Science meets Business

December 12, 2017
Attending the event were assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Craig Laundy MP; President of Science & Technology Australia and Dean of Science at UNSW, Professor Emma Johnston; and Academy Fellow Catherine Livingstone, Chancellor of UTS and Chair of the Commonwealth Bank. Photos: Mark Graham

Australian science and technology is well placed to seize opportunities to commercialise at home and abroad, according to experts who gathered in Sydney in November.

Leaders in research and investment met at Science meets Business to discuss the future of Australia’s knowledge economy, including UTS Chancellor and Commonwealth Bank Chair, Catherine Livingstone; Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Craig Laundy MP; Shadow Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr; and senior representatives from GE, Google, Austrade, and other influential business and research organisations operating in Australia.

Ms Livingstone shared her vision for Australia on the global stage and encouraged the business and research sectors to remain positive.

The event, of which the Academy was a sponsor, was the third time that Science & Technology Australia had brought together cross-sectoral leaders.

The Academy works with many businesses to advocate for science and innovation, and to increase support for school students, young researchers and the work of Australia’s leading scientists.

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