Innovation Summit

The UNSW Innovation Summit is a major annual event bringing those who are leading strategies, unlocking opportunities and delivering cutting-edge technologies, under one roof.

Our visionary guest speakers will share their knowledge, insights and experiences and provide a unique opportunity to learn best practices as leaders in their field.

We’re proud to introduce to this year’s Summit, speakers from the Industry Growth Centres Government Initiative that enables national action on key issues such as collaboration, commercialisation and international engagement.

The Growth Centres are independent companies, driven by eminent industry leaders. The Growth Centres work to unlock commercial opportunities and drive innovation.

Technology Showcase

Come and see how Australian technology and inventions are achieving global impact.

From robots to hydrogen bikes, from improving medical masks, to recycling waste products and to developing supplements to slow ageing related symptoms, these innovations are creating a better future.

There will be a range of technologies on show that demonstrate how original knowledge and technology sourced from university research has been taken up by business partners big and small in order to achieve a competitive edge.

It is possible to register for either the whole Summit (including Showcase) or attend the Innovation Awards and Networking Function only which will give you access to the Showcase. 

Innovation Awards

The UNSW Innovation Summit will incorporate the presentation of the 2017 UNSW Innovation Awards, including:

  • UNSW Innovation of the Year Award
  • UNSW Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • UNSW Outstanding Startup Award 

Further information - UNSW Innovation Awards 2017

Who should attend?

  • Business professionals
  • Corporate executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Government officials
  • Industry analysts
  • Management consultants
  • Policy researchers
  • University administrators

The Summit provides a forum to:

  • Westin Hotel, SydneyMeet and exchange ideas
  • Explore mutual interests for collaboration
  • Form research and profession networks.

Internationally renowned experts from Australia and overseas will present at the Summit.  They will also engage in Q&A with expert speakers and network during and after the formal program. This year will also see the introduction of an interactive showcase of Australia's leading technology innovations.

The venue

Located in stunning Sydney, The Westin Sydney is located in the Sydney CBD at No. 1 Martin Place. The UNSW Innovation Summit will take place in Ballroom 3 & 4.

The nearest train station is Wynyard Station.

Self-parking is available beneath the hotel via Secure Parking

Accommodation is available at The Westin Sydney. Please call the hotel on +61 (2) 8223 1111 to make a booking.