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February 11, 2019

February 12, 2019

February 13, 2019

Time Session
13:00 - 13:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee - Monday events will start at in the Great Hall on Level 5 of the UTS Tower Building. All tours and workshops will also start from here.
13:30 - 14:00
Welcome address

Glenn Wightwick
University Technology Sydney
14:00 - 18:00
Parallel workshops and tours

Designing the future university
Desigining the Future University
Arno Meerman (UIIN), Balzhan Orazbayeva (UIIN), Caroline Plewa (University of Adelaide)

Unearthing the secret recipe for innovation in complex organisations
Conference workshop – UIIN: Unearthing the secret recipe for innovation in complex organisations – the role of intrapreneurship in universities and/or industry


UTS TOUR In 2009, UTS began a billion-dollar revitalisation program to transform the campus into an interconnected urban environment that supports excellence in teaching and research, and embodies the university’s sustainability goals. This tour will showcase four of the university’s newest and innovative facilities that have a strong focus on university-industry collaboration, research outcomes, and new ways of teaching.

UTS Data Arena
The UTS Data Arena is a 360-degree interactive data visualisation facility set to change the way we view and interact with data.

UTS ProtoSpace
ProtoSpace is an additive and advanced manufacturing facility that actively supports education, exploration and innovation.

UTS Animal Logic Academy
Established in 2017, the Academy is a custom built VFX studio and teaching facility at UTS.

Deep Green Biotech Hub
The NSW Deep Green Biotech Hub, located at UTS, brings together researchers, SMEs, industry, startups, students and other stakeholders to propel NSW to the forefront of algae-based biotechnology innovation in Australia.

Requirements: flat, fully enclosed shoes (i.e. not ballet flats) are a must.
UTS Tech Lab Tour
Tech lab is UTS’s newest innovative research facility, custom-designed to develop collaborations between academic, industry and government. It will offer R&D projects, consultancy, contract work and short courses.

The tour will explore many state-of-the-art capabilities Tech lab has to offer such as: electromagnet informatics and antenna chamber, data analytics, networking and communication; phototonics and optical sensing; full-scale structural dynamics facilities and acoustic laboratories just to name a few.

It will also showcase the collaboration with GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services company in water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

GHD are currently designing the Port Botany rail line duplication for the RMS and ARTC and are utilising Tech Lab to apply both digital and physical (structural/electrical/mechanical) engineering to come up with improved technical and project outcomes. See examples such as, the Rail Sleeper, where different materials and structures would be investigated to create a lower cost and maintenance product, with improved structural integrity.

Macquarie Park
Macquarie Park is home to 180 multi-national organisations, including 12 of the world's largest companies by market capitalisation. During this site visit to the Macquarie Park Innovation District, participants will have an opportunity to drive through the district, and then spend time in the Macquarie University Incubator, mixing with the resident startups. The incubator is also offering the opportunity to experience the Simulation Hub. The Simulation Hub draws together a range of simulation devices into one location, enabling leading experts from the University and industry to collaborate on translational research across a wide-range of disciplines. Participants will experience our driving, flight, motion capture and virtual reality labs.

The visit will include an information session with inputs from MPID partners as to how they contribute and benefit from the innovation district, as well as insights on the District's Venture Cafe and MIT REAP initiatives.

Sydney Start-up Hub
Join us on a very special guided walking tour from the University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo through a series of micro precincts along the western side of the Sydney CBD to the Sydney Startup Hub (SSH) on York St. The tour will commence at the UTS main campus and head to the SSH via the ‘Goods Line’ (Sydney’s answer to New York’s ‘High Line’) past the Frank Gehry designed UTS Business School and through the precincts Darling Square, Barangaroo; then following the iconic Wynyard Walk through to the Sydney Startup Hub on historic York Street. Stopping along the way at the Commonwealth Bank’s Innovation Lab at Darling Square, you’ll hear from representatives of their Centres of Expertise (Blockchain; Social Robotics & AI) about how they partner with start-ups, corporates and the broader community to run innovation sprints and experiments. You’ll then continue past Barangaroo (where the welcome cocktails will be held following the tour) through Wynyard Walk, on to Sydney Startup Hub where you will have the opportunity to meet the residents of the facility such as Fishburners, Stone & Chalk, The Studio, Tank Stream Labs, Future Transport Digital Accelerator, Optus Innovation Lab and the Microsoft ScaleUp Program. The Hub is proudly supported by NSW Government through Jobs for NSW. Spanning 17,000 sqm across 11 floors, and home to approximately 2,500 residents, it is the first of its kind in Australia and is unmatched in the southern hemisphere in terms of its size and density.

UNSW Art & Design – Paddington Campus
UNSW Art & Design is recognised as one of the world’s leading art and design schools, with an outstanding record for producing critically acclaimed artists, designers and media creators. Leading Australia with a focus on media innovation and emerging technologies, we foreground experimentation and exploration, fostering collaboration across science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences.

