Thursday 9th November

RACI Bioactive Discovery & Development Dinner

An informative night of networking, dinner and drinks with our guest speaker Associate Professor Guillaume Lessene, head of the ACRF Chemical Biology Division at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research who will present on “Developing BH3-mimetics to treat cancer: challenges, success and the future of WEHI academic drug discovery”.  Ticket price includes canapes, a two-course dinner and drinks. Celebrate in lead-up to the Innovation Week launch!

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Friday 10th November 2017


5th BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge 

Be prepared to be blown away by the next generation of STEM leaders, disruptors, changemakers, innovators & dreamers as we hear from high school students talk about their exciting innovative projects they have embarked on under the mentorship of Scientist, Engineers and Designers.



Monday 13th November 2017



BioMelbourne Network BioBreakfast – The Future of Healthcare is Digital 

  • When: 7:20 am for 7:30 am Networking Breakfast; Presentations and Q&A 8:00 am–9:00 am; 13 November, 2017
  • Where: The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Cost: $55 (incl. GST) - all proceeds of this event go to support Innovation Week
  • Host: Dr Krystal Evans (CEO BioMelbourne Network)
  • Welcome:
  • Official launch of Innovation Week 2017:
  • Keynote address:
  • Company presentations:

Pitching a Startup: Preparation - Not Perspiration

  • When:  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Mon 13 November, 2017
  • Where: RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Speaker:
  • For more information and to register click here

Wednesday 15th November 2017


The Business Case for IoT

The Internet of Things will contribute almost $14.6 trillion to the global economy by 2030 and $120 billion of that will be in Australia.

But it’s more than just hype and ‘connected fridges’. The IoT should be a key piece of any organisations digital transformation – regardless of company size. It has already started to bring competitive advantage for small to mid-sized businesses in areas including inventory management, compliance and safety, security, maintenance and repairs, and marketing.

  • Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm, Wed 15 November, 2017
  • Location: Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
  • Cost: $40
  • Speakers:
  • For more information and to register, click here


STEM Careers in Industry

IMNIS and Engineers Austalia host their first partner event where expert STEM professionals in Energy and Minerals Resources with extensive experience in different parts of the industry sector will share their professional journey. Learn how they apply their STEM training to lead and excel in a range of rewarding roles!

  • Time:  7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Venue: Engineers Australia, 712 Murray Street, West Perth WA
  • Moderator: Susan Kreemer Pickford
  • Panellists:
    • Alex Atkins (COO of PETRA Data Science Pty Ltd, Director of The AusIMM and Greenfields Exploration)
    • Dr Ted Bearman (Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Metals and a Member of the AusIMM)
    • Pawan Gupta (Charted Engineer, Principal Consultant, Nobleseas Engineering)
    • Lynn Olssen (Resource Geologist, General Manager - Resource Knowledge & Definition at Rio Tinto)
  • For more information and to register, click here

Thursday 16th November 2017


STEM Careers in Industry: Postdoc Destinations

IMNIS and The Royal Society of Victoria host their first partner event where an expert panel will discuss a range of post-PhD careers beyond academia. Topics covered will include key advice on 'making the break', transferable skills, the ‘soft’ skills, the value of a professional network, potential jobs of the future and their top tips for career success. Leave your comfort zone and think big about future careers in STEM!

  • When: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thurs 16 November, 2017
  • Where: The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Hosts:
  • Moderator:
  • Panellists:
    • Dr Michael Wilson (Director, Molecular Biology, CSL) - long standing career in biotechnology and pharmaceutical R&D
    • Dr Jennifer Henry (Bequests Manager, University of Melbourne) - international career in publishing and editing with CSIRO and Nature Publishing Group
    • Dr Catherine de Burgh-Day (Software Developer, Bureau of Meteorology) - expertise in astrophysics and super-computers
    • Dr Krystal Evans (CEO, BioMelbourne Network) – cross-sector expert in medical research, industry, policy development and science communication
  • For more information and to register click here


Innovating with Patients: Opportunities for STEM professionals in the new model of biomedical innovation

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veski Kickstart

Research to industry - assisting Masters, PhD and early career researchers to make the move. veski is providing a unique opportunity to build connections between students and industry sectors to foster conversations, introductions and help motivated candidates make the transition from academia to industry.

  • When: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Tues 21 November, 2017
  • Where: The Royal Society of Victoria
  • Chair: Julia Page
  • For more Information and to register click here