The State Library of Victoria is located on the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets in the Melbourne CBD. Registration for the VPTN Showcase will be held in the library courtyard, which is accessible via the library’s main entrance on Swanston Street. Look out for VPTN signage on the day.
About the showcase
VPTN Showcase 2015: The platform to drive innovation and productivity
The Australian Government’s priority is to strengthen the connections between science, research and industry, to encourage research institutions and businesses to ‘look outwards’ for opportunities to collaborate with each other.*
When collaborating with specialised facilities, businesses and researchers gain access to new sources of ideas, skills, expertise and instruments to create or improve their products and services. In doing so, businesses report increased productivity and profitability, and are more likely to increase both employment and training for their existing employees. This access ensures that research reaches the widest audience and can make the biggest impact on people and practices.
The Victorian Platform Technologies Network (VPTN) annual showcase delivers on the platform to drive the commercialisation of good ideas by bringing together R&D, innovators and researchers’ needs with the capabilities of the VPTN network of publicly-funded research facilities.
* Extracts: Hon Ian McFarlane, The Australian Government’s 2014-15 Science, Research and Innovation Budget Tables Minister for Industry’s introduction.
VPTN Showcase for industry
VPTN’s Showcase is the ideal platform to identify open-access research infrastructure and associated services that will help you solve innovation challenges and meet the needs of your product development pipeline. With over 140 network members across a range of sectors, providing services from additive manufacturing to x-ray diffraction, there’s something for every tech-based innovator. Come and mingle with facility staff and explore opportunities in biological science, chemical science, engineering science, exercise & sports science, food science, materials science, mathematics, nano science and physical science.
VPTN Showcase for facilities
The VPTN Showcase exposes your facility to potential new users and innovators from industry, providing you with a platform to promote your facility’s unique offerings. Grouped by relevant disciplines, you’ll also be able to engage with other service providers in your supply chain, which will allow you to share best practice and to better anticipate the needs of your customers.
The VPTN Showcase 2015 is now booked out.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be placed on our waiting list.