Geelong Innovation Expo 2016April 1 2016
Event date: 15 June, 2016
The fourth annual Geelong Innovation conference and Expo was held this year on the 15th of June at The Pier in Geelong. The annual Expo is a business conference event that brings local industry leaders, Deakin University, the CSIRO and more together to present new ideas and extend our local innovative culture. Presenters show you the latest from industry / Deakin partnerships highlighting collaboration and new technology. We are pleased to confirm that the Expo was officially opened by Victoria’s Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Hon Philip Dalidakis.
Lunchtime Keynote Speaker – Larry Lopez, Director of Accelerating Commercialisation an AusIndustry initiative to assist SMEs, entrepreneurs and researchers to commercialise novel products, processes and services.
Andrew Jones – G2 Innovation, once again Andrew will inspire us with practical steps towards a permanent innovative culture
Emily White and Sean Warren (Boomaroo Nurseries) working towards their goal of the most innovative commercial nursery in the world.
Chris Gilbey (Imagine IM) and Ross George (Austeng) – announced plans to produce graphene in Geelong at the Austeng facility. In production now!
Prof Maria Forsyth – Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) where she leads the research effort in metal-air batteries and the development and understanding of new electrolyte systems.
Prof Kon Mouzakis – Director of Deakin’s Software and Technology Innovation Laboratory
Dr Alessandra Sutti (Deakin) – Novel material from lab to market – how to find the shortest time to production
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Backwell / Sanford IXL – new technology in rapid prototyping
Davies Collison Cave – intellectual property experts
RDV Geelong Office – your connection to business advice and assistance from the Victorian Government
Print in 3D – Paul Cartwright and co will have the latest to show you in the world of 3D printing
Cleantech Innovations Geelong – new local projects in sustainability
IISRI – haptic feedback remote ultrasound machine
Furnace Engineering – supplier of carbon fibre manufacturing equipment
ManuFutures – the newly announced industrial incubator for future technology – to be built at Deakin Waurn Ponds
ATS Applied Tech Services – new automation technology
Research Commercial – your link to Deakin University researchers
CSIRO – supporting local Geelong innovation
Deakin Industry Innovation Unit – your connection with the CADET facility at Deakin University
Conflux Technologies – new designs and processes in 3D metal printing
Carbon Nexus –
Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick- experts in intellectual property
Industry Capability Network – your connection with major projects in Australia
ACID – Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability
Institute for Frontier Materials – Advancing technology in novel materials for any industry
Textile Composite Industries – a whole new industrial base to be gained from hemp products
Upstart Challenge – providing a program to promote the next generation of entrepreneurs
Virtualex – additive printing new innovative heat exchangers
This year we had more opportunities for you to network new ideas and new business with industry and Deakin people at the Expo while also offering a great line up of presenters. A formal lunch concluded the morning. This is the premier free event promoting Geelong innovation.
More details available from Michael Williams, Industry Innovation Manager, 0439 882366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Geelong Manufacturing Innovation Expo 2016 has received funding from the Australian Government, Department of Employment. Funding was also received from Enterprise Geelong and Deakin University.