EVENT: Making the most of the innovation agenda: Science, technology & innovation policy for economic growth

From the sheep’s back to the resources boom Australia’s economic drivers are constantly changing. We are now in the information age where data has moved from a backroom process of industry to a commodity in its own right. With the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland innovation agenda and the Commonwealth Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, our governments are striving to diversify the economy through science, technology and innovation. However, Australia’s transition to a new knowledge-based economy cannot be achieved by government alone.

Join us for a discussion on how university, industry and governments can work together to strengthen our existing industries and create new opportunities to diversify our economy.

Professor Neal Ryan’s academic and industrial experiences provide a balanced analysis of the contemporary policies on science, technology and innovation and a framework for a national system of innovation to successfully transition to a knowledge-based economy.

Dr. David Tuffley will extend on these themes by investigating the nexus between technology and society and how new technologies work with the society.

WHEN:    17 August 2016
TIME:     5.30 – 7.00pm
VENUE: Gold Coast – Griffith University

G42 4.23 Business Building

 Adjunct Professor Neal Ryan
Griffith University

Neal Ryan Head Shot

Professor Neal Ryan is the former Pro Vice Chancellor of Research at Southern Cross University and a distinguished Griffith alumnus. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Griffith Sciences. Neal has published 2 books and over 90 journal articles and book chapters. He has been the recipient of 10 ARC grants totalling more than $10 million. His principal academic training was in science and technology policy at Griffith University.




Dr David Tuffley
Griffith University

Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognised expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David is an engaging science communicator of many years’ experience.