The Sydney Innovation Festival is designed to introduce students to innovation and discuss the latest insights into the Sydney innovation ecosystem.
The event is open to all and held online through a zoom webinar on October 19 starting from 1:00pm until 5:30pm. There are four sessions throughout the day, involving a panel of Australia’s best thought-leaders, innovators and start-ups including:
1. Keynote Panel: Innovation and Social Impact (1:00-2:00pm)
What exactly is innovation and how is it defined in the Australian context? Is it taboo to be an entrepreneur or has that changed? Finally, how can innovation unlock technologies to solve society's greatest problems?
The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia,
Professor Hala Zreiqat, Biomedical Engineering, Director ARC Training Centre for Innovative Bioengineering, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, The University of Sydney
Adam Spencer (session moderator), Author, Comedian and Maths Geek
Elysse Morgan, Host, ABC's The Business
2. Crisis or Opportunity? (2:15-3:15pm)
COVID-19 has plagued businesses with countless issues, so how can we use it to our advantage? From finding people meaningful work, the changing city heartbeat, and individual mindsets, this panel with show you how thought-leaders are thriving in 2020.
Adam Jacobs, Co-Founder of the ICONIC & Hatch
Larissa Miller, Transport Advisory Team Leader at Arup
Sanket Totewar, Former Writer in Product, Engineering and R&D for Deputy
3. Working in Innovation Post COVID-19 (3:30-4:30pm)
What type of skills, talents and attributes are innovators looking for and what is the workplace like in 2020? This panel will highlight how you can bring an innovative mindset to any workplace.
Emer McCann, Talent and Operations Lead, Simply Wall St
Kate Archbold, Product Designer, Atlassian
Kyrillos Samaan, Principal Product Designer, Hudson
Karen Cavanaugh, Career Development Manager, The University of Sydney
4. University Opportunities (4:45-5:30pm)
So now you like innovation? Well, find out how you can get involved! From first years to in-depth research students, there is a place for you in innovation at the University.
Sydney School of Entrepreneurship & Textbook Ventures
After registering, on the day of the event, you will be able to participate by following the Zoom link, viewing the discussions and submitting or up-voting questions through Slido.
You will receive an email with a Zoom link 48 hours prior to the event.