InnovationPlatform Melbourne

InnovationPlatform – 10th and 11th of April in Melbourne 2018

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From 10th - 11th April 2018 the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform took place in Melbourne, Australia within the “German-Australian Platform for Health Research” (organised by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and DAAD). 20 selected representatives of the German Mittelstand and research institutions (paired in 10 Research-SME-tandems) presented their ideas and innovation from the fields of eHealth, Individualised Medicine, Nutrition and Antibiotic Resistance/Antimicrobial Research.

The event had the aim to foster the dialogue between Australian and German leading researchers, postdocs, entrepreneurs, scientists and university representatives of the healthcare sector.

The 2-day-programme covered a wide spectrum of information about local opportunities related to the healthcare sector in Germany and Australia including various presentations, idea workshops, showcases of demonstrators as well as the possibility to network with local stakeholders in Australia. Furthermore, representatives from both Australian and German universities had the chance to enter into exchange. To get more information about the speakers please klick here.

The first day was dedicated to the presentation of German research and innovation competence. The event, held at the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Melbourne, was opened by Dr Eckart Bierdümpel (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), Dr Charles Day (CEO Office of Science and Innovation Australia (OISA)), the Executive Director of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), Professor Cheryl Jones and Carolina Wienand (InnoHealth Australia project team). The subsequent presentations of the 10 Research-SME-tandems showcased different innovative solutions for the essential challenges of the healthcare sector. In the afternoon, a successful panel discussion on the topic of “Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry” issued the potential of applied research for a future-proof economy. Parallel to the presentations and panel discussion, an exhibition took place in the “network area”, where visitors could get further information about the presented project ideas of the German tandems and were able to engage in personal in-depth discussions.

The exhibition continued on the second day of the event. In the afternoon, Professor von Itzstein (Griffith University) opened the Workshop “World Café” with a presentation on "project iCAIR". During the workshop format, the German and Australian participants (who were previously evaluated in an Australian “Call for Ideas and Innovation”) of the InnoHealth Australia initiative had the opportunity to get to know each other while discussing various challenges of the healthcare sector in short sessions.

After the presentation of the workshop results, the Australian participants were honored for their project approaches, which were submitted in February 2018 in order to participate in the InnovationTour of the InnoHealth Australia initiative, taking place in November 2018.

Opening of the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform – Plenum (left to right: Carolina Wienand, Vera Baumgartl, Dr Amanda Caples, Prof. Cheryl Jones, Dr Charles Day, Dr Margaret Grigg
Impressions of the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform opening
Impressions of the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform opening
Group picture: The German Research-SME-Tandems and the InnoHealth Australia Project team
Impressions of the InnovationPlatform exhibition – the German Research-SME-Tandems provided further information on their projects in individual discussions at their booths
Impressions of the Reception at the German Embassy in Melbourne
German ambassador Dr. Anna Elisabeth Prinz welcoming the guests at the German Embassy
Panel discussion on “Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry“ at the Innovation Platform with Dr Erol Harvey, Dr Bernd Robioneck, Prof. Chamindie Punyadeera, Distinguished Prof. Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Dr Buzz Palmer, Ms Penelope Lane, Prof. Ian Smith (left to right)
Impressions of the InnovationPlatform exhibition – the German Research-SME-Tandems provided further information on their projects in individual discussions at their booths
Australian participants of InnoHealth Australia after the award ceremony
Impressions of the Workshop World Café with Australian and German Particpants

Opening of the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform – Plenum (left to right: Carolina Wienand, Vera Baumgartl, Dr Amanda Caples, Prof. Cheryl Jones, Dr Charles Day, Dr Margaret Grigg)

Impressions of the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform opening

Impressions of the InnoHealth Australia InnovationPlatform opening

Group picture: The German Research-SME-Tandems and the InnoHealth Australia Project team

Impressions of the InnovationPlatform exhibition – the German Research-SME-Tandems provided further information on their projects in individual discussions at their booths

Impressions of the Reception at the German Embassy in Melbourne

German ambassador Dr. Anna Elisabeth Prinz welcoming the guests at the German Embassy

Panel discussion on “Bridging the gap between Academia and Industry“ at the Innovation Platform with Dr Erol Harvey, Dr Bernd Robioneck, Prof. Chamindie Punyadeera, Distinguished Prof. Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Dr Buzz Palmer, Ms Penelope Lane, Prof. Ian Smith (left to right)

Impressions of the InnovationPlatform exhibition – the German Research-SME-Tandems provided further information on their projects in individual discussions at their booths

Australian participants of InnoHealth Australia after the award ceremony

Impressions of the Workshop World Café with Australian and German Particpants

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Programme InnovationPlatform 10th & 11th of April

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Venue:
German-Australian Chamber
of Industry and Commerce
International Chamber House
Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact

International Research Marketing
Carolina Wienand
Carolina.wienand@zv.fraunhofer.de
+49 2241 14 2242