create knowledge and people who need that knowledge do not necessarily communicate well with one another – and this needs to change if Australia is to improve its performance in converting world class research into new and exciting products that address the challenges we are facing.
The South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct is proud to present “ Innovation Symposium 2013” designed to showcase successful examples of companies that have bridged the gap between research and innovation.
The program will be led by Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia and Patron of Science in Industry who will give a national perspective on this very topical issue. Complementing this will be presentations and panel discussions featuring SMEs, many from within the precinct, as well as larger companies eager to work with both SMEs and the research community.
We will also have an international perspective from Kees Eijkel, CEO of Kennispark Twente, the shell for commercialization in and around the University of Twente and Saxion University in the Netherlands.
Who should attend?
- Industry leaders, owners and operators of businesses who are hungry for change
- Researchers who are eager to share their new technologies and explore commercialisation pathways
- Government representatives who are eager to learn, listen and facilitate innovation
We’ll contact you once online registration is available at the end of January 2013.