veski resident joins veski new horizons

30 November
veski chair Professor Ian Smith, veski chief executive office Ms Julia L Page, Victorian Lead Scientist Dr Leonie Walsh & 2015 veski resident Dr Siohan Jordan at veski: new horizons
veski chair Professor Ian Smith, veski chief executive office Ms Julia L Page, Victorian Lead Scientist Dr Leonie Walsh & 2015 veski resident Dr Siohan Jordan at veski: new horizons

veski connection members, representatives from industry, government, university and research institutes met at the Investment Centre Victoria on Monday, 30 November 2015 to wrap up the year for veski with newly appointed veski chair Professor Ian Smith and hear about the exciting new activities for 2016 from veski chief executive officer Ms Julia L Page.

Dr Leonie Walsh, Lead Scientist for the Victorian Government spoke of her support of veski’s programs and the discussed LaunchVIC, the new start up initiative and the commencement of Innovation week.

The night was also the concluding event of the residency program with 2015 veski resident Dr Siobhán Jordan providing a keynote address on Australia’s strengths and opportunities for innovation using the Scottish Interface model which has successfully incentivised academics and engaged SME’s. Dr Siobhán Jordan left the audience with the challenge to create collaborate partnerships here in Victoria with academia and industry to unlock the best of both worlds to creating opportunities for fast tracking results in commercialising products and boosting the Victorian economy.

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