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Science meets Business 2017

9 November

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Australian researchers and businesses know they can't afford to wait for better engagement and collaboration to evolve naturally - we need to work to push the boundaries and achieve better connections ourselves.

Some exciting new models are starting to emerge as the global innovation and knowledge economy booms - and we want to help you make the most of it.

Event highlights

Hon Craig Laundy MP Federal Member for Reid, NSW  Liberal Party of Australia. Official Portrait. 19 May 2017. File NO 170315. 45th Parliament House Canberra. Image David Foote-AUSPIC/DPS

The Hon Craig Laundy MP

The Assistant Minister for for Industry, Innovation and Science will share how the government is working to support researchers and businesses to collaborate and succeed in the global market.


Hear from leading Australians

Including Catherine Livingstone AO, CEOs from GE Australia and Austrade, successful entrepreneurs and inspiring new start-ups.

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

The Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research will share the Opposition's thoughts on how the sector could be supported to perform better and collaborate more.

Science Technology Australia conference “Science in Business”  at the Telstra Conference Centre, Melbourne on 24th October, 2016. PHOTO: MARK GRAHAM

High impact networking

Facilitated by Google Australia, you will get the chance to meaningfully connect leaders in business, science, and technology.

Science meets Business 2017 features a vibrant new approach to facilitating STEM/industry collaboration, showcasing new success stories and breaking down barriers between science and business.

You will be equipped with the tools to reach out and take advantage of opportunities to grow meaningful connections with high profile, leading-edge innovators and business pioneers from across the country.

Join us to expand your reach, share your story, and work towards a strong economic future and better outcomes for science and technology in Australia.

Why should you attend?

Whether it’s using tiny planes in high-tech agriculture, initiating a paradigm shift in responding to cyclones, or building a new style of partnership between universities and international corporations to solve health and welfare issues across the globe - the intersection between business, science and technology is making a profound difference to our health, economy, and the ways in which we interact with our environment.

Now in its third year, Science meets Business brings national and international corporate leaders and entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors together with Australian pioneers in research and commercialisation who are working to make Australia a leader in the translation and application of its knowledge. With a strong cast of delegates who are keen to work together to push Australia’s great R&D towards commercial success, Science meets Business 2017 presents a unique learning and networking opportunity, and might just lead to a bold new venture of your own.


Sponsors and supporters



Platinum Sponsor


Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics

Silver Sponsor



Silver Sponsor

Australian Academy of Science

Australian Academy of Science

Bronze Sponsor


Clarivate Analytics

Bronze Sponsor

Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Bronze Sponsor

Taylor and Francis Group

Taylor & Francis Group

Bronze Sponsor



Catering Sponsor


University of Technology Sydney

In-Kind Sponsor



UTS Business School
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