Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Leading research from the three South Australian Universities will be showcased together for the very first time at the inaugural OpportUNIty S.A. Innovation Showcase.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia have joined forces to demonstrate how they can provide innovative business solutions, specifically in the areas of Health, CleanTech, Engineering, Mining, Defence and ICT.

Providing a perspective on the R&D needs for these sectors are four leading industry experts.

Mr Raymond Spencer, newly appointed Chair of SAHMRI, will introduce the Health session on the day, and enlighten us on South Australia’s unique position to provide the perfect environment for collaborative research ventures such as large cohorts, data collection, analysis and clinical trials for health and medical research.

Mr Andrew Pickering, Managing Director, Cleantech Ventures will launch the Cleantech session. Cleantech is very topical at the moment, with the South Australian Government having conceded in the 2011 Strategic Plan that “South Australia is well positioned to take positive action to ensure environmental sustainability”.

The Mining, Engineering and Defence session will be introduced by Mr Wayne Stange, CEO, AMIRA International, while the ICT session will be introduced by Mr Alan Noble, Engineering Director, Google ANZ. South Australia’s track record in defence and aerospace has given the State a powerful platform for innovation and expansion in ICT and electronics. South Australia’s ICT sector is one of the State’s niche growth industries, providing innovative products and services to global customers.

Event organiser, Melissa Geue encouraged business partners to “come along to OpportUNIty S.A. Innovation Showcase 2011, and learn more about the roadmap for South Australia’s R&D future”.

When: Thursday 20 October 2011
Where: Adelaide Oval

Media contacts:
Renee Hakendorf, Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd, +61 8 8303 3486
Melissa Geue, Flinders Partners Pty Ltd, +61 8 8201 7788

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The OpportUNIty S.A. Innovation Showcase 2011 is a joint initiative between Flinders University, the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, and their respective commercial offices. The aim of this event is to provide attendees with an overview of the latest in research thinking, and to encourage commercial partners to explore potential collaborative possibilities with the Universities.
Renee Hakendorf, Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd
P: +61 8 8303 3486


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