Australia’s Innovation Driven Future: Business, Government and University Collaboration

ATN’s first Solutions Summit - Australia’s Innovation Driven Future: Business, Government and University Collaboration, will focus on the enterprise ecosystem including the nexus between university, business and government. We’ll explore and showcase how universities, business and governments work together to help drive the economy and stimulate innovation and employment. Tickets are complimentary.






Leveraging the power of collaboration

Building the innovation ecosystem

Taking innovation global

12:00 AEST

12:00 AEST

12:00 AEST

Opening address

Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister for Education and Youth

Opening remarks

ATN Executive Director

Opening address

Hon Richard Marles MP

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Opening address

Hon Christopher Pyne

UniSA Industry Fellow

12:20 AEST

12:20 AEST

12:20 AEST

Big business and finance
driven initiatives
Prof Roy Green, UTS innovation

Mr Matthew Linden, Deputy Chief Executive, Industry Super

Mr Innes Willox AM, CEO AiGroup

Building a strong and scaleable start up ecosystem

Mr Rohan McDougall, Curtin

Mr Jason Steinwedel, Deakin

Dr Alex Thomson, UTS

Ms Jasmine Vreugdenburg, UniSA

Cyber security 

Mr Damien Manuel, Deakin

Ms Michelle Price, CEO AustCyber

Prof Matt Warren, RMIT

13:30 AEST

13:30 AEST

13:30 AEST

Economic trends

Dr Anthea Bill, Newcastle

A/Prof Rebecca Cassells,
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Dr Leonora Risse, RMIT

A/Prof Aydogan Ulker, Deakin

A/Prof Sally Weller, UniSA

University innovation

Prof David Lloyd, VC UniSA

Prof Iain Martin, VC Deakin

Mr Luke Sheehy, ATN Executive Director

Collaboration across borders

Dr Murray Height, HeiQ

Prof Marnie Hughes-Warrington, UniSA

Mr Tim Jones, HyprFire

Dr Sarah Pearce, CSIRO

14:45 AEST

14:45 AEST

14:45 AEST

SA economic perspective

Hon Rob Lucas MLC

WA perspective

Prof Peter Klinken AC
WA Chief Scientist

Closing address

Prof Tanya Monro
Chief Defence Scientist


18:00 AEST



Special international session

TU9 German Universities of

Mr Arno Meerman, CEO, University Industry Innovation Network