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BioWorkshop – Ask Industry Anything

November 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEDT

BioMelbourne Network is proud to present a new approach to industry:academic engagement.

Breaking down the barriers, participants from research and academia have the chance to ask industry professionals all the questions that they might think are awkward, naive, controversial or challenging about all aspects of working and engaging with industry partners. The “Ask Industry Anything” forum is a chance to explore the myths and misconceptions of working with industry, create a greater understanding of approaches to building relationships and foster a networking environment for open dialogue and exchange between industry and academic communities.

The objective of the event is to increase the connectivity between Melbourne’s industry and academic communities by talking about the issues and challenges around collaboration. There is an increased recognition of the need for greater collaboration between industry and researchers, which requires increased dialogue; greater communication and cultural understanding of how partnerships work. Academic organisations want their researchers to have more exposure to the needs and expectations of industry, especially at the early-to-mid career level, to showcase the strengths of their organisation. Industry wants greater access to the talent and capabilities within research organisations, to connect with researchers who understand the needs of partners. This event will create an environment for that encourages a greater dialogue between industry and academia that empowers people to form relationships and drive innovation forward.

Date: Tuesday 29th November 2016
Time: Registration at 3.45pm, presentations and q&a from 4pm to 5.40pm followed by networking until 6.30pm
Venue: Eastern Hill, 15 Gisborne Street, Melbourne Victoria 3002

Ms Sam Cobb, CEO, Adalta Pty Ltd
Ms Kathy Connell, Director New Ventures ANZ, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre
Dr Erol Harvey, PhD, FTSE , Chief Executive Officer, MiniFAB (Aust) Pty Ltd
Mr Matthew Hoskin, Chief Operating Officer, Sienna Cancer Diagnostic Ltd
Dr Phil Kearney PhD MBA, Director, Business Development & Licensing & also Director of BioMelbourne Network, Merck Sharp & Dohme Australia
Dr John Lambert, Senior Director, Medicines Development Ltd
Dr Patrick McManamny, Partner, FB Rice
Mr Paul McDonald, Contract Manufacturing Lead, Pfizer Global Supply Melbourne
Dr Tim Oldham, CEO, Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
A.Prof. Craig Rayner, Chief Executive Officer, d3 Medicine LLC
Dr David Rhodes, Chief Scientific Officer, Admedus Ltd
Ms Filippa Shub, Director of Intellectual Property, Starpharma Pty Ltd
Mr Ken Windle, CEO, Advent Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd




For more information on attending this event, please call Vicky Jones on 9667 8181 or email vjones@biomelbourne.org

Many thanks to our sponsors:

Venue Sponsor:
world courier

Catering Sponsor:

fb rice



November 29, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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BioMelbourne Network
+61 3 9667 8181


Eastern Hill
15 Gisborne Street
MELBOURNE, Victoria 3000 Australia
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