2011 Australian Innovation Festival
The Australian Innovation Festival is a national festival established in 2002 to encourage
and support networking and business opportunities for participants in the areas of research &
development, and technology commercialisation, across all industry sectors.
The 2011 Australian Innovation Festival runs from 26th April to 31st May, with over 500
events in all States and Territories. The two Co-Chairs are Peter Westfield (Director,
AusInnovation) and Senator Kim Carr (Minister of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research)
The 2011 Festival theme “Business I Innovation I Growth” highlights the key role that
innovation plays as the primary catalyst in building sustainable success for all organisations.
This Festival will also celebrate its 10th anniversary by again focusing on the 4Cs of
Innovation – “Creativity, Connections, Collaboration and Commercialisation”. These key
elements are behind every major Australian innovative or entrepreneurial endeavour.
This Festival continues to be the largest festival in the country, with events ranging from
networking and business functions to museum and technology showcases; from open days
and product launches to fashion parades and industry tours. Nearly every Australian industry
is included from fashion to biotechnology, from information technology to food and wine.
Virtually every major town and city throughout Australia has an event in the Festival. The
audience is diverse as the event program. Attendees range from CEOs to school children;
there are no requirements to participate. Even better, many Festival events are free
The 2011 Australian Innovation Festival aims to showcase the importance of innovation in
Australia’s economic, social and cultural environments and most importantly create a culture
of innovation for the benefit of all Australians. This Festival continues to be not-for-profit
initiative which inspires and reinforces our rich innovative history and entrepreneurial spirit.
For more information:
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