CRC Association to host science and business leaders at virtual event next week

The Cooperative Research Centres Association will host its Collaborate Innovate 2021 Conference at Parliament House, Canberra next week, examining collaborative innovation and the impact of “covid, climate change, digital transformation and geo-economic volatility.”

An October 19 – 20 virtual event is the first part of the conference, with a second half going ahead in-person at Parliament House, Canberra next March.

Next week will include a panel discussion titled “Three Chief Scientists” — featuring Dr Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Caroline McMillan, Chief Scientist of South Australia, and Professor Hugh Possingham, Queensland Chief Scientist — as well as speeches by the below local and international guests:

  • Minister for Science and Technology, Hon Melissa Price;
  • Hon Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation;
  • Professor Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist CSIRO;
  • Jeff Connolly, CEO Siemens Australia;
  • HE Victoria Treadell, British High Commissioner;
  • Edwin Chow, Assistant CEO Enterprise Singapore;
  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL); and
  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO (2021 Ralph Slatyer Address)

According to the The Cooperative Research Centres Association, which will officially rebrand as Cooperative Research Australia at the conference, the event will “reveal [a] post-Covid roadmap to unleash new wave of collaborative research innovation.”

A schedule and registration info can be seen at this link.

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