Collaborate | Innovate | 2018 registrations open

Collaborate | Innovate | 2018 registrations open

Collaborate | Innovate | 2018  is now open for registration with a brilliant mix of interactive workshops with great facilitators, plenary talks from leading thinkers and practitioners, the DSTG-sponsored Business-Research Match-up and a great social program. Register quickly to join the business, academic and management participants in Australia’s premier innovation conference to be held 14-16 May at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Sydney.
Speakers include Professor Mary O’Kane AC delivering the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society. Mark Cully, the Chief Economist of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science always provides food for thought and our panel of technology commercialisers will have a fascinating discussion with MC Geraldine Doogue AO. The University of Tasmania-sponsored speaking program is not to be missed.
The DSTG-sponsored Business-Research Match-up has been a huge success since its introduction two years ago in Brisbane with successful grants, projects and business coming out of it. Registrants can request meetings with businesses of interest or with research organisations that could offer technology solutions. This year, several venture capital groups will also join in. The 20-minute meetings are a chance to determine opportunities to collaborate futher. It’s a highly efficient way of exploring high potential leads in one day. And it is completely free for businesses to participate.
The range of workshops available will ensure there is something of interest to anyone involved in planning, managing or carrying out R&D. For example, Dr Richard Huysmans from Raven Consulting will facilitate a workshop on building better careers for postgraduates and Dr Karen Barry will lead a session on improving the wellbeing of postgraduates. Numerous workshops will cover aspects of communicating for impact, including how to get your work into The Conversation and how to evaluate communication programs. Tax and program management experts will present other workshops, all designed to ensure you pick up practical knowledge and have your questions answered.
Early bird registration closes 13 April, so don’t delay and register today.