The UIIN Australia Chapter in collaboration with Deakin University will be organizing a two-day forum at Deakin Downton in Melbourne from March 15th to 16th. We are inviting all Australian University-Industry Engagement stakeholders to join to share their thoughts and knowledge on the topic. We are looking to bring together some of our nation's key stakeholders in this field to develop a network that will continue to drive this area forward over the course of the next years.

We would very much like to welcome you to Melbourne and invite you to register.

Thursday, 15 March

9:00am – 9:30am
Workshop Registration

9:30am – 1:00pm
Entrepreneurial Universities Workshop
Output and Impact Measurements

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Lunch & Forum Registration

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Welcome and update on UIIN activities
Arno Meerman (CEO - UIIN)

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Update on Australian Chapter
Carolin Plewa (Co-Chair UIIN Australia Chapter)

3:00pm – 5:00pm
Facilitated workshop on nodes
  • Place-based collaboration / Innovation Districts
  • Entrepreneurship and Universities
  • University-Industry Cooperation (scaling cooperation)
  • Potential new nodes

  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm
    Discussion on Professional Education offerings


    Friday, 16 March

    9:30am - 10:30am
    Keynote presentation
    Dr. Charles Day (CEO of Innovation Science Agency

    10:30am – 11:00am
    Morning Tea

    11:00am – 12:30pm
    Presentations on node working group outcomes

    12:30pm – 1:30pm

    1:30pm – 3:00pm
    Australian Case Studies
    Presentations by BHERT and Bendigo Bank

    3:00pm – 3:30pm
    Wrap-up and next steps


    We gratefully acknowledge the sponsors of this event:

    Event Sponsor: Deakin University


    Deakin Downtown
    Level 12, Tower 2
    727 Collins Street
    Victoria 3008

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    Forum fees

      Regular participants UIIN members
    Forum and workshop $350.00 $250.00
    Forum only $250.00 $150.00


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    • Carolin Plewa (0408 559 722)
      Deputy Director, ECIC, The University of Adelaide

    • Maureen Reitze (0392 44 6307)
      Development Manager - Strategic Partnerships, Deakin University

    • Todd Davey (+49 173 44 198 72)
      Professor Munich Business School; Director Global University Engagement Monitor; Member of the UIIN Directors Board

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