Australian Innovation

5 Days of Innovation Festival set to shine a light on Northern Tasmania

From Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd May the 5 Days of Innovation Festival will shine a light on how important innovation is to business and our community.

The festival is the brainchild of local entrepreneur and multi-award winning Launceston businessman Darren Alexander, CEO of Autech.  

Mr Alexander’s vision has brought together stakeholders the Launceston City Council, Launceston Chamber of Commerce, University of Tasmania and Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts to collaborate in bringing the festival to light.

“It is great to see business and government support this initiative by partnering the Festival, we’ve had a great response from the community which already makes the inaugural festival a success” said Mr Alexander.

“I am passionate about innovation and I believe Northern Tasmania is the hub of Innovation in our state. Furthermore, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate innovation and those businesses that have enjoyed success from innovation to further promote the benefits and opportunities that innovation can bring all businesses” Said Mr Alexander.

“We want to inspire individuals and businesses to strive for innovation, and taking that next step” Said Mr Alexander about the 5 Days of Innovation event.

25 events have been scheduled for inaugural festival to highlight and celebrate innovation in Northern Tasmania and to inspire others to strive to achieve innovation in their business.

Some of the 5 Days of Innovation events include; Great Debate Luncheon, Social Media Seminar, Cocktail party and networking night, 3 Exclusive Food Trail excursions, Degustation dinner and open day and tours.

“We have a host of free events on offer exploring some of Northern Tasmania’s most innovative companies, such as Pivot Maritime, Veolia, Rex Heathcote furniture, Forestry Tasmania and the Launceston Airport” Said Mr Alexander

“The University of Tasmania, Schools of Architecture & Design, Performing and Visual Arts and Nursing will be conducting a never to be seen again tour of their facilities, and an opportunity not to be missed”

The opening day will be kicked off with the “Business over Breakfast” sold out event, with the Premier of Tasmania David Bartlett opening the 2010 festival, and featuring guest speakers David Maynard from AMC and Jarrod Ritchie of TPI Enterprises and Chair of the Festival Darren Alexander.

Celebrate innovation in Northern Tasmania, by participating in the 5 Days of Innovation Festival book your ticket to a 5 Days of Innovation event by visiting

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