Monday November 30 to Friday 4th December 2015 - Australiasupported by the office of the lead scientist of victoria
Bringing together science, technology, innovation & entrepreneurship
A little more about Innovation Week 2015
Innovation Week 2015 is an exciting new initiative led by the Australian Science & Innovation Forum (ASIF) in partnership with the Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering (ATSE).
Why is supporting emerging innovation and startups in science and technology important?
1. Successful innovation has economic and social benefits such as creating jobs and improving the quality of lives.
2. Innovation creates a fun and vibrant ecosystem in which to live and work.
Innovation Week will bring together people from science, technology and business to support putting good science and research to use.
Innovation Week is set over five days in Australia.
Join us for an exciting week of public talks, conversations and online activities to discuss, debate and promote scientific and technological innovation.
Monday 30 November 2015 7:15am - 9:00am
Opening of Innovation Week 2015 @Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne.
Join us for the opening of Innovation Week 2015 with The Hon Philip Dalidakis, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Dr. Elaine Saunders, Managing Director, Blamey Saunders hears, George Charalambous, Director/Operations at Curve Tomorrow Pty Ltd and Dr Margaret Hartley, Chief Executive Officer,the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). Hosted by BioMelbourne Network, the Australian Science & Innovation Forum and ATSE.
When: 7:15am - Registration, 7:30am - Breakfast, 8:00am to 9:00am - Presentation
Where: Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Price: $50 (a limited number of student concessions are available)
Booking Link: Innovation Week 2015 Launch Breakfast
Monday 30 November 2015 5:30pm - 8:00pm
VESKI New Horizons Event @Sir Redmond Barry Room, Investment Centre Victoria.
Tuesday 1 December 2015 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Science Meets Business @Melbourne Business School, Parkville.
Science Meets Business on Tuesday evening. This is a panel forum and networking event at the Melbourne Business School with leaders in the start-up and intellectual property space and early-mid career researchers. Science Meets Business embraces the future of science in Australia – it aims to inspire young entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and innovators to think outside the box and provide them the skills needed to drive innovation, lead their own businesses and create jobs of the future. Panel members include Dr Mark Summerfield, Daniel Mumby (the Startup Guy) and Renee Hindmarsh (Director of the Australian Technology Network of Universities).When: 5.30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Melbourne Business School, 200 Leicester Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Price: Free (Registration required)
Booking Link: Business Meets Science
Wednesday 2 December 2015 11:00am - 11:00am
VESKI sustainable agriculture fellowship announcements and Goulburn Valley Food R&D roundtable @The Connection, Shepperton, Victoria.
The Hon. Jaala Pulford MP, Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Regional Development will officially announce the inaugural 2015 veski sustainable agricultural fellowships.When: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: The Connection, Shepparton
Wednesday 2 December 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm@ Swinburne
Partner Event: STEM Outreach Program @ Swinburne University
Join us for our inaugural STEM Outreach Program that offers boys and girls (from years 9-11) an opportunity to participate in a research project with our universities. In November 2015, Students from some of Melbourne's highly respected schools participated in a research project with scientists from Swinburne University. Come and hear from these students as they share their experiences and research outcomes. Find out how your school or organisation can get involved in 2016 as we extend the program to more schools, universities and industry. With panelists including Graeme Cross (Planet Innovation). Moderator: Michelle Gallagher. Hosted by Corazon Systems.
When: 5:00pm - Introduction, 5:30pm - School Presentations, 6:45am - Panel Discussion
Where: Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Victoria
Booking Link: STEM Outreach Schools
Thursday 3 December 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
VESKI Inspring Women Fellowship Announcement @Government House, Victoria.
The Governor of Victoria will make the official announcement of Victoria's inaugural inspiring women fellowships, which are being delivered by veski with the support of the Victorian Government and the Office of the Lead Scientist.When: 2:00 to 4:30pm
Where: Government House
Thursday 3 December 2015 6.00pm - 7.30 pm
Finding Strategic Partners: Who Says Australia Cannot Commercialise? Biomed/Medtech Panel Discussion @Royal Society of Victoria.
Join us for a panel discussion on finding strategic partners in health and medical innovation. Panelists include Tony Eglozos (Starpharma), John Sharman (Medical Developments Int) and Dr. Kerry Hegarty (University of Melbourne). It will be chaired by Victorian Lead Scientist, Leonie Walsh. The event is hosted by Startup Health Tech and the Australian Science and Innovation Forum.
When: 6:00pm - Introduction, 6:45am - Panel Discussion
Where: Royal Society of Victoria, Victoria
Booking Link: Strategic Partner Panel
Friday 4 December 2015
Announcement of the 2015 Innovators of Influence Finalists by Australia's new Chief Scientist @ Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Announcement of finalists on the emerging innovators of influence list with President of ATSE Dr Alan Finkel AO FTSE and A/Prof Jan Tennent, CEO of Biomedical Research Victoria, with a video message from Rufus Black (The Wade Institute, University of Melbourne). The patron and envoy of the list is former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Tim Fischer AC, ATSE Fellow.
When: 7:30am - Breakfast, 8:00am to 9:00am - Presentation
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria
Price: Free (registration required to reserve space)
Booking Link: Innovation Week 2015 Innovators of Influence Breakfast
Who will be at Innovation Week 2015?
Recognising emerging science innovators, startups and investors.
The inaugural Innovators of Influence List 2015 will recognise emerging innovators and entrepreneurs in science and technology. The aim is not to create a series of "winners" but to recognise and support innovation early - when support is actually needed. A further aim is to foster a "pay-forward" community of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Nominate an individual or team (companies are not eligible, but teams within companies are).
Selection of finalists will be made by ASIF, ATSE Fellows and Clunies Ross winners based on social, financial or environmental impact. Females, young innovators and overseas Australians are encouraged to apply.
The patron and envoy of the Innovators of Influence List is former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Mr Tim Fischer AC, ATSE Fellow.