Bringing together researchers, industry executives, thought leaders and policy makers with a shared interest in innovation management, the 6th ISPIM Innovation SymposiumInnovation in the Asian Century – will focus on current and topical issues relating to innovation in Asia-Pacific. Organised by ISPIM, and hosted by the Victorian Universities Innovation Management Network (VUIMN), this event will welcome around 250 innovation experts from 25 countries to Melbourne on 8-11 December 2013.

Programme Highlights

Headline Speaker

Ian Chubb, AC
Chief Scientist
Australian Government

Keynote Speakers

Tania de Jong, AM
Creativity Australia & Creative Universe

Simon Dewulf

Sarah Pearson
ANU Enterprise Pty Ltd

Innovation in Australia Speakers

Brad Krauskopf
Hub Australia

Liza Noonan
Director of Emerging Technology Commercialisation
Alcatel-Lucent Australia

Steve Sammartino
Chief Marketing Officer
Tomcar Australia

Luminary Speakers

Dougal Edwards
Bright Arena

John H Howard
Managing Director, Howard Partners
Adjunct Professor, UTS Business School

Christoph Köller
Managing Director
Görgen & Köller GmbH

Allan Ryan
Executive Director
Hargraves Institute

Innovation for Business Speakers

Angeline Achariya
General Manager Innovation Asia-Pacific
Mondelez International

Karen Cole
State Manager Manufacturing Moorabbin
Coca Cola Amatil

Jason Cotton
Innovation Manager
CitiPower Powercor

Phil Edwards
Team Leader, Innovation Development
Melbourne Water

Thomas Hordern
Business Innovation Leader
The Volvo Group

Amy-Renee Hovorka
Innovation Strategy Professional
ex-Westpac Group

Paul McCarthy
Director, Strategy and Innovation

Heather Moore
Strategy & Future Vision
Vodafone Group R&D

Richard Owens
Digital Innovation Specialist
ex-Macquarie Group

Mark Redmond
Business Innovation Manager
Ergon Energy

Fabian S Schlage
Head of Idea & Innovation Management
Nokia Solutions & Networks

Special Interest Groups & Workshops

Managing R&D and Innovation in the Process Industries
Led by Amrik Sohal, Department of Management, Monash University, Australia and Thomas Lager, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Managing the Early Stages of Innovation
Led by Ceri Williams & John Egan, University of Leeds, UK and Paul Ellwood, University of Liverpool, UK

Resilience Assessment for Innovation
Led by Heather Moore, The Shape of Things, Germany

Transferring Knowledge for Innovation: Learning from Failure
Led by Allen Alexander, University of Exeter Business School, UK and Anne-Katrin Neyer, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg/Fraunhofer MOEZ, Germany

Getting Your Paper Published: A Gamble or a Skill?
Led by Eelko Huizingh, Huizingh Academic Development/University of Groningen, Netherlands

International Doctoral Seminar on Strategic Foresight
Led by René Rohrbeck, Aarhus University, Denmark (continues on 12 & 13 December)

  • 20 "Hot Topic" Roundtable Discussions on innovation challenges including: "Do we need new innovation management tools to promote sustainability in firms?"; "Isn't it time that innovation became a recognised discipline?"; "How can we crowd source innovative solutions inside large organisations?"; "Have you got what it takes to be an innovator?"; "Early Stage Innovation - How to build a commercial value proposition on scientific research?"
  • 26 Facilitated Themed Sessions with Academic and Practitioner Presentations (100 presentations)
  • 3 Academic Research Development Sessions (18 presentations)
  • Showcasing Innovation in Victoria including innovation tours to The University of Ballarat Technology Park; Tomcar Australia; Planet Innovation; CERES Environment Park; Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES); Melbourne Design & Innovation Tour
  • Networking Social Events - Welcome Reception; Gala Dinner at the famous MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground); Social Evening at Alumbra/Docklands

Further Information

Submissions & Bookings

Symposium Secretariat: