Strengthening Australia's innovation ecosystem

Strengthening Australia's innovation ecosystem

Oct 13
Join Professor Deborah Terry AO and Trustees from across the country for a discussion on the contribution that university-based research makes to driving Australia’s innovation ecosystem.


Professor Deborah Terry AO, Chair, Universities Australia, and Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland

Event overview

Universities Australia Chair and University of Queensland Vice Chancellor, Professor Deborah Terry AO, will lead a discussion on the contribution that university-based research makes to driving Australia’s innovation ecosystem and how the ecosystem can be strengthened in the future. 

The discussion will focus on the economic growth potential that can be unlocked as we recover from the pandemic by creating closer partnerships between industry, government, universities and research institutions and strengthening Australia’s capacity for research translation and commercialisation. 
Add your voice to the discussion, which will explore:

  • What will be the impact of the pandemic on Australian research and our national innovation ecosystem?
  • What are the impediments to the commercial translation of research here in Australia – and how do we remove them?
  • How do we incentivise closer collaboration between Australian industry and research organisations?
  • How can we cultivate Australia’s innovation ecosystem to help drive Australia’s economic recovery from the pandemic?

Roundtable start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 12.55pm
SA: 12.25pm
NT: 11.25am
QLD: 11.55am
WA: 9.55am

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Professor Deborah Terry AO
Chair, Universities Australia, and Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland

Deborah is Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Queensland (UQ) and is Chair of the Board of Universities Australia. Prior to commencing with UQ in August 2020, she served as Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University, in Western Australia (from February 2014 to July 2020). Deborah was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 2015, in recognition of her distinguished service to education in the tertiary sector. She is also a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia; an appointed member of the Australian Research Council Advisory Council; and serves on the Australia and New Zealand School of Government Board and Australia's Academic and Research Network Board.

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Trustee event advice - Coronavirus

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