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Port Stephens Council - Business Leaders Luncheon (Nov 17)

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Broughton's at the Bay

Level 1, d’Albora Marinas

6 Teramby Road

Neslson Bay, NSW 2315

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NOVEMBER BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCHEON

THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM - OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESS

Interaction between academic researchers, small businesses, the investor community, government and commercial industry in a collective learning environment can help foster, facilitate and expedite the R&D process, commercialisation and in some instances the growth of local, regional, national and international supply chains and industry clusters. The innovation ecosystem is a driver for innovation, and it is the interplay of these relationships along the innovation spectrum that improve the likelihood a venture will succeed, providing opportunities for local business.

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr Sarah Pearson

Our keynote speaker, The University of Newcastle's (UON) Pro Vice-Chancellor for Industry Engagement and Innovation, Dr Sarah Pearson will present on the ‘Innovation Ecosystem’, and what this looks like in Port Stephens and the Hunter Region. Dr Sarah Pearson will cover what constitutes an innovation ecosystem, with reference to the newly launched Defence Innovation Hub at Williamtown, Port Stephens, and highlight the benefits and role of local business in the innovation ecosystem.

Dr Sarah Pearson joined the UON in March 2017 as the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor, Industry Engagement and Innovation. In this role Dr Pearson provides strategic leadershipin building industry links and partnerships, forging joint industry - university initiatives, accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship through innovation hubs, and achieving excellence in the translation and commercialisation of research to deliver positive economic and social impacts.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS LEADERS LUNCHEON

Mayor Ryan Palmer, General Manager Wayne Wallis and the Economic Development Unit invite you to join them and the Senior Management team for the Port Stephens Business Leaders Luncheon.

The luncheons are designed to provide an opportunity for local business leaders to network and communicate with senior council staff in an informal setting. The format includes a short presentation and a light lunch.

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