Sunday, August 7th, 2011

First-Ever Innovativity Training Session Receives High Marks  From Top Industry Leaders In Attendance

According to the Australian industry leaders in attendance, last month’s inaugural Innovativity training was a rousing success. In fact, the training received 100% satisfaction scores among the 16 participants from 9 top Australian firms in attendance, including representatives from ANCA, DiUS Computing, MIL-Systems, Procept, Pro-Active Medical, Algae Enterprises, Planet Innovation and Tasweld Engineering.

A Practical Innovation Framework Put Into Action

Over the course of the four-day training, participants were introduced to a practical innovation framework relevant to Australian manufacturers looking to launch their innovations onto the global stage. Attendees saw the value of the course, including Craig Lewis of Planet Innovation, who said, “I am looking forward to implementing the knowledge learnt to improve our Innovation/product development and maximise the value obtained.”

Said Adrian Morphett of Earth Systems, "This world leading course will give you the tools you need to maximise innovation in your organisation, in a targeted way that will help with attaining commercial success. This course is applicable to any business in any maturity.” His colleague, Dr. John Sanderson, concurred by saying, “[Innovativity] provided a valuable introduction to essential tools and skill sets required for maximizing Innovation successes within business.”

Innovation Leaders Share Their Secrets

Held in Melbourne over four Thursdays in June by the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Center (AMCRC), the Innovativity Program was facilitated by Dr. John Kapeleris, Australian Institute for Commercialisation’s Deputy CEO, along with several other guest speakers. Paul Howley of Planet Innovation had this to say about the course leaders, "The experience and calibre of presenters and facilitators were excellent, giving confidence that we were learning from some of the best in innovation.”

About The Innovativity Program

The Innovativity program is a four-day training designed and delivered by some of Australia’s leading innovation specialists at the Advanced Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre (AMCRC). Innovativity’s aim is to assist participants in the development, protection and commercialization of technology and to introduce participants to a practical innovation framework relevant for Australian manufacturers to help take their innovations to global markets. Topics covered over the four days included defining innovation, how to pre-empt the market and maximising intangible assets, among others.

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The Advanced Manufacturing CRC

The Advanced Manufacturing CRC (creator of the Innovativity program) is part of the Australian Cooperative Research Centres Program. The AMCRC co-invests with industry and public sector research organisations to promote intellectual property commercialisation in the Australian Advanced Manufacturing sector.
Dr Steven Trpkovski
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