AIRG Summer Meeting 2014

Industrial Technology and Innovation: the Western Australian Perspective

Perth, 26-28 February 2014 

The  AIRG Summer meeting 2014 reflected the strengths of WA and considered the role and nature of technology and innovation. The sessions allowed for discussion on the technology and innovation activities in Western Australia, as well as other states and internationally and looked at the technology-oriented business growth happening in WA. The meeting included a day of technical tours to the Common User Facility, the Australian Marine Complex, Henderson; Alcoa Pinarra alumina refinery, and; the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA) - the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) at the University of Western Australia.

Presentations from the meeting can be downloaded below. 


Lyn Beazley - Former Chief Scientist, Western Australia: Shedding Light on Western Australian Innovation: The key role of Industry

SESSION TWO - Future requirements of technology and innovation, primarily for the WA industrial economy  

Peter Moore - Managing Director, orris Strategic Investments Pty Ltd: The innovation and collaboration imperatives of the upstream oil and gas industry in Australia

Laurence Mann - Research and IP Manager, Carnegie Wave Energy Limited: Development of an Australian Wave Energy Industry - A WA perspective from Carnegie Wave Energy LimitedPart 2

Andrew Shook - General Manager Innovation, Rio Tinto: Surface mining and automation - part of Rio Tinto Innovation

Arno Verboon - General Manager, Fremantle Octopus Pty Ltd - So, you want to catch an Octopus?

Ken Green - RIB Facilitator, Enterprise Connect: Collaborate to Innovate; Part 2

Greg Storr -  Group Executive, Nuclear Science and Technology, ANSTO: Process development for the mining industry


Tony Peacock - CEO, CRC Association

SESSION THREE - Examples of high level research underway in WA of significance to the economy

Terry Stinson - CEO & MD, Orbital Corporation Limited: Commercialisation of New Technologies and Products

Kim Mettam - Director, Business Development, iWebgate: iWebgate R&D

Craig Valli - Security Research, Edith Cowan University: Innovation gone in 60 milliseconds

SESSION FOUR - Contrasting the WA approach with other Australian states and New Zealand

Peter Birt - Business Manager, Boeing Research & Technology, Australia: Translating Research into Productivity

Andrew Turnbull - Chair, KiwiNet, New Zealand: Collaborative Commercialisation: the KiwiNet Story

Eden Fisher - Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA: Innovation Education for Engineers