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G29 & G30 New Horizons

20 Research Way

Monash University

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On Tuesday the 20th of March, Monash Tech School invites industry representatives, academics, and researchers, along with students, teachers and parents within the City of Monash to an evening focused on The Future of Work in the Medical, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sector.

This event will be an opportunity to understand the future direction and growth of the Biomedical and Biotechnology Sector within the City of Monash and Victoria more broadly while also developing a wider understanding of the job opportunities in these sectors.

Join us to hear keynote speakers from CSIRO and The Centre for Transformative Innovation. These presentations will be followed by an industry panel comprised of local SME representatives and education specialists who will discuss the importance of STEM skills and the Tech Schools initiative at the local level.

This event will also serve as an introduction to the role that Monash Tech School will play in bridging the gap between students and the sector/industry, including the unique opportunities available to the community through the strategic relationships Monash Tech School has with Monash University, Holmesglen Institute, CSIRO and several other community organisations.

Biographies of speakers and panellists are noted below while additional information on Monash Tech School can be obtained from our website - www.monashtechschool.vic.edu.au

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Look out for an exciting announcement on who will be moderating the event!


SPEAKERS

Dr Paul Savage | Research Director of the Biomedical Manufacturing Program | CSIRO

Dr Paul Savage is a Research Director at CSIRO. His Biomedical Manufacturing Program works with local companies to develop new innovative devices, products, and processes, to improve the economic growth of the biomedical sector. He initially trained as a synthetic organic chemist working in drug discovery projects, and the Biomedical Program now also includes projects in cell biology, protein engineering, and biocompatible polymers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and former Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry Australia.


Dr Russell Thomson | Associate Professor | Centre for Transformative Innovation Swinburne University

Dr Russell Thomas is an Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technologies Center for Transformative Innovation, where he specialises in the economics of science technology and innovation. In addition to his work at Swinburne University of Technology, he undertakes applied policy research for clients including the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. His hard work has led him to multiple publications in leading international journals.


PANELISTS

Nicci Rossouw | CEO | Exaptec

Nicci Rossouw is the founder and owner of Exaptec, a provider of specialist robotics devices that assist business and family in day-to-day life thru telepresence, such as a disabled person being introduced into the workforce. Her passion for how humans interact with robots in a social workplace context has led her to multiple industry connections, including Australian Robotics Industry partner at Beijing Commission of Economy and Information Technology.


Danielle Storey | CEO | Eastern Innovation Business Centre

Danielle Storey, the CEO, of Eastern Innovation Business Centre, has a joy for working with teams and people to build connections. Previously she has worked with many leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate team members, and startups to help them solve problems and get their business where they want it, creating that million dollar feeling in their business. This hard work has led her to her current role at The Eastern Innovation Business Centre, which provides a space for innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders to thrive and create the success stories of the future.


Dr Erol Harvey | Director & CEO | MiniFAB

Dr Erol Harvey, an academic and entrepreneur, founded MiniFAB in 2002, a world-leading company and provider of custom designed and manufactured microfluidic and medical devices. As an academic, he has a PhD from Monash University in Plasma and Laser Physics and was a Professor in Microtechnology at Swinburne University. Along with his team, they seeded the formation of the CRC for MicroTechnology, a vehicle that brought together Australian academia and industry. Lastly, his hard-work in the industry saw him elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) in 2006.


Sarah Hayton | Program Delivery Manager Education and Outreach | CSIRO

Sarah Hayton has worked in the education sector for over 12 years with professional experience across both the State and Federal Governments. She has extensive government program management experience in a range of areas and well-established networks within the formal education sector (including schools, VET and higher education), community groups nationally (mainstream, Indigenous and CALD ), private enterprise and NGO’s. Combine with her experience and hard-work she has delivered a range of award-winning education resources for diverse audiences nationally. Today she works as the Program Delivery Manager for CSIRO for Education and Outreach, managing the science and mathematicians in schools program, CSIRO education awards and the Digital Careers program.



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