Australian innovation delegation visits Europe

Three Academy Fellows participated in an Australian Government innovation delegation to Germany, Switzerland and France in April.

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO FAA FTSE led the delegation, with Professor C. Jagadish AC FAA FTSE and Professor Hans Bachor AM FAA representing the Academy.

The visit provided an opportunity for leading Australians to learn from experience linking industry and research in each of these countries, particularly through clusters and other models for collaboration and commercialisation.

The program included workshops studying cutting edge practices, site visits and networking events to foster new partnerships.

The delegation also included representatives of CSIRO, the CRC Association, industry growth centres and industry.   

The Australian delegation at Knorr-Bremse in Munich, the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles.

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