Innovation Week Launch (Melbourne)

Finding funding panel discussion (Brisbane)

How to make it on the global stage: stories from Adelaide startups (Adelaide)

Going global - unlocking the potential of Australian healthcare innovation (Sydney)




In conjunction with BioMelbourne Network, join us for the Innovation Week Launch.

The rise of a global knowledge economy has encouraged the need for strategic partnerships between industry and university that go beyond  discrete academic only research projects. When done well, strategic partnerships combine the discovery-driven culture of the university with the innovation-driven environment of the company to help drive economic growth and tackle key social challenges. At this event, we hear from university and industry leaders who at the helm of such partnerships can speak to what structures make for excellent partnerships and what approach produces seamless industry & university partnerships.

  • Date: Monday 12th November
  • Time: 7:15 - 9:00AM
  • Location: The Royal Society of Victoria
  • Price: $55 (inc GST)
  • Tickets: purchase here

This event is kindly sponsored by BioMelbourne Network and the Royal Society of Victoria.



FB Rice is proud to sponsor the inaugural Innovation Week event in Brisbane, a panel discussion on “Finding Funding.”  The panel will discuss some of the funding challenges present in the current market and will share insights into how to navigate these successfully. The panellists will include:

  • Jenny Petering, FB Rice and Scale Angels
  • Jim Aylward, industry expert and biotechnology consultant
  • Mike Molinari, Managing Director of IP Group in Australia

The panel discussion will be moderated by Professor John Corbett, Director of Quantum Innovation Fund Management.

  • Date: Monday 12th November
  • Time: 4:40-6:30PM
  • Location: River City Labs, TCB Building, The Precinct, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4000
  • Price: free
  • Tickets:  register here

This event is kindly sponsored by FB Rice.



Adelaide has a lot going for it. A good talent pool, world class universities and gigaspeed internet networks that make it the ultimate breeding ground for start-up companies and the budding entrepreneur... and let's not forget that top ten liveable city ranking year after year.

This event will celebrate Adelaide as a place to develop global innovations. We will be hearing from five local innovators about how Adelaide's strengths and opportunities helped them make it on a global scale.

The panel discussion will be moderated by the highly engaging Lee Walker-Roberts, and also feature time for audience questions and networking over a drink.

  • Date: Thursday 15th November
  • Time: 5:30-7:30PM
  • Location: The UniSA Innovation and Collaboration Centre
  • Price: free
  • Tickets: register here

This event is kindly sponsored by Philips Ormonde Fitzpatrick and the UniSA Innovation and Collaboration Centre.



Our event in NSW highlights how Australia can continue to build on its success in unlocking global opportunities in healthcare innovation through fostering productive networks between industry and academia, focusing particularly on recent initiatives in NSW.

  • Date: Thursday 15th November
  • Time: 4:00-8:00PM
  • Location: Novartis Head Office, 4 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park NSW  
  • Price: $20
  • Tickets: register here

This event is kindly sponsored by Novartis.

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