Collaboration the focus of Italy–Australia Science and Innovation Forum

potential scientific collaboration between Italy and Australia was the focus of the Italy–Australia Science and Innovation Forum.

A diverse range of areas for potential scientific collaboration between Italy and Australia were discussed at the Italy–Australia Science and Innovation Forum in May.

Hosted by the Academy, the event was opened by Academy President Professor Andrew Holmes AC PresAA FRS FTSE and the Ambassador of Italy to Australia, HE Pier Francesco Zazo.

Nine Italian researchers delivered presentations on topics including space, agriculture and food, medicine and marine science. Dr Margaret Hartley FTSE, CEO of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, also delivered a presentation, which highlighted existing collaborations between researchers and SMEs from Italy and Australia supported through Australian Government funding schemes.

The program for the forum was designed by the Science Attaché from the Embassy of Italy, Professor Oscar Moze, whose eight-year appointment as Science Attaché ended in May. As well as being an excellent advocate for science and scientific links between Italy and Australia, Professor Moze has been a good friend and supporter of the Academy. He will be missed and we wish him well as he returns home to Bologna.

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