We are widely known as a key source for up-to-date information on Australian Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Our mission statement is based on using these and other initiatives to increase public awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship through an emphasis on the three pillars of future economic growth â excellence in research, development and commercialisation.
There are five key objectives that apply to all of our current and future projects:
Demonstrate the value of research, development and commercialisation
Profile Australiaâs intellectual capital.
Reinforce the innovation and entrepreneurial process, from idea to market.
Facilitate networking between innovators and investors.
Collaborate nationally and with each Australian state & territory.
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The primary role of the Advisory Council for the Australian Innovation Festival is to advise on the Festival's current and future direction. This Advisory Council has representatives from the private sector and Federal, State and Territory Governments, associated festivals and various innovation councils throughout Australia.
Advisory Council Members include:
|Chris Butler||Head of AusIndustry, Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education||ACT|
|Hon. Greg Combet||Co-Chair, Advisory Council, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Climate Change and Energy Efficiency||ACT|
|Ian Cox||General Manager, Business and Industry Development, Chief Ministerâs Department||ACT|
|Professor Roy Green||Dean, Business School, University of Technology Sydney||NSW|
|Christina Sykiotis||Managing Director, Create and Innovate, Hunter TAFE||NSW|
|Katherine Woodthorpe||Chief Executive Officer, Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association||NSW|
|Mike Crowe||Networking and Communications Manager, Desert Knowledge Australia||NT|
|Robert Chalmers||Managing Director, Adelaide Research and Innovation, University of Adelaide||SA|
|Dr Rowan Gilmore||Chief Executive Officer, EM Solutions and Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland||QLD|
|Philip Green||Director, Innovation Policy and Partnerships, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation||QLD|
|Darren Alexander||Chief Executive Officer, Autech||TAS|
|Philip Cookson||Chief Executive Officer, Philology||VIC|
|Peter Westfield||C-Chair, Advisory Council, Chief Executive Officer, Adair Communications||VIC|
|Daniela Mattheys||General Manager, Innovation Services and Infrastructure, Department of Commerce||WA|
|Carol Wallbank||Chief Executive Officer, Create Entreprises||WA|