Taxpayers, industry partners, private donors, and international students fund university research. How can we increase the tangible social, economic, and environmental returns on this investment?
Hear three inspiring stories from scientists whose innovations are solving real-world problems. When many don’t, why did these researchers succeed in moving their great ideas out of the lab and into use?
Join our panel of academics and a research impact expert to discuss lessons learned that could help more innovators bring solutions to make the world healthier, safer, and more equitable.
This Science Festival marquee event is being broadcast from the Science Gallery Melbourne. Online attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the live conversation.
In-person attendees will be invited to casual drinks and nibbles at the conclusion of the panel hosted by the Dean of Science, Professor Moira O’Bryan, and enjoy a private showing of the brand-new Dark Matters exhibition.
The Science at Melbourne Lecture series is the premier public event series from the Faculty of Science. The event program seeks to share our knowledge and love of science with the wider community, engaging them in current research and empowering them to ask questions and take actions for a better world. The series runs throughout the year covering scientific research, discoveries and theories that play exciting or unexpected roles in shaping and advancing our society.
Professor Moira O’Bryan (Host)
Dean, Faculty of Science
Ken Jefferd (Moderator)
Managing Director, Research, Innovation and Commercialisation | UM Commercialisation Ltd
Professor David K. Gardner PhD, AM, FAA(Panelist)
Group Director of ART, Scientific Innovation and Research of Virtus Health