IMPACT7 is an inaugural event celebrating Australian science. Coming to Melbourne on Tuesday 1 August, the program line up will feature incredible Australian science, from cutting-edge innovators across Australia. Delivered in partnership with the CSIRO, this one-day event celebrates Australian science and shows how local science is mitigating major challenges facing our nation.
IMPACT7 features researchers are working to address seven major challenge areas:
- Food security and quality
- Resilient and valuable environments
- Clean energy and resources
- Health and wellbeing
- A secure Australia and region
- Innovative industries
- A wildcard category.
With television and radio personality Marc Fennell as MC, and a closing keynote address from Australian of the Year and the inventor of ‘spray-on skin’, Dr Fiona Wood, IMPACT7 will be a fascinating and entertaining chance to explore Australian science.
Across the day, selected innovators and researchers will have three minutes to present their project to panels of Impact Leaders as well as the audience. The full program features all kinds of research projects from across Australia including:
- Biofabrication: the hospital of the future – Mathilde Desselle (QUT)
- Maximising vaccine production – Andrew Bean (VaXIMISER)
- Preventing global ecosystem collapse – Lucie Bland (Deakin University)
- Geothermal energy – Linden Jensen-Page (University of Melbourne)
- Zapping fruit flies – Mala Gamage (CSIRO)
- Using nano-diamonds to help patients faster – Carlo Bradac (UTS)
- The interplay between stories and numbers at the heart of Aboriginal wellbeing – Sheree Cairney (Flinders University).
These presenters and many more will share their amazing innovations before panels of Impact Leaders, including:
- Amanda Caples – Victoria’s Lead Scientist
- Charles Day – CEO, Office of Innovation and Science Australia
- John Dyson – Investment Principal, Starfish Ventures
- Bronwyn Harch – Executive Director, Institute for Future Environments, QUT
- Rose Hiscock – Director, Science Gallery Melbourne
- Jo Hume – Venture Partner, Southern Cross Venture Partner
- Lara Olsen – Regional Manager – Business Development, Tesla Energy, Asia Pacific.
Attendees will get rare insights into the science and technology that will change the way we farm, produce energy, prevent disease, and preserve the environment. Presenters will have the opportunity to share the impact of their work and receive invaluable guidance from the Impact Leaders, with the day to close in style with celebrations and awards!
For more information on IMPACT7 taking place on Tuesday 1 August at the Meat Market Melbourne, please visit the website or call 03 9663 3093.