Unlocking Australia's entrepreneurial potential

Unlocking Australia's entrepreneurial potential

NSW
Feb 29
CEDA is delighted to welcome Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation Australia, to deliver a keynote address to a special gathering of leaders from across Australia's innovation ecosystem. 
This event is by invitation only. To express your interest in attending, please contact Karlena James.

Speakers

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia
Serafina Maioraino, Global Chief Executive Officer, Advance
Liza Noonan, Executive Manager - Innovation, ON Program, CSIRO

Event overview

Australia's innovation ecosystem has been bolstering in recent times with the Federal Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda that is set to drive smart ideas that create business growth, local jobs and global success.

A strong commitment to innovation and policy settings that unlock Australia's entrepreneurial potential is needed if Australia is to overcome its disappointing performance according to various commercialisation metrics.

Amid structural changes to Australia's economy and further digital disruption, it will be innovation-led growth, driven by entrepreneurial and disruptive actions that will sustain Australia's place as one of the world's leading economies.

CEDA is delighted to welcome Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, to deliver a keynote address to a special gathering of leaders from across Australia's innovation ecosystem.

This invite-only event will examine:

  • Australia's innovation culture - overcoming fear of failure and establishing our presence in the marketplace, at home and abroad;
  • The barriers to innovation including access to risk capital funding, a lack of entrepreneurial and collaborative skills;
  • Leveraging Australia's strengths in highly credentialed research and development platforms to build commercial success; and
  • Capitalising on established global reach and networks

This event is a CEDA invite-only event. Registrations are exclusively available to invited guests. If you wish to express your interest in attending, please contact Karlena James.

Meet the speakers

Bill Ferris AC
Chair of Innovation and Science Australia

Serafina Maioraino
Global Chief Executive Officer, Advance

Liza Noonan
Executive Manager - Innovation, ON Program, CSIRO

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