About the Event
As more high-quality data becomes available, more questions can be asked of it, and greater impact can be derived from the answers. The research and government sectors hold significant existing collections of information. The value of that information is improved by being informed by challenging real-world problems and benefits from clarity on national and international priority areas on which to focus effort.
The quality of research is improved by being challenged with real world problems and business projects deliver better financial returns when informed by outstanding research. Translation of these research outputs into products, services, and processes is the innovation step which drives the evolution of technology, policy, and practice which, in turn, leads to better health, agricultural, educational and many other outcomes, improvements in productivity, increased economic growth, and other broader benefits to society.
In Australia, the State and Commonwealth Governments support and encourage research/industry translation through funding and other programs but we still have a relatively low rate of engagement and investment by business with the research sector. This leadership forum will explore challenges and opportunities in increasing research translation and the role data as a key research output can play in this space.
The conversation will be facilitated by ARDC Board member Russell Yardley FAICD joined by an exciting panel of leading thinkers:
- Amanda Caples, Victoria’s Lead Scientist and Director Breakthrough Victoria
- Prof Leigh Johnston, Head of Biomedical Engineering, University of Melbourne
- Josh Reich, Chief Technology Officer, Seer Medical
- Adam Clark, CEO, Robotic Surgery Evolution.
12.00 pm Lunch & networking (for in-person attendees)
1.00 pm Session starts: Opening of the ARDC Leadership Series, Rosie Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, ARDC
1.05 pm Introduction of the forum and session schedule, Russell Yardley, ARDC Board Member
1.15 pm Meet the panellists
1.35 pm Panel discussion
2.30 pm Comfort break
2.40pm Audience Q+A
3.20 pm Summary with key takeaways and follow up actions, Russell Yardley, ARDC Board Member
3.30 pm Session concludes
Please note all times are in AEDT (Melbourne time). The time table may vary depending on the conversation flow on the day.
We look forward to seeing you in-person in Melbourne or online!