Industry Innovation and Science Australia speeches, interviews and opinion pieces

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August 2018

Industry Innovation and Science Australia advises the Australian Government about innovation, research and science matters. 



Australian innovation at the dawn of the ‘20s, Commencement Dinner of the Victorian Division of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, 6 February 2020.


Intellectual Property and the Business of Innovation [1.1MB PDF] [788KB DOCX], 10th Francis Gurry lecture on Intellectual Property, 28 August 2018. Watch the live stream of the lecture.

Are we really committed to becoming a top tier innovation nation? [425KB PDF] [276KB DOCX] AFR Innovation Summit 2018, 30 July 2018

Opening remarks [176KB PDF] [945KB DOCX], Go8 Genomics and Precision Medicine Collaboration and Commercialisation Summit, 26 July 2018

ISA’s 2030 Strategic Plan: How Company Directors can accelerate prosperity through innovation [629KB PDF] [735KB DOCX] AICD Directors’ breakfast, 12 April 2018

ISA’s 2030 Strategic Plan: Innovation must become the core of national priority setting [650KB PDF] [522KB DOCX] QUT Grand Lecture Challenge, 6 April 2018 

ISA’s 2030 Strategic Plan: What will it take for Australia to be counted as a top tier innovative nation? [335KB PDF] [416KB DOCX] CEDA Melbourne, 15 March 2018 

ISA’s Strategic Plan for Australia to Thrive in the Global Innovation Race [300KB PDF] National Press Club, 31 January 2018


Innovation should be celebrated not hidden as an ‘elephant in the room’ [503KB PDF] CEDA, 8 December 2017

National Innovation Strategy 2030—What Should We Expect? [230KB PDF] AFR Innovation Summit, 19 September 2017

Innovation, collaboration and industrial linkages [354KB PDF] DSTrupt Day 2017, 6 June 2017

CRC Program: a national collaboration exemplar? [332KB PDF] CRC Association Conference, 24 May 2017

Can Australia become a top tier innovation nation? [365KB PDF] American Chamber of Commerce, 16 March 2017


Does the Australian Association of Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI) need to bother with research translation and commercialisation? [297KB PDF] AAMRI Conference, 9 November 2016

Innovation and future prosperity [238KB PDF] New Zealand Venture Capital Association Conference, 20 October 2016

Innovation and Science 2030: opportunities and challenges for the HMR sector [316KB PDF] National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) Speech, 18 October 2016

Research excellence and commercialisation excellence: Can the HRM sector lead the way in Australia [492KB PDF] Speech at the Westmead Research Hub, 5 October 2016

Medtech’s role in a future innovation and science led country [416KB PDF] MTAA National Conference, 27 September 2016

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. Innovation is for all Australians [358KB PDF] AiiA iAwards, 1 September 2016

Transform and Innovate [239KB PDF] AVCAL Conference, 31 August 2016

CeBIT StartUp Conference [112KB PDF] 4 May 2016

Developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Australia [94KB PDF] 19 April 2016

Growth, culture and change: Policy settings necessary to maintain Australian competitiveness [391KB PDF] ASIC Annual Dinner, Sydney, 21 March 2016

Research excellence and commercialisation: How can Australia do both? [161KB PDF] Higher Education Conference 2016, 10 March 2016

Unlocking Australia’s entrepreneurial potential: Active collaboration and accelerated commercialisation [302KB PDF] CEDA, 29 February 2016

The national innovation and science agenda… and you [347KB PDF] Europe-Australia Business Council, 11 February 2016.


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