Event

Scaling up research commercialisation — Symposium 2021

Translating publicly funded research into commercial outcomes

Event details

Date
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Time

09.25am-6.00pm AEST

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Andrew Stevens
Professor Mary O’Kane AC FTSE

OTHER SPEAKERS

Dr Nathaniel Bavinton
Innovation & Futures Manager,
City of Newcastle

Chris Beal
CEO, NextOre 

David Burt
Director of Entrepreneurship,
UNSW Sydney 

Professor Barney Glover AO FTSE
Vice Chancellor and President,
Western Sydney University

Dr Roy Green
Chair, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub

Dr Sarah Jones
CEO, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship 

Dr Heba Khamis
Co-founder and CEO,
Contactile

Scott McKeon
Co-founder, Espresso Displays 

Dr Andrew Mears
CEO, SwitchDin 

Dr Adi Paterson FTSE
Principal and Founder,
Siyeva Consulting

Dr Alison Todd FTSE
Co-founder and CSO, SpeeDx 

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier 

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FTSE
Director, SMaRT Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW Sydney

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Presented by ATSE & Engineers Australia

Tuesday 10 August 2021
9.25am- 6.00pm AEST

How can Australia’s science and engineering research achievements and capabilities contribute more to the nation’s prosperity, resilience and well-being?

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Andrew Stevens
Professor Mary O’Kane AC FTSE

Australian expertise and experience in all facets of research translation and commercialisation are arguably not of sufficient scale and interconnectedness to meet the challenges we now face. Scaling up promising start-ups into sustainable businesses appears to be especially difficult.

Ongoing and new Commonwealth and State government initiatives are aimed at lifting the combined performance of the business and the research sectors. Improving research collaboration, translation and commercialisation is one of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s three strategic priorities.

This one-day Symposium has been organised by the NSW Division to contribute to this priority. The online audience will hear from policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurship program leaders and successful researchers-turned entrepreneurs. The Symposium is intended to inform and inspire. Speakers will identify how practical, cultural and financial hurdles can be overcome.

The Symposium aims to increase mutual understanding between business, researchers and government and strengthen the networks that will enable more researchers and businesses to succeed in commercialisation.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Mary O'Kane
Professor Mary O'Kane AC FTSE

Chair of the NSW Independent Planning Commission

Emeritus Professor Mary O’Kane AC FTSE Mary O’Kane is Chair of the NSW Independent Planning Commission, Aurora Energy, and Sydney Health Partners, and Executive Chair of O’Kane Associates, a company specialising in major reviews. She was NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer from 2008-2018; and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 1996-2001.

For the last 25 years, Mary has served on many Australian and overseas boards and committees in the public and private sectors, especially related to research, engineering, ICT, energy and international development.

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Andrew Stevens

Chair, Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Andrew Stevens is the Chairman of Industry Innovation and Science Australia and the Chairman of the Consumer Data Right – Data Standards Body. He was the Chairman of the Federal Government established Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre from 2015-2019. He is a member of the Founding Group of the Male Champions of Change.

Andrew was the Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand from 2011 to 2014, following as Managing Partner, Growth Markets for IBM’s Global Business Services where he was responsible for the performance of the operations in Asia Pacific, Latin America, Central Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Andrew is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and graduate of the University of New South Wales.


OTHER SPEAKERS

Dr Nathaniel Bavinton
Innovation & Futures Manager, City of Newcastle

Chris Beal
CEO, NextOre 

David Burt
Director of Entrepreneurship, UNSW Sydney 

Professor Barney Glover AO FTSE
Vice Chancellor and President, Western Sydney University

Dr Roy Green
Chair, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub

Dr Sarah Jones
CEO, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship 

Dr Heba Khamis
Co-founder and CEO, Contactile

Scott McKeon
Co-founder, Espresso Displays 

Dr Andrew Mears
CEO, SwitchDin 

Dr Adi Paterson FTSE
Principal and Founder, Siyeva Consulting

Dr Alison Todd FTSE
Co-founder and CSO, SpeeDx 

The Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier 

Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FTSE
Director, SMaRT Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology, UNSW Sydney


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