The 2013 Australian Innovation Festival runs from 26th April to 31st May, with over 500 events in all States and Territories. The two Co-Chairs are Peter Westfield (Director, AusInnovation) and the Hon. Greg Combet (Federal Minister of Industry and Innovation).
The 2013 Festival theme is ‘Return on Innovation’. Its purpose is to capture the imagination of our supporters and partners and drive traction for the importance of innovation throughout all industry sectors.
The 2012 Australian Innovation Festival showcased the best of Australian Innovation with 830 events and approximately 460,000 participants in every State and Territory. This year the Festival Secretariat will offer enhanced benefits for participants and event organisers. We are calling for expressions of interest from organisations interested in participating with Australia’s largest celebration of creativity and enterprise development. The 2013 Australian Innovation Festival, celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, promises to be more focused and better than ever.
The Australian Innovation Festival is a national festival established in 2002 to encourage and support networking and business opportunities for participants in the areas of research & development, and technology commercialisation across all industry areas.
Festival dates each year are from 26 April (World IP Day) to 31 May. After eleven years, this Festival is recognised as the major national platform to celebrate and promote Australia’s innovation and entrepreneurial endeavours.
The 2013 Festival theme – “Return on Innovation” is designed to highlight the importance of innovation during this continuing period of regeneration from global economic uncertainty. Many people equate the term “innovation” with having a long term R&D perspective, but of limited relevance to immediate business needs. More than ever, organisations need to “innovate” to meet the challenge of increased competition and ever changing consumer and market needs. Innovation has a central role as the primary catalyst in building sustainable growth for any organisation.
The 2013 Australian Innovation Festival Event Evaluation Form.
The feedback from event managers and attendees is important for us to improve for the 2014 Australian Innovation Festival.