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Innovation Week

Showcasing our world-changing ideas

From Monday 14 to Friday 18 August we're bringing together staff and students involved with ground breaking discoveries and transformative inventions to celebrate and share how we are changing the world.

Our innovation in healthcare

Read more about three important healthcare innovations.

Towards a sustainable future

Smaller, smarter, greener. Find out about three key innovations that have sustainability at their centre.

Improving wellbeing for all - orang utans included

Read more about three innovations that aim to improve the wellbeing of all of our planet's inhabitants. 

What's on?

Date Details
Thursday 10 August The global education opportunity faces a financing challenge: Join Alice P Albright discussing the need to secure fundingto provide extraordinary gains for children and young people living in the world’s poorest countries through education. The University of Sydney Business School, CBD Campus, 6–7.30pm

Monday 14 August

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence ceremony

MacLaurin Hall, 4pm

This Sounds Like Science: Quantum science explained through the electric guitar City Recital Hall, 12.30pm
Proto 2 workshop: INCUBATE's five-week introductory program into the world of startups - join them for the first session. Darlington Campus, 4-7pm

Tuesday 15 August

Student Challenge pitch competition and entrepreneurship showcase

New Law School foyer, 3-5.30pm

Sydney Ideas: The future of work  The complexity and uncertainty of the future of work means today’s graduates will have to adapt to new jobs and work environments. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of the future of work.

Barangaroo, 6.30pm

Sydney Ideas: Data Science - the Future of Better Health?

WIMR Conference Room, 5.30pm

3D Printing 101: Have you ever wondered what 3D printing is all about and how you can get started? This short 30 minute workshop introduces you to the MakerBot 3D printer and steps you through the process; from finding designs online or making your own (using free online tools), to setting up the printer to print. ThinkSpace, University of Sydney Library, 12pm/1pm/2pm

Wednesday 16 August

Sydney Teaching Colloquium - The Creative Curriculum. Discover the innovative ways in which colleagues have brought features of the new curriculum alive.Themes: Real World Projects, The Open Learning Environment (OLE), and Making the Graduate Qualities Real.

Education Building Lecture Theatre 351, 1-4pm

Student Inspired Innovation – Humanitarian Engineering. See how our students are learning, innovating and applying diverse engineering skills to development, disaster and remote community contexts globally. Institute Building, 6-8.30pm
Sydney Ideas: Why we need a Universal Basic Income Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, 6–7.30pm

Gala dinner: a celebration hosted by Vice-Chancellor & Principal Dr Michael Spence AC to bring together founders, entrepreneurs, industry, researchers and students who are pioneering ground-breaking ventures.

MacLaurin Hall, 6.30pm
Kickstarting collaborative research partnerships in the humanities, arts and social sciences: Interested in translating your academic research into real world social impact? Have a potential research partner in mind but unsure of how to forge a research collaboration? This Quick Bite will outline tips, tools and strategies to help you navigate the world of research partnerships.
New Law School Annexe , Seminar Room 446, 12.15–12.45pm

Thursday 17

Sydney Policy Lab launch and workshop, with keynote addresses by Mark Scott, Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and the Vice-Chancellor.

CBD Business School campus, 8am-12pm

Immersive Learning Laboratory Launch: Discover how virtual reality technology has revolutionised educational opportunities.

PNR Lecture Theatre 2, 5.30-7.30pm

Corporate Governance and Regulation: East Meets West Conference

17-18 August, New Law School building

Emerge – STEM Careers Expo at Cicada Innovations, a creative showcase of STEM careers to inspire, support and grow the knowledge economy in Australia, and to highlight viable alternate career pathways for STEM educated students within tech startups and scaleups. Cicada Innovations, Eveleigh, 2–5pm

Friday 18 August

3 Minute Thesis finals, hosted by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, judged by a panel including the Vice-Chancellor.

Abercrombie Lecture Theatre 1110, 10am

Saturday 19 August

Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia conference

Abercrombie building

Sydney Science Festival events

August 8: Science + Quiz = Comedy, Sydney Science Festival

Great Hall, 6.30pm

August 15: Sydney Ideas - Are your Genes your Destiny?

Footbridge Theatre, 6pm

August 16: Sydney Science Forum. Stranger Things: The Uncanny World of Animal Pregnancy

Eastern Ave Auditorium, 5.45pm