City hosts event to link businesses with universities
The City of Greater Bendigo will next week host a free event to help businesses connect with universities and use research to improve their business.
The event will be facilitated by Discovery, Science and Technology Centre general manager Jonathan Ridnell and will feature a series of local business case studies, followed by a question and answer session and panel discussion.
The event will feature case studies from Australian Turntables, Moira Macs and Bendigo Health, which have each used research to create a competitive advantage for their operations.
Representatives from Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash Rural Health, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology and Regional Development Victoria will be at the event.
City Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said innovation was critical to remaining competitive and successful in the long term.
“We have some fantastic medium and large-scale businesses based in and around Bendigo who we think might benefit from this event, and we also have research providers who are keen to share their insights and work collaboratively with business,” Mr O’Sullivan said.
“The case studies show that working with universities and research providers doesn’t have to be daunting and can result in real benefits for business.
“It’s also beneficial for universities, who have an interest in seeing their research applied to real life situations and to demonstrate the utility of their work.
“I encourage any business operator or manager to come along to this free event to see if this is something that could benefit their business.”
Date: Friday March 23, 2018
Time: 8am - 10am, includes morning tea
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo
Tickets: Free to attend, but to book go to www.eventbrite.com.au