Science Minister Melissa Price and Labor’s Ed Husic reveal vision for cooperative research, science, tech and innovation

NEWLY sworn-in Federal Government Science Minister Melissa Price will give her first major speech at the Collaborate Innovate 2021 conference today (October 19, 1.20 to 1.30pm).

Ms Price will outline the government’s vision for Cooperative Research Centres, and how industry-led research can spawn new innovations and commercialised technologies for Australia.

Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation Ed Husic will speak on Wednesday (Oct 20, 9:30-10am).

Conference Speakers include:

  • Professor Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist CSIRO
  • Jeff Connolly, CEO Siemens Australia
  • Victoria Treadell, British High Commissioner
  • Edwin Chow, Assistant CEO Enterprise Singapore
  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato, professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL)
  • Dr Katherine Woodthorpe AO (2021 Ralph Slatyer Address)
  • Dr Cathy Foley, Chief Scientist of Australia
  • Professor Caroline McMillan, Chief Scientist of South Australia
  • Professor Hugh Possingham, Queensland Chief Scientist


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