The US Ambassador’s Innovation Roundtable rolls into Flinders at Tonsley tomorrow, with a focus on building collaborations in specialist advanced manufacturing areas such as medical device development.
With America the world’s leading market for health innovation, the US Ambassador John Berry’s roadshow on Thursday 10 September will hear from leaders in South Australia’s health technology innovation, including leading biomedical engineer Professor Karen Reynolds, the director of Flinders’ Medical Device Research Institute which works closely with Australian companies to commercialise new products for domestic and export markets.
“Today, investment in science, technology and research is the most important guarantee we can make for our future. And, innovation is essential for success,” says the US Ambassador to Australia Mr John Berry.
“If we want to solve the world’s greatest problems, we must increase our global cooperation.
“South Australia knows the value of cooperation. These partnerships help our economies expand, develop, and compete in the world market.”
Ambassador Mr Berry will join Professor Reynolds, the Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation Kyam Maher, Flinders Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling and other representatives from Flinders University, the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide and other guests for a half-day of presentations by speakers such as:
- Julia Beardsley, Associate Director, HealthInSA
- Stewart Bartlett, the Chief Operating Officer of Signostics Limited
- Megan Antcliff, Director, Strategic Projects and Innovation, Department of State Development
- Mark Balnaves, Chairman of Austofix
- Michael Ackland, Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare, Australia and New Zealand.
- Peter Rowland, Managing Director, Micro-X
- Professor Deb White, Director of Cancer Research at SAHMRI
They will highlight US-Australian innovation success stories, and discuss the health technology innovation opportunities of the future.
School students will also learn from leading researchers and scientists about how their studies can successfully translate into a career in health technology innovation.
This is the fifth innovation-themed conversation Ambassador Berry has convened in cities across Australia, with further roundtables planned to reach other cities throughout the next year.