Fed Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

On 12 June 2024, UNSW SMaRT Centre Director Prof Veena will present a keynote speech at the Fed Forum: Innovation and Entrepreneurship, as part of the Festival of Big Ideas in Victoria.

Hosted by the Morwell Innovation Centre at Federation University, Veena will share her vision for a sustainable future, highlight the importance of creating a circular economy and how using waste as a resource - including various UNSW SMaRT Centre innovations - must be at the centre of our manufacturing future and innovative decarbonisation efforts.

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Event hosts say:

Join us at this Fed Forum event for an immersive exploration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Our mission is to educate our community on the transformative benefits of investing in innovation and for Gippsland’s economy, and to inspire future entrepreneurs in our region.

With a focus on fostering a culture of innovation alongside university partnerships, we aim to support our local businesses to grow and evolve with our changing regional economy, whilst also empowering the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Featuring a diverse lineup of speakers, including academic and industry experts, the forum promises valuable takeaways and networking opportunities.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic community driving change and shaping our future.

Fed Uni is pleased to host this event as part of the Festival of Big Ideas from 7-21 June 2024.

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Who should attend?

  • Industry professionals, small businesses, and Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s)
  • Senior school or higher education students and those working with younger generations
  • Start-ups, scale-ups, and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Enthusiasts who are excited about emerging opportunities in Gippsland
  • Themes: technology, sustainability, collaborative partnerships.

Benefits of attending:

  • Gain insights into innovation and entrepreneurship methodologies
  • Learn how to embed innovation in your organisation's strategy and culture
  • Hear from a mix of academic and industry speakers
  • Engage in networking opportunities
  • Be part of a community driving change and innovation in Gippsland.

Keynote speaker:  

Featuring keynote speaker, international award-winning scientist, engineer, and 'Eco Alchemist' Professor Veena Sahajwalla, one of the world's leading innovators in sustainable materials use.

TIME: 8.30AM - 4.00PM