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How science is transforming our world

Where
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When

Tuesday 1 June from 12pm to 1pm

Please join us virtually for the launch event for the visiting entrepreneur program, ‘How science is transforming our world’.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how susceptible our world is to human and economic turmoil and has cast science into the global spotlight. This event will focus on biological breakthroughs and emerging quantum technologies that are tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time.

Hear a keynote from Po Bronson, Managing Director of IndieBio, the world’s leading science accelerator, and in conversation with Dr. Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist facilitated by Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent. They will then be joined, in a panel discussion, by Peter Turner, CEO, Sydney Quantum Academy and Assoc. Prof. Parwinder Kaur, Director, DNA Zoo Australia, University of Western Australia and Co-founding Director & CSO, Ex Planta Pty. Ltd.

Keynote

Po Bronson, Managing Director & Partner, IndieBio

In conversation

Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM, Australia’s Chief Scientist

Panelists

Moderator

Holly Ransom, CEO, Emergent

Visiting Entrepreneur Program

This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with the startup sector and technology industry. The program is an annual City of Sydney initiative that connects international entrepreneurs with our local startup ecosystem. The 1-10 June 2021 program puts a spotlight on transformative technologies tackling major global challenges, with an emphasis on biotechnology and quantum technology. See the full program at city.sydney/vep #VEPSyd.

Accessibility

This event will include live captions. The City of Sydney aims to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any access needs, please call 02 9265 9333 or email citybusiness@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au and let us know in advance.

Event partner

Sydney Quantum Academy

Sydney Quantum Academy's vision is to build Australia's quantum economy. Collaborating with academia, industry and government, we will harness Sydney's collective quantum expertise to develop diverse talent and a globally recognised quantum ecosystem.

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