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Biology and engineering meet to build a sustainable world

Where
Hotel Harry
Hotel Harry
40/44 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010
When

Tuesday 9 April from 8pm to 9pm

Bioengineer addresses intractable problems by thinking local first.

When she moved to Ghana in 2021 to work on a circular manufacturing project, Saron Berhane found answers to 2 wicked problems. Ghanaian engineers already had solutions to complex environmental and socio-economic challenges. The key was now to rethink the other side – the manufacturing process in developed countries, such as Australia.

In this fascinating talk, agricultural technology entrepreneur Saron explains why communities in developing countries prefer local jobs over aid. Join the bioengineer to learn how, using biology and technology, manufacturing models in Australia can change to meet this need, while shifting away from polluters.

Bio

Saron Berhane is a bioengineer and microbiologist who is passionate about using deep tech to improve the lives of people and the planet. Her current research is focused on biomaterials and biotechnology that have the potential to address pressing climate and societal issues. In 2017, Saron co-founded BioScout, an agricultural technology startup which pioneered biosecurity in the global agriculture industry. BioScout was named as one the Top 100 Innovators by the Australian (2021), one of the Tech23 (2020), the FoodTech 500 (2020) and Australia's Agripreneurs of the Year (2019).

Also at Harry's at 6pm: Corridor cultures: Gender and sexuality at school

About the venue - Harry's

Set over 2 levels with 3 bars to choose from, Hotel Harry is the perfect spot for a cheeky drink with your friends.

Located in the heart of Surry Hills, Harrys is boasting with character and charm. The public bar is street level and is a mix of standing, high tables, long tables or seats at the bar where you can have a yarn with one of our bartenders while they mix up your favourite drink of choice. Harry's offer cocktails, the latest beers on tap, top-shelf spirits and a new extensive wine list that is sure to impress and bring out the sommelier in you.

Located on Level 1, the lounge is where the magic happens! Be lured into the lounge by the neon signage and into one of Surry Hills' best-kept secrets. Think blue velvet booths and tanned leather couches.

On Friday and Saturday the Lounge can be hired exclusively up till 8pm, Here, you can find yourself dancing to the wee hours to one of Harry's DJs from our widely impressive roster. If you are lucky enough you may even find yourself bumping into the likes of Hayden James, Flight Facilities or James Pepper.

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