Conference Programme

DRAFT PROGRAMME AS AT 10 FEBRUARY 2015

FROM CATAPULTS TO COMMERICIALISATION: how can universities use their research more effectively?

DAY ONE: MONDAY 9 MARCH

The Crawford School of Public Policy

Australian National University

Canberra ACT

NARRATORS:
Professor Dame Joan Stringer DBE, British Council
Dr Lily Chan, CEO, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore

 

9.30am

ROOM CALLED TO ORDER

Helen O’Neil, Country Director, British Council Australia

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Traditional Owner

9.45am

OPENING REMARKS

 

 

Dr Halima Begum, Director, Education, East Asia, British Council

 

Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Lead Vice Chancellor International, Universities Australia

 

Professor Colin Riordan, Chair, UK Higher Education International Unit

 

10am

KEYNOTE

 

Theme: What are the drivers of successful university and business collaboration?

When companies and universities work in tandem to push the frontiers of knowledge they can become a powerful engine for economic and societal impact. However, there are many binding constraints, which prevent the collaboration working optimally. What are the drivers of successful collaboration?

Address: Dr Nessa Carey, International Director UK, PraxisUnico

 

 

Host: Professor Margaret Gardner AO

 

 

 

10.25am

PANEL SESSION ONE


Theme: What are the drivers of successful university and business collaboration?

This session expands upon the preceding Keynote by exploring some of the practical issues of university/business knowledge exchange.

·       

Professor Arun Sharma, Acting Vice Chancellor, Queensland University of Technology

 

·       

Professor Joongmyeon Bae, Head of University-Industry Cooperation, KAIST, South Korea (TBC)

 

·       

Dr Phil Extance, Pro Vice Chancellor, Knowledge Transfer and Business Partnership, Aston University

 

·        Peter Schutz, Chair, Food and Agribusiness Growth Centre and Food Innovation Australia

 

·       

Moderator: Professor Tony Peacock, CEO, Cooperative Research Centres Association

11.35am

BREAK

 

11.50am

NARRATORS SUM UP AND LINK TO NEXT SESSION

 

 

12noon

PANEL SESSION TWO


Theme: How do national policies, as a subset of national conditions, affect commercialisation outputs? British Council research for this event, focusing on the UK, Brazil, South Korea and Hong Kong

 

What are the strategies, both active and those deemed less effective, that have been enacted to bolster cooperation between institutional researchers and businesses in the partnership and development phase of the commercialisation process?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation of British Council Research:

·       

Sophia Chan-Combrink, Deputy Director Education, East Asia

 

·       

Kirsten Freeman, Deputy Director Australia

 

Response from priority countries:

·       

Professor Andrea Nolan OBE, Principal and Vice Chancellor Edinburgh Napier University

 

 

  Dr David Sweeney, Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange), Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) 

·      Ruben Correa Barbosa, Brazilian Ambassador to Australia

 

·       

Professor Joongmyeon Bae, Head of University-Industry Cooperation, KAIST, South Korea

 

·       

Ir Dr Alfred Tan Keng Tiong, Head Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

·       

Moderator: Professor Christina Slade, Vice Chancellor, Bath Spa University

 

 

1.10pm

NARRATORS SUM UP AND LINK TO NEXT SESSION

 

 

1.30pm

LUNCH DEBATE SESSION

Theme: The market place

 

Are linear models of ‘science push’ and ‘market pull’ over simplifications in a complex innovation eco-system? Do policy debates about research budgets adequately address issues around demand for innovation from both public and private sectors? Is genuine co-production feasible?

 

This lunchtime debate will consider these questions from a business perspective; a publicly funded research perspective; and a major regional economy perspective.

 

 

Introduction: Helen O’Neil, Director, British Council Australia

 

Moderator: Laura Tingle, Chief Political Editor, Australian Financial Review

 

Keynote 1: Dr Susan Pond AM, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability, University of Sydney; Vice President, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE); Board member of Innovation Australia and Biotron.

 

Keynote 2: Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow DBE, Vice Chancellor, University of Kent and Chair, Universities UK

 

Keynote 3:  Dr Lily Chan, CEO, NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore

3pm

BREAK

 

3.30pm

NARRATORS SUM UP AND LINK TO NEXT SESSION

 

 

3.40pm

KEYNOTE

Theme: Grand challenges

 

How can the distribution of funding / investment towards projects benefit both society and organisations? Who has the convening power to do this?

Address: Professor Johnny Chan, Dean of School of Energy and Environment, City University Hong Kong; Chair of Atmospheric Science Hong Kong

 

Host: Professor Colin Riordan, Chair, UK Higher Education International Unit

 

 

4.05pm

PANEL SESSION THREE

This session expands upon the preceding Keynote by exploring some of the practical issues from differing perspectives.

 

 

·       

Professor Phil Hannaford, Vice Principal for Research, University of Aberdeen and World Health Organisation advisory groups

 

·       

Professor Yi-Ming (Arthur) Chen, Vice President, Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan

 

·       

Dr Dean Moss, CEO, Uniquest

 

·       

Professor Dr. Harith Bin Ahmad, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya

 

·       

Moderator: Professor Roy Green, Dean, UTS Business, University of Technology Sydney

 

5.15

NARRATORS SUM UP

 

 

5.30pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Dr Halima Begum

5.40pm

END OF DAY

DAY TWO: TUESDAY 10 MARCH

The Crawford School of Public Policy

Australian National University

Canberra ACT

NARRATORS:

Professor Dame Joan Stringer DBE, British Council
Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice Chancellor, University of Tasmania (TBC)

 

9am

OPENING REMARKS

Dr Halima Begum, Director, Education, East Asia, British Council

 

9.05am

KEYNOTE

 

Theme: Capturing the ‘innovation dividend’.

What are the settings required for national innovation competitiveness?

Address: Professor Ian Chubb AC, Chief Scientist of Australia

 

Host: Professor Colin Riordan, Chair, UK Higher Education International Unit

 

 

 

9.30am

PANEL SESSION ONE

 

Theme: Capturing the ‘innovation dividend’. What are the settings required for national innovation competitiveness?

 

This session expands upon the preceding Keynote.

 

 

Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Innovation, University of South Australia and member, Prime Minister’s Commonwealth Science Council

 

Lisa Schofield, General Manager, Sciences & Commercialisation Policy Division, Department of Industry and Science

 

Professor Takehiko Kitamori, Vice President, University of Tokyo

 

Moderator: Dr David Sweeney, Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange), HEFCE

10.40am

BREAK

 

10.55am

NARRATORS SUM UP AND LINK TO NEXT SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

11.05am

PANEL SESSION TWO

 

Theme: International innovation

 

Innovation commonly has an international dimension. What are the benefits and challenges for universities/research organisations and businesses of collaborating internationally?

 

 

 

Professor Andrew Coats, Academic Vice President, Monash-Warwick Alliance

 

Professor Warwick Anderson AM, CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and member of Heads of International (Biomedical) Research Organizations

 

Vivienne Stern, Director, UK Higher Education International Unit

 

Robert Griew, Associate Secretary, Higher Education, Research and International, Department of Education and Training

 

Moderator: Professor Aidan Byrne, CEO, Australian Research Council

 

12.15pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Narrators and presenting partners

12.30pm

END OF DAY