Australian Innovation

Innovation Week @ ANU

The 2010 Australian Innovation Festival was celebrated at The Australian National University over three nights between Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 April with over 150 people attending the three evenings.

The innovation week festivities commenced with the official launch of Innovation Week @ ANU, by Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the ACT, on Tuesday 27 April.

Following the launch, some of Australia’s top thinkers including ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Cram, Steve Dowrick, Professor of Economics at ANU, Dr Geoff Garrett, former CEO of the CSIRO and Dr Narelle Kennedy, CEO of The Australian Business Foundation debated whether Australia spends too much money on university research.

Across the three evenings, seminars were presented by John Hemphill, CEO of Axxos, Dr Thomas Barlow, leading research strategist and author of the 2009 Barlow Report and Dr Alex Zelinsky, Group executive at the CSIRO.

Professor Mick Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, said “ANU is delighted to be part of the 2010 Australian Innovation Festival. Drawing the attention of business and industry to the innovative work of our researchers is an integral part of advancing the national research and innovation agenda in this country.”

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