Come and explore our innovative learning environment where you will see how our research and teaching utilise the latest methods, underpinned by leading-edge technology to inspire a new generation of creative thinkers. You will visit our pioneering 3D Visualisation Research Labs, the Research EPICentre, Virtual Reality Experiment facilities and the Maker Space. The students from the UNSW Make Club will also be on campus to share their views and answer any questions from a student perspective.

UNSW – Kensington Campus
UNSW is building the largest network of connected makerspaces and workshops in Australia. Leveraging cross-faculty collaboration between Engineering, Built Environment, Art & Design and the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, the Makerspace Network provides barrier-free access to tools and tech so that passionate students, staff and alumni can become entrepreneurs and innovators. This is the perfect opportunity to see some of the 1,800m2 of combined collaborative workspace we have at UNSW, where you will explore; - Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (MCIC) – Home of the UNSW Founders Program
The Founders Program is UNSW’s platform to embed entrepreneurial capabilities in all our students’ experience and to translate our research capabilities into the startups that will fuel the next wave of economic growth in Australia. You will learn about our unique model of entrepreneurship that combines foundational programming in entrepreneurial confidence with targeted support for promising student-led startups, participate in an entrepreneurial workshop and explore the MCIC Maker Space. The students from CREATE UNSW will also be on campus to share their views and answer any questions from a student perspective. - Built Environment – Design Futures Lab
Design Futures Lab is a teaching and research lab and a very hands-on environment. Boasting some cutting-edge equipment, you will get to explore several spaces for working with equipment like powertools, band saws, sanders, lathes, drills, vacuum forming, welding and spraying as well as the specialised space for digitally driven making processes like 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and Milling.

18:30 - 20:30
Social activity
Pre-conference get-together at LendLease Offices at International Towers, Tower 3, Barangaroo Avenue, supported by Lend Lease
Time Session
8:15 - 8:50
Networking area
Conference registration and warm-up coffee - all Tuesday and Wednesday activities will take place at the Aerial Function Centre on Level 7 of UTS Building 10
8:50 - 9:10
Welcome address by organisers

Arno Meerman
9:10 - 10:30
Discussion Panel: Future way we work

Rachel Bondi
Marketing and Operations Director at Microsoft Australia

Steven Miller
Director of Education for Microsoft Australia

Prof. Stephen Parker AO
National Sector Leader, Education, KPMG

Kumar Parakala
Global Digital Leader at GHD

Julie Batch
Chief Customer Officer at IAG

Moderated by

Jacqueline Linke
Associate Director, Leadership, People & Culture, Transport for NSW

10:30 - 11:00
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
11:00 - 12:30
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Research on the status-quo of university-industry engagement
How do industry specialist intermediary organisations (SIOs) intermediate dynamic industry transitions?
Rowena Vnuk (University of South Australia)

Crossover authors: bibliometric study in computer science
Chung-Huei Kuan (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)

Strategic management and the search for collaborative opportunities
Ian Moran (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), Renu Agarwal (University of Technology Sydney)

Assessing universities’ impact of interactions: A signal based perspective
Magnus Holmen (Halmstad University), Robert Dalitz (University of Canberra)

Practitioner: Structures and mechanisms supporting university-industry engagement
Expert Connect: A digital platform enabling University-Industry collaboration
Zoe Piper (CSIRO's Data61), Rebecca Hinton (CSIRO's Data61)

Screen producers entrepreurially innovating across disrupted markets
Gerard Reed (The University of Adelaide (ECIC))

Academics’ engagement and the valorization of research results: the case of the University of Bologna
Rosa Grimaldi (University of Bologna), Giuseppe Conti (University of Bologna)

CRC Program and in particular CRC Projects.

Next Practice: Place-based innovation
UTS Rapido Social: Technological Innovation for Accelerated Social Impact

Activating an innovation district through local and global networking
Margaret Hudson (Macquarie Park Innovation District / Macquarie University)

FabLab as a hub for co-creation with industry - two companies creating value at FabLab Halmstad
Henrik Barth (Halmstad University)

UTS and GE Healthcare: Procurement as a path to Partnership
Andrew Groth (UTS)

“Smart Cities, Smart Futures” - Building a Roadmap to a Future Where There Are No Roads

Case Studies: Educating the leaders, researchers and employees of tomorrow

Becoming Florida's Innovation University
Martha Saunders, Ph.D. (University of West Florida)

Industry Stream: Perspectives on innovating
Has Innovation become the buzzword on everyone’s lips?
Are we currently experiencing innovation theatre in Australia?

This panel and Q&A session has been brought together to gain insight into what innovation really looks like at the coal face. The panel represents different experiences and perspectives on innovation from people working in startups, SME’s, large corporates, not-for-profits and RDC’s (Research and Development Corporation).

1. Alan Taylor, Mizzenit
2. Tim Phillips, TILT
3. Sarah Churchwood Norton – Innovation & Leadership Consultant
4. David Wark, St Vincent De Paul Society SA
5. Sam Bucolo, Meat and Livestock Australia

Moderator: John Szabo

12:30 - 13:45
Networking area
Lunch & poster session
Lunch & Poster Session
Disjunctive external and internal ideas on the university's role in regional innovation systems
Thorbjörn Swenberg (Dalarna University), Johan Kostela (Dalarna University)

University-industry collaboration to strengthen government-citizen communication
Ying-Yi Chih (The Australian National University)

Practical application of a theoretical construct – from the Higher Education-Business Engagement Index to the Ranking of Technical University Programmes
Pawel Poszytek (Foundation for the Development of the Education System), Mateusz Jezowski (Foundation for the Development of the Education System)

13:45 - 15:00
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Developing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Dynamics and Metrics
Martin Bliemel & Deepa Subhadrammal (UTS)

Thorbjörn Swenberg (Dalarna University), Johan Kostela (Dalarna University)

Narratives for practice in academia: Investigating the thresholds between architectural learning and entrepreneurial activities
Chris Thurlbourne (The Aarhus School of Architecture)

Practitioner: University-industry engagement - an industry perspective
How KPMG is supporting university-industry collaborations
Sarah Jaber (KPMG)

Developing benefical international university and industry research partnerships
Kay Henderson (Weir Group Plc)

Applying design-thinking methodology to tackle complex policy problems
Iwona Hamulecka-Greene (Australia Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), Emma Johnson (Australia Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), Necia Fisher (Australia Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science), Michael Beahan (Australia Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science)

Next Practice: Structures and mechanisms for university-industry engagement
Advantage SME, University of Wollongong’s “in-house Industry Matchmaker” is propelling the innovation ecosystem in South East NSW
Julia Frith (University of Wollongong), Zahra Shahbazian (University of Wollongong)

An effective model for Tech and knowledge transfer involving SMEs in Italy
Fabrizio Dughiero (University of Padova - Italy)

UTS Rapido Unlock Technology. Shape The Future
Hervé Harvard (University of Technology Sydney)

Case Studies: University-industry engagement - a strategic partnership approach
The Swinburne - Medibank Partnership: A healthy dose of collaboration.
Daniel Ritlewski (Swinburne University of Technology)

RMIT & GHD: A journey towards a strategic partnership
Clare Russell (RMIT), Ton Dijkgraaf (GHD)

Industry Stream: UTS & SqwarePeg
Digital Technology and Partnerships CRM: An enabler for the cultural change to foster a holistic approach to strategic partnership management
John Szabo (University of Technology Sydney)

15:00 - 16:10
Parallel tracks
Parallel Sessions
Practitioner: Preparing for the future - Innovation in education and training
Building researcher and research administrators capability to engage with industry for impact
Kavitha Chandra-Shekeran (RMIT University)

The art of creating successful university-industry linkages: Fostering the rise of the entrepreneurial academic
Len Sciacca (The University of Melbourne)

Value co-creation in university-industry interaction
Laura Sivula (Aalto University)

Next Practice: Output and impact measurement
Best Practice in Research Translation
John besida (RMIT University)

Am I missing an opportunity to collaborate?
Nick Solomon (Clarivate Analytics)

Challenging Approaches and Supporting Impact Literacy to Close the Research-Practice Gap
Gino Erispe (Emerald Publishing)

Case Studies: University-industry engagement - a network approach
Generation Rx: A Public-Private Partnership to Promote Safe-Medication Taking Practices
Nicole Kwiek (Ohio State University College of Pharmacy)

Europe's biggest cross-border inter-disciplinary network creating an innovative society supporting University-Business Cooperation to the benefit of the Lake Constance region
Carsten Manz (HTWG Konstanz)

Industry Stream: Melbourne Connect
Melbourne Connect
Emma Woodhouse (Lendlease)

Workshop: Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities

Workshop description

16:10 - 16:30
Networking area
Coffee & networking break
16:30 - 17:00
Keynote speech

David Thodey AO
CSIRO Chair, Jobs NSW Chair
17:00 - 18:20
Discussion Panel: Innovation Districts, Place making and the role of universities as anchor institutions

Julie Wagner
President, Urban Insight SAGL and Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings

Mason Ailstock
Vice-President of Operations at The University Financing Foundation

Charlie Day
CEO of The Office of Innovation and Science Australia

Emma Woodhouse
Project Director, Commercial, Urban Regeneration at Lend Lease

Moderated by

Jacyl Shaw
Digital Innovation Lead, GHD
18:15 - 19:30
Free time
Free time
19:30 - 23:30
Social activity
Conference dinner at The Dolton House - Darling Island located on 48 Pirrama Rd

Keynote speech by

Richard White
CEO of Wisetech Global
Time Session
8:30 - 9:00
Networking area
Conference Registration & Warm-up coffee
9:00 - 10:15
Discussion Panel on the Role of Partnerships in Driving Innovation Strategy and New Technology

Anna Leibel
Executive Manager Technology at UniSuper

Kourosh Kayvani
Managing Director - Design, Innovation & Eminence at Aurecon

Kate Burleigh
Country Manager, Amazon Alexa, Australia/New Zealand

Margie Atkinson
Executive Manager Collaboration, CSIRO

Moderated by

Dr. Caitlin Ruddock
Director, Corporate Relations Centre, UTS

10:15 - 10:45
Coffee & networking break
10:45 - 12:15
Parallel Sessions
Scientific: Barriers, facilitators and motivators of university-industry engagement
Determinants of success in science-industry cooperation: case of Slovenia
Maja Bucar (Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana)

Business Engagement with University Offerings
Carolin Plewa (University of Adelaide), Balzhan Orazbayeva (Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre), Arno Meerman (UIIN)

Putting people first - exploring the impact of staff training to support the transition towards an innovative university
Pauliina Mattila (Swinburne University), Tiina Tuulos (Swinburne University)

Measuring Impact of Academia on Business and Society: Case of Latvia
Elina Gaile-Sarkane (Riga Technical University), Deniss Sceulovs (Riga Technical University)

Practitioner: Outputs and impact of university-industry engagement
Developing a Knowledge Exchange Framework to measure KE performance in England
Hamish McAlpine (Research England)

A New Paradigm to Strengthen the Innovation and External Engagement Potential of Universities
Keith Marmer (University of Utah)

Next Practice: Boosting entrepreneurship and employability in the region
XJTLU Entrepreneur College: A model for future universities and campuses for the elites and leaders for tomorrow's new industries.
Stuart Perrin (Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University)

Joint Capstone projects for double degree Engineering & Business students: A potential for authentic learning through industry engagement
Kourosh Dini (Swinburne University of Technology)

The industry-integrated MBA as a way to future-proof business education
Natalia Nikolova (University of Technology Sydney)

Establishing a Swedish framework for enhanced societal impact of HEI
Establishing a Swedish framework for enhanced societal impact of HEI

Industry Stream: Understanding the Australian Startup Ecosystem
Growing Your Ideas

How partnerships pave startup ecosystems: a StartupAUS-UTS case study

12:15 - 13:30
Lunch & poster session
Lunch & Poster Session
Guiding students with mobile solutions during field practice
Sami Heikkinen (Lahti University of Applied Sciences)

StartRails and StartNets: Mapping experiential pathways toward entrepreneurship at two large universities
Martin Bliemel (UTS:Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation)

Relationship building process in university-industry joint research
Ikuo Terauchi (Hokkaido University)

13:30 - 14:45
Discussion Panel on the Role of Higher Education in Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Prof. Tuula Teeri
President at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences & Former Rector of Aalto University

Petra Andren
CEO of Cicada Innovations

Ann Hoban
Director City Life at City of Sydney

Moderated by

Prof. Margaret Maile Petty
Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UTS

14:45 - 15:15
Coffee & networking break
15:15 - 16:45
Parallel Sessions
Next practice: Transversal skills development
Transdisciplinary learning: Transformative collaborations between students, industry, academia and communities
Adrian Buck (University Of Technology Sydney)

Designing the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours) at the University of Technology Sydney: An integration of micro credentialing, blended and work integrated learning
Jochen Schweitzer (University of Technology Sydney), Martin Bliemel (University of Technology Sydney)

The experience of CLab Veneto at University of Padova: Innovation by ‘Contamination’
Fabrizio Dughiero (University of Padova)

Next Practice: Building national and regional entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems
How to turn the challenge toward opportunity: university-driven coalition to boost Silver Economy
Przemyslaw Kardas (Medical University of Lodz), Aneta Andrzejczyk (Medical University of Lodz)

Making Across the Curriculum and into the Community
Daniel Harper (Ohio Unversity), Katy Mathuews (Ohio University)

OpenBeauchef: making the case for an open innovation ecosystem at Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
James McPhee (Universidad de Chile)

Case Studies: Designing and delivering curricula for entrepreneurship education
Embedding Entrepreneurship on Campus
Jennifer Zanich (UNSW Founders)

Herding cats to co-create cross-university courses in record time
M.Bliemel, J.Schweitzer, A.Mery-Keitel, R.Green, L.Nicolas (UTS)

16:45 - 17:00
Coffee & networking break
17:00 - 17:30