Presentations - Winter Meeting 2013

How is Technology and Innovation Performed in Australasia's Newer Industries?

Marriott Hotel, Melbourne, 27-29 August 2013

The AIRG Winter Meeting 2013, co-sponsored by RMIT, considered how technology and innovation are conducted in several of Australasia's newer industry. Presentations and discussion sessions explored R&D and innovation in the Food Processing, Additive Manufacturing, Green Energy and Clean Technologies, and Medical Biotechnology. The conference also included a tour of the Advanced Manufactiuring Precinct, RMIT University.


Dr Ian Maxwell, IMC - Australian Manufacturing: A Framework for a New Future; Australian Manufacturing Paper

SESSION TWO: Green Energy and Clean Technologies
Session Chair:  Dr Greg Smith, SciVentures Investments Pty Ltd

Dr Michael Kah, Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd - Innovation at Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd
Dr Sasi Nayar, SARDI Aquatic Sciences Algal Systems - Impediments to Algal R&D with flow on effects on the development of a sustainable algal biomass industry in Australia
Dr Jim Smitham, CSIRO Energy Flagship - Baseload Solar Energy: from research to deployment
Mr Victor Bivell, Eco Investor Media - Is Cleantech Innovation Meeting Cleantech Capital? 

SESSION THREE: Additive Manufacturing
Session Chair: Professor Mike Xie, RMIT University

Professor Xinhua Wu, Monash University - Laser Additive Manufacturing and its Perspective 
Mr James Morrison, ResMed - ResMed: an Additive Manufacturing case study
Dr Stephen Beirne, ACES, University of Wollongong - Additive fabrication: Accelerating ACES Research
Mr Chad Henry, CSIRO - Increasing Affordability of Metallic Additive Manufacturing 

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, NICTA - Building an Innovation Culture 

SESSION FOUR: Food Processing Sector
Session Chair: Mr Ken Mirams, KJM Consulting

Miss Cara Lindsay, The Chia Company - The Chia Co: our innovation story
Dr Jonathan Middis, HJ Heinz Australia - Delivering Technology and Innovation in a Multinational Environment

Mr David Hughes, Plant and Food Research, New Zealand - A New Food Industry?
Dr Angeline Achariya, Mondelez International - What if the Silicon Valley of Food Manufacturing was in Australia?

SESSION FIVE: Medical Biotechnology
Session Chair:  Dr Ashley Bates, Ashley Bates Consulting

Dr Leigh Farrell, Biota Ltd - Deal-ready or not? Deal making in austere times.
Dr Ian Griffiths, RMIT University - Commercialising Medical Technology in Australia
Dr Tom McCarthy, Spinifex Pty Ltd - A focus on Spinifex Pharmaceuticals’ Research & Development of Angiotensin II type 2 (AT2) Receptor Antagonists to Treat Chronic Pain
Dr Julian Clark, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute - Preparing for the Biomedical Journey: creating early stage value 

SESSION SIX: What opportunities exist to support the development of new industry technologies?
Session Chair: Mr Greg Redden, Enterprise Connect

Dr Charles Day, University of Melbourne - Melbourne Accelerator Program
Mr Ken Mirams, AIRG - CAESIE: Building EU-Australian Research and Small-to-Medium Business Collaboration
Ms Leonie Walsh, AIRG - International Collaboration on Industrial Research