Australian Innovation showcases in India

Australian Innovation Showcase India 2013 – Launch 11 November

Some of Australia’s top researchers, academics and scientists will visit India for Australia’s first ever Innovation Showcase in India.

The  Australia Innovation Showcase  will bring the largest ever group of Australian researchers and academics to visit India. It will also demonstrate Australia’s world class research, innovation and technological credentials to leading figures within industry in India.

The showcase will be launched by Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Mr Patrick Suckling on 11 November 2013 between 3.00 ”“ 5.00 pm, at The  Australian High Commission,  New Delhi.

Key speakers at the launch seminar:

  • HE Mr Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India
  • Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, which has been ranked the No. 1 university in Australia and the 34th ranked University in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2013-14.
  • Ms Nicola Watkinson, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner – South Asia, Australian Trade Commission
  • Mr Amit Kumar, Director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

The program of events over one month, from 11 November to 4 December, will highlight Australian research and technology in knowledge-based industries where Australia has a competitive world class offering,  including information technology, biotechnology and life-sciences and materials science for advanced manufacturing. It will be held across key cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune.

On the occasion  Professor Glyn Davis, Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, will be announcing a significant scholarship scheme for Indian students.

Australia will be represented by more than 30 senior personnel and researchers from Australia’s universities including Melbourne University, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Deakin University, Monash University, University of Wollongong, Flinders University and key Australian research bodies including National ICT Australia (NICTA), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Cancer Therapeutic Co-operative Research Centre, and Neurosciences Victoria.



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