Research Innovation 2018

Maximising the Commercial Impact of Innovative Research Through Collaboration, Cultural Change And Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Communication● Culture Change● Commercialisation ● Collaboration

Research and Innovation are essential to the growth of the Australian economy- and with the Australian Government investing $10.3 billion in research and experimental development in 2017–18 and PwC suggesting that worldwide R&D spending increasing by 3.2 percent in 2017 to $702 billion now is the time for Australia to make big advances in innovation!

With this in mind, the 3rd Annual Research Innovation Summit returns, which includes brand new case studies surrounding creating a mutually beneficial partnership, increasing collaboration and culture changes, to maximise commercialisation of research. This conference will bring together universities and industry to discuss the challenges surrounding partnerships and commercialisation.

Key topics being addressed:

  • Increasing business communication and engagement strategies early in partnerships to create meaningful outcomes and real value propositions
  • Improve understanding of cultural differences between universities and industry and how to align values through education
  • Increasing enterprise and university collaboration to create an entrepreneurial mindset and commercialise research
  • Sourcing funding in a changing environment and exploring how to budget, allocate resources efficiently and measure and benchmark ROI

What’s New for 2018

  • What’s New for 2018
  • A case study from the University of Adelaide on their partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Group discussing the set up of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability and the Innovation Hub with the use of over $1.5 billion in funding
  • A case study from Swinburne University of Technology and Siemens Pacific on their partnership and the National Industry 4.0 Strategy
  • 10 case studies on commercialisation and discussing a research and industry partnership
  • 7 case studies on changing culture and educating students to be entrepreneurially minded

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What’s new this year?


Network with peers from across industries to address issues with driving research innovation


Understanding how to effectively invest for a quicker ROI


Building an innovative ecosystem where various industries, government, academia, and venture capital can improve their collaborations and partnerships in research innovation


Gain on-the-ground insights from Start-ups & Consultants into specific market sectors, competitors and customer’s demands to help improve your competitive differentiation


Increase awareness and understanding of the ambition and strategic direction on research innovation within a challenging climate, and the critical government strategies.

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