How are countries in East Asia responding to the quest for innovation and commercialisation? How can universities use their knowledge and research more effectively?
Global Education Dialogues (GED) in East Asia have brought together a number of influential key policy-makers and influencers over the past few years. With the region's fast development pace, participants at the diaogues have debated on solutions, challenges and opportunities that international higher education must address to meet the societal needs of the region. As part of the series, conferences took place in Myanmar, China, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
In Australia, the conference titled From Catapults to Commercialisation took place in March 2015. The focus and the title linked to the UK's national Catapult Centres - hubs that bring together expertise from a range of universities and businesses. They aim to create a transformational network for innovation in sustainable development areas such as offshore renewable energy and future cities, among others. The creation of such physical centres for innovation that connect business with the best of international research and academic communities has proven highly effective in the drive to commercialise knowledge and research. Find out more about the conference below.