The University of Newcastle, Australia

Ambitious thinkers share innovation insights at Hunter Innovation Forum

Monday, 5 May 2014

University of Newcastle visionaries will showcase their most ambitious thinking at the Hunter Innovation Forum 2014, to be held in Newcastle from May 15-17.

Jeff Julian 'Innovation Hub

Top brains will discuss the Hunter region's role in the global innovation race, covering a broad range of industry sectors including manufacturing, mining and energy, eHealth, cultural creativity, disruptive innovation and crowdsourcing.

"The event will set the scene for sharing dialogue, ideas and planning for the future of Newcastle in a competitive and changing world. Ranked in the top three per cent of universities globally, our researchers, including our representatives presenting at the Forum, are already pioneering revolutionary outcomes that have positioned us as a hub for creativity and innovation," said Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Professor Kevin Hall.

Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Richard Dunford, said the Forum was a valuable opportunity to engage with diverse business and industry groups.

"As a world-class university, participating in conversations and finding creative solutions are important. The Hunter Innovation Forum is a perfect platform to support innovation in regional businesses through relevant research and information sharing," said Professor Dunford.

Key University of Newcastle thinkers presenting at the Forum include world-class futurist and creative visionary, Jeff Julian, Creative Director for Research and Innovation Clusters at the University of Newcastle, who will discuss disruptive innovation and the future of Newcastle.

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, will lead a Champagne Panel of innovative Hunter women, who will discuss how innovation has shaped their careers.

Visit the Hunter Innovation Forum for more information on the University of Newcastle's participation in the Forum and the full program.

Follow the conversation at the Forum on twitter #HIForum

Friday 16 May, 10am

Jeff Julian

Disruptive Innovation: What is it and why do we need it?

Friday 16 May, 11.30am

Professor Richard Dunford

Crowdsourcing: ideas, solutions and money

Friday 16 May, 2pm

Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster

eHealth Innovation Seminar

Friday 16 May, 5pm

Caroline McMillen

Champagne Panel - Innovative Women of the Hunter

Saturday 17 May, 3pm

Jeff Julian

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