• The Age Innovation Summit

    6 October 2021 | MCEC, Melbourne


The COVID-19 pandemic crisis has illustrated the importance of investment in science. Our public health response has been exemplary with an evidence-based approach to flattening the curve informed by a broad network of scientists and local scientific endeavours. Our technology companies and manufacturing capabilities have responded with the quick development of COVID-19 tests, genomic tracking of cases and innovation in vaccination technology. 2021 will be year of recovery thanks to these achievements.

We gather at the MCEC to hear from our leaders, scientists and technologists to continue dialogue on innovation in Australia and why investment is more crucial then ever.

With our focus on recovery join us to hear from our excellent speaker faculty about what it will take to ensure we are thriving through and post pandemic days ahead.


The Hon Katie Allen MP
Federal Member for Higgins & Committee Member, Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

The Hon Gabrielle Upton MLA
Parliamentary Secretary to the NSW Premier

The Hon John Brumby AO
La Trobe University

Sally-Ann Williams
Cicada Innovations

Bill Ferris
Chair, Medical Research Commercialisation Fund, Inaugural Chair, Innovation and Science Australia

Jeremy Balkin
Head of FinTech & Innovation, Wholesale Payments
J.P. Morgan NYC

Dr Jens Goennemann
Managing Director,
Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre

Adir Shiffman
Catapult Sports

Daniel Petre AO
Airtree Ventures

Jon Whittle
CSIRO’s Data61


Tuesday 15 June 2021


Welcome Remarks


Early Bird - Face to Face
$1495 $1295

One Day Conference

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Until 30 June 2021

Early Bird - Virtual Pass
$595 $495

One Day Conference

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Until 30 June 2021

When & Where

6 October 2021

MCEC, Melbourne
1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf VIC 3006

